On tap at Growler & Gill, soothing, yet pronounced, Tullamore Irish Whiskey influence gains coffee-stained black chocolate roast and oaken vanilla leathering. Mild wood char seeps into whiskeyed mocha charm. In deep recess, black grape musk and sooty peat add musty wisps.
Polite English-styled IPA lets mild oak-aged Scotch licks, dewy peat sweetness and grassy hop astringency caress zesty lemon snips over light baked bread spine. Earthen pale malts enhance oaken vanilla, crisp tobacco, fungal truffle, dried apricot and sugar glass subsidies. Soothingly smooth sessionable fare.