On tap at Seven Lakes Station, milk-sugared coffee entry picks up fudgy black chocolate creaming and sweet vanilla nuances. Nutty chocolate-coffee finish is just a tad thin.
On tap at Taphouse 15, dry rye entry gains spiced-up bourbon vanilla sweetness, rich brown chocolate sugaring and mild coffee bittering. Oak-charred whiskey tones reinforce peated rye influence.
On tap at Taphouse 15, semi-rich chocolate pastry dessert beer lets maple syrup drape bittersweet black chocolate entry, honey-glazed hazelnut adjunct and toffee pudding sweetness above cookie dough malting. Creamy hazelnut chocolate resilience fortified by vanilla, caramel and butterscotch sugaring.
On tap at Ambulance, dark-roasted coffee tones and dark chocolate malting glide above charred oats, leaving nutty espresso reminder at brisk iced coffee finish.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, highly complex Imperial Stout/ barleywine blend soaked with maple bourbon syrup then aged in brandied marsala wine barrels lets spiced wine licks receive dark cherry, plum and raisin subtleties as well as oaken vanilla tannins above its bittersweet chocolate malt base. Champagne-wined cuvee influence is minimal.
On tap at Woodstack Pizza, creamily brown-sugared coffee sweetness envelops rich java-influenced stout collab between two respected Connecticut brewers. Vietnamese iced coffee continuance gains light bourbon vanilla, milk chocolate, cacao nibs, cinnamon, molasses and café au lait illusions to further sweeten decadent coffee milkshake alternative.
Fulsome nitro stout (in a can) with tremendous depth, body and overall richness. Bittersweet milk chocolate creaming leaves frothy éclair mouthfeel deepened by cocoa-powdered espresso tones and slight dried fruiting to its sweet oats-flaked barley roast base. Wood-burnt hop char and tobacco chaw bittering fill out bold nitrogenated dark ale. Retains stylishly silken smoothness of usual nitrogenated stout while being more aggressively demanding.
On tap at Beef Trust, treasured milk-sugared hot cocoa indulgence gains Madagascar vanilla, marshmallow, dark chocolate and molasses adjuncts spiked by coniferous spruce tip needling above dewy peat earthiness. Mild dried cherry, cinnamon and fig notions caress the sweet-milked mocha intrigue in the backend.