On tap at Growler & Gill, creamy Mostra coffee-induced Imperial Stout retains lovely milk chocolate luster. Debonair coffee stead reinforced by brown chocolate sugaring before cinnamon-spiced caramel apple sweetness and leathery cedar-charred dried fruiting settle in for awesome dessert confection.
Richly creamed collaboration aged on coffee, vanilla, chili and cacao nibs combines the fudgy dark chocolate malting, molasses-smoked muscovado sugaring and wood-burnt hop char of Evil Twin’s Even More Jesus with rummy bourbon-spiced alacrity for decadent dessert treat. Mild chili heat slightly sears robust vanilla-mocha stead, leaving chocolate mousse, Black Forest cake, chocolate eclair, fudged brownie and hazelnut cappuccino illusions on the busy finish (as well as not-too-subtle anise, cinnamon and marshmallow snips).
On tap at Biggie’s. Fudgy S’mores knockoff places dark chocolate syrup atop crushed Graham Cracker sweetness to counter moderate hop-charred bittering. Beneath the rich cocoa nibs-derived surface, its marshmallow-melted honeyed wheat adjunct fades quickly as tertiary bourbon vanilla, black cherry puree, crème de cocoa and port wisps waver.
On tap at Ambulance, luxurious cinnamon-toasted brown chocolate sweetness gains molasses-sapped bourbon vanilla warmth and minimal chili pepper heat for sturdily spiced Mexican-styled stout (with well-hidden 11.4% ABV). Chewy cocoa-nibbed cookie dough creaminess enriches the cinnamon-peppered chocolate and vanilla donut-like finish.
On tap at Sogo, mildly creamed dark-roast coffee and lightly smoked chocolate malting pick up ancillary port-aged ‘plum, cherry and stewed fruit’ notions from Syrah grape must of hybridized wine-barreled stout that stays remarkably soft and fluffy on the tongue. Wood-burnt hop char and light walnut sear impact smoky coffee-cocoa finish, leaving oaken vanilla tannins in the distance.
On tap at Taphouse 15, fantastic 4th Anniversary Imperial Stout doused in cake-battered bourbon barrels perfectly replicates rich coffee cake dessert. Conditioned on vanilla, cinnamon and coffee, its resilient coffee cake cluster picks up sweet toasted coconut, Graham Cracker and anise illusions to increase intensity.
On tap at Growler & Gill, Irish Car Bomb-like nitro stout retains soothingly creamed dark chocolate syruping, honeyed Graham Cracker sugaring and sweet vanilla serenity (somehow recalling above-mentioned cocktail that combines Jameson Whiskey, Bailey’s Irish Cream and Guinness Stout). Black Forest cake, fudged brownie, crème brulee and cocoa milk illusions add further richness to extraordinary dessert treat.
Richly creamed Mexican-styled full body remains boldly well-balanced yet lusciously soft-tongued. Exuberant mocha-spiced sweetness increases brown-sugared cinnamon adjunct to contrast mild ancho-pablano peppering above molasses-glazed flaked oats malting. Minty chocolate luxuriance gains lovely milk-sugared coffee, bourbon vanilla, cocoa nibs, crème brulee, café au lait and hazelnut undertones. Recommended.