Decadent 2017 bottled version (13% ABV) relies on richly creamed chili-peppered coffee, cacao nibs and vanilla bean adjuncts to impressively heighten sweet caramel-sauced black chocolate syruping. Deep coffee roast gains molasses-sapped sugaring, mocha-bourbon mud caking, fudged brownie nuttiness and mild minty freshness while ever-present chili heat ignites its interior. The ultimate nightcap relaxer.
On tap at Coastal Craft Beverage, heavenly Imperial Stout aged on coconut and vanilla stays rich and creamy. Bittersweet vanilla-beaned coconut toasting picks up coffee-roasted anise spicing and oats-sugared black chocolate malting. Fudged brownie, chocolate cake, Black Forest cake and marshmallow remnants add to the mighty mocha dessert treat.
On tap at Ambulance, assertively bittersweet Ethiopian coffee bean adjunct provides initial robustness, leveling off alongside zesty lemony grapefruit twist and teasing blueberry daub after a few sips. Juicy citric hop bittering and lemon meringue tartness gain strength against creamy milk-sugared coffee finish.
On tap at Ambulance, rich 3rd anniversary dessert sure-shot (at dangerously disguised 13% ABV) harmoniously drapes creamy caramel-sauced brown chocolate syruping upon oak-aged ancho chili-peppered espresso and vanilla bean adjuncts. Subsidiary Black Forest cake, fudged brownie, light-roast coffee, crème brulee, toasted coconut, maple molasses and glazed hazelnut illusions fortify trusty pepper-smoked mocha sweetness.
On tap at Growler & Gill, enduring sweet dessert treat loads vanilla-creamed pecan pie pleasantry and dark chocolate malting to rummy bourbon blast for lusty 11.5% ABV Imperial Stout. Subsidiary hazelnut, coconut and macadamia nuttiness and wispy black cherry puree tartness enhance chocolate-coated pecan and vanilla adjuncts.
Impeccable ’16 collaboration between Italy’s Brewfist and Oklahoma’s Prairie Artisan Ales stays thick and creamy as dark-roasted coffee assault gains cocoa nibs upsurge, fudgy chocolate sweetness and vanilla bean richness over tarry hop-charred molasses bittering. Caramelized espresso, creme brulee and caffe mocha illusions as well as distant cherry, blueberry, blackberry and raisin fruiting stay recessive.