Richly robust (17% ABV) mahogany-hued Imperial Stout aged on Tahitian vanilla and Peruvian cacao gets draped in treacly dark chocolate syrup and retains caramelized bourbon whiskey warmth. Lactic milk-sugared honey thicket pervades moderately creamed vanilla-cacao conflux, gaining maple molasses-coated anise spicing and blackcurrant berry tartness as well as dried-fruited black cherry, prune and fig onrush to contrast wood-burnt hop char. Luscious chocolate babka, French vanilla coffee, dry burgundy and hazelnut cake illusions add further depth.
On tap at Beef Trust, creamily thick slow sippin’ stout seamlessly integrates smooth honey-roasted peanut buttering with Ecuadorian cocoa pasting and Indian vanilla goo.
On tap at Kitchen And Beer Bar, glazed tropical fruiting gains spicy caramelized malt sweetness to contrast polite piney hop bittering. Zesty grapefruit, orange, tangerine, pineapple, mango and peach riffs override pasty honeyed wheat base.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, busy quadruple-hopped Imperial IPA given New England-styled Nelson Sauvin lupulin influence as tart gooseberry-passionfruit-lychee souring invades zesty Citra-Galaxy-Enigma hop briskness levying orange-candied peach, mango, nectarine, guava and tangerine illusions as well as dankly pined floral spicing upon creamy crystal malt sugars.