Offbeat stout pleats Bakers chocolate dryness into ‘candied orange peel’ tartness and mild piney hop resin as coconut milked souring, ashen cola-walnut scant and raw molasses bittering pick up weedy residue. Introducing Centennial and Sabro hops to a murky stout undermines its mocha appeal.
Mildly fudged dark chocolate and hop-charred molasses oats merge with dryly ashen nuttiness for lactose-aided full body. Bitterly mocha-induced finish lets wispy black cherry bruise and burnt caramel candying add slight contrasted sweetness.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, lactic IPA loads salty lime zest, juniper berry and tangerine adjuncts upon crayon-like waxing. Slight vanilla creaming sweetens the backend as limey juniper bittering backs off at the lemony grapefruit finish.
“Sophisticated lawnmower beer” is slightly sour saison affected by light brettanomyces bacteria, vinous yellow-green grape serenade and oats-dried pilsner malting. Cider-licked Cabernet blanc, Sauvignon blanc and Cabernet illusions pick up zesty lemon spritz as well as black-peppered orange peel bittering and wildflower-honeyed lemongrass herbage.