On tap at Taphouse 15, respected Imperial Stout gets silken brandy aging to coerce rich dark chocolate fudging and bittersweet Blackstrap molasses thickness. Sweet brandy influence receives delicate port, brandy and sherry licks as well as latent anise spicing. Mild wood-burnt tobacco chaw embitters cocoa-dried dark chocolate aspect. Luxurious brandied chocolate dessert.
Smooth Buffalo Trace rye whiskey tones picks up creamy brown chocolate-spiced caramel malting emanating from brewers’ Oats N’ Hoes Oatmeal Stout for relaxing medium-full body. Mild brown-sugared oatmeal sweetness reinforces whiskeyed mocha splendor.
Moderate bourbon-aged Imperial Stout (circa 2018) lets tart black cherry-bruised sherry, port and burgundy wining softly whisk away mild black chocolate/ vanilla combo. Delicate whiskey tones absorb winey provocation as well as dank grape-raisin-apricot musk and dank earthen bottom.
On tap at Ambulance, light apple brandy wining nudges dark chocolate fudging and mild wood char. Distant cherry, plum and date illusions barely touch the serene brandied mocha surface.
Extravagantly rich barrel-aged version of SYF soaked in Social Still Rye Whiskey from local Bethlehem distillery conveys luxurious bourbon, burgundy and sherry tones to enhance whiskey-buzzed rye conviction draped by dark chocolate syrup. Bold coffee roast then comes to the fore boosted by vanilla bean, cola, hazelnut and blueberry illusions. An excellent mocha-derived rye whiskey alternative.