On tap at Dog & Cask, robust breakfast stout allows semi-sweet dark chocolate syruping to affect cocoa-beaned French roast coffee reserve, dissipating smoked cinnamon spicing and wood-charred hop bittering. Mild espresso, smoked molasses and carob undertones complete the score.
On tap at Plank Pizza, fine “American lawnmower ale” retains stylishly dry moderate-bodied profile. Maize-flaked barley malts provide doughy white bread and popcorn sedation for floral-daubed grassy (Saaz) hop astringency and tingly lemon respite.
On tap at Taphouse 15, sessionable helles lager retains musky wet grained dankness and light lemony orange-grapefruit tartness above honeyed biscuit base in straightforward manner.
On tap at Sogo, sturdy dry-hopped medium body contrasts perfumed orange sweetness and sugar-spiced pale malts with sour lemony grapefruit rind spunk, resinous pine oiling and dank herbal nips.
On tap at Dog & Cask, ‘passive’ kolsch brings tame lemony grapefruit tang to peaty earthiness and white-breaded malts for mildly effervescent mouthfeel.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, superb winter stout offers oats-flaked lactic sugaring to creamy brown chocolate sweetness, molasses-draped carapils malting and dry vanilla-beaned nuttiness.
On tap at Amazing Grapes, richly creamed pumpkin-pureed dunkelweizen retains chewy molasses-syruped pumpkin pie richness as gingerbread-sugared cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice sweetness battles back dunkel-styled banana, vanilla, clove and toffee illusions above Graham Cracker-like wheat spine. In deep recess, orange-candied cherry, grape and fig nuances flutter. A ghoulishly full-bodied Halloween dessert treat.
Delightful doppelbock drapes creamy chocolate malting above moderated orange blossom honey adjunct and bittersweet dried fruiting. Chewy brown-sugared prune, raisin and fig illusions pick up mild banana breading as well as tertiary rum-spiced sherry, burgundy and almond wining by the delicate chocolate fruitcake finish.
Peerless pumpkin-flavored dunkelweizen brings luxurious brown-sugared pumpkin pie spicing to ripened dried fruiting, chewy caramel malting and pie-crusted honey wheat base. Sweet gingerbread midst sweetened by allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon and clove seasoning while banana-breaded green raisin, fig and date nuances deepen its overall flavor profile.
On tap at Ambulance, well-defined German pilsner offers raw-grained oats, maize and wheat desiccation to assertive grassy hop astringency and soured herbal lemon spritz above saltine cracker-like malts. But skunked yeast musk and barnyard hay-straw acridity may be off-putting to those unfamiliar with dry Bohemian-styled pils.