Aged two years in Window Jane whiskey barrels, eccentric liquored-up version of gluten-free Modern Cup Of Sole brings driest bourbon whiskey and burgundy tones to musky cocoa-dried dark chocolate bittering, picking up light wood-seared nuttiness. But its the lactic cold-brewed coffee murk, dirty earthen soiling and gritty buckwheat, millet and rice graining that undermine the offbeat oak-aged milk stout.
Tart raspberry souring draped immediately by bittersweet black chocolate syruping, retaining ashen walnut-seared hop char. Ancillary coffee roast enjoins wavered cola nut, cocoa nibs and black cherry illusions lost in aridly phenol setting that rids any mocha creaminess.
“Brewed with lactose and real coconut,” brown chocolate-milked sweet stout is just a tad thin at the toffee-tinged cocoa finish. Sedate coconut adjunct gains gingerbread-spiced Graham Cracker sweetness to saturate delicate chocolate layer.
On tap at Ambulance, enigmatic ‘silky smooth’ Mexican chocolate knockoff with audacious vanilla-beaned red chili peppering instantly sweetened by spicy cinnamon-nutmeg adjuncts and milk-sugared cocoa nibs influence. Expansive, divergent and ‘suave,’ this creative milk stout will please chocolate habanero fans and venturing sweet-toothed dessert hounds.
Complex Christmastime hybrid way beyond stylish nitrogenated milk stout parameters. Savory maple-syruped chocolate mousse creaminess gains immediate cardamom-spiced orange peel sweetness, ginger-leafed cinnamon minting and coniferous pine nut minerality for chai tea-inspired nitro stout. Tertiary sarsaparilla, cola nut and walnut illusions casually integrate with wintry sandalwood, sage and fern snips as well as delicate rice pudding, cherry coughdrop and gingerbread dalliances to further enrich rangy milk stout template.