Another understated barrel-aged gem from Scotland’s I & G. Jamaican rum sweetens richly caramelized mocha fruiting, maple molasses-glazed nuttiness and dewy earthen remnant. Brown-sugared fig, plum, date and raisin illusions graze vanilla-creamed brown chocolate stead and ample pecan-chestnut-cola conflux for rummy Scottish-based, Irish-styled red ale.
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.