On tap at Taphouse Grille – Wayne, bold porter ‘cellared on cocoa nibs’ brings milky dark chocolate malting to mild hop char. Bittersweet cocoa nibs influence gains brown toast, burnt caramel and salted toffee snips.
On tap at Growler & Gill, interesting soft-toned helles lager coalesces gluey honeyed pilsner malts with oats-sugared corn sweetness, toasted mineral graining and tingly floral-spiced hop mildness without getting stylistically apprehensive.
On tap at The Oath, bold Gimme! coffee-powered oatmeal stout gains black chocolate influence above dry wood-charred dark roast hop bittering, walnut espresso linger and groat-y oats bottom. Day-old coffee finish retains nut-burnt dark chocolate reminder.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead, creamy ‘coffee oatmeal stout’ picks up bittersweet dark chocolate richness to emphasize dry black coffee roast. Smoked nuttiness, mild black peppering and charred hop singe reinforce luxurious coffee bean theme.
On tap at Doherty’s, impressive java-powered version of Ithaca Flower Power utilizes nutty Tanzanian coffee to contrast orange-peeled tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, peach and melon tropicalia as well as dry pine bittering. By the finish, its IPA fruiting overpowers the casual coffee caress.