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JACK’S ABBY VANILLA BARREL-AGED FRAMINGHAMMER BALTIC PORTER

On tap at Ambulance Brew House, scintillatingly sweet dessert treat drapes chewy vanilla creaminess above oaken bourbon leathering. Sugary vanilla sweetness efficiently contrasts bitter vanilla bean tannins. Marvelous mocha penetration conjures brown chocolate, creme brulee, burnt caramel, fudged brownie, chocolate truffle, chocolate cake and coconut illusions. Dry whiskey snip dips below tertiary pecan-almond cluster.

JACK’S ABBY BARREL-AGED FRAMINGHAMMER BALTIC PORTER

On tap at Ambulance Brew House, tantalizingly voluptuous bourbon-barreled Baltic porter, aged in Four Roses Bourbon circa 2014, provides succinct dark-roasted chocolate malting to brown-sugared cereal oats and oak-smoked earthen peat, leaving treacly bourbon traces along the way. Rum-spiced molasses, vanilla fudge, creme brulee, caramel latte, hazelnut coffee and milked espresso undertones add to the creamy mocha luster. Terse black cherry-pureed sweetness pleats tertiary port-burgundy wining.

CRICKET HILL BREWMASTERS RESERVE #2 BOURBON BARREL AGED PORTER

On tap at Blue Ribbon Tavern, enduringly mellifluous dessert beer (ltd. ed. 2014) provides rounded mocha mouthfeel as richly textured oats-sugared hop-charred full body lets Four Roses bourbon oak seep into equally dispersed gamut of black chocolate, mocha latte, caramel latte, creme brulee, vanilla, toffee and coconut tones. Dark-fruited black cherry, fig and blackberry nuances rally from behind. Superb bourbon chocolate elixir.

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CARTON SHIP WRECK PORTER

On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead, bold oak-barreled mocha porter drapes spicy Brinley Gold Ship Wreck rum over luxurious molasses-glazed bourbon piquancy, Belgian chocolate spicing and rich brown chocolate malt setting. Cookie dough, cocoa, coconut and cocoa nibs illusions deepen its conviction. Vanilla-sweetened Bananas Foster snip and dried-fruited bruised cherry tartness speckle the backend.