Rich black chocolate syruping and milk-sugared coffee creaming coat pumpkin-spiced cinnamon, nutmeg and cumin autumnal seasoning of lactic full body. Chocolate-glazed donut center gains smoky wood snip while prune-stewed dark cherry illusions play possum. Resilient dessert treat.
Musky dark-roasted mocha malting allows bittersweet coffee-oiled black chocolate chalkiness to overrun pumpkin pie-spiced sweetness and earthen gourd astringency.
Deliriously dynamic medium-bodied autumnal dessert drapes brown-sugared pumpkin spice with bourbon-soaked vanilla beans and sweet milk chocolate. Pumpkin-pied cinnamon, ginger, clove and nutmeg seasoning as well as dark-roasted mocha malting (and delicate perfumed hop whiff) contrast recessive pumpkin-roasted butternut squash, gourd and zucchini snips. Arguably the best beer at Virginia Craft Beer Festival 2015.
On tap at Blue Ribbon Tavern, intriguing autumnal dark ale evenly blends many fine adjuncts. Lightly creamed smoked mocha malting surges against sweet pumpkin-spiced cinnamon and nutmeg persistence. Black grape, raisin and prune conflux serenades subtle macca-rooted chestnut notions at the back end. Mild coffee roast and chalky cocoa dryness reinforce bittersweet chocolate preponderance that never overwhelms sugared pumpkin stead.
Heady bourbon-barreled pumpkin porter (with 17% ABV) makes a convincing argument for best autumnal seasonal ever. Evenly splitting gourd-spiced intrigue with dark-roasted mocha malt creaming, its lovely sweet bourbon warmth completely envelops its indelible entirety. Caramel-burnt black chocolate prominence picks up brown-sugared nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, allspice and anise seasoning to increasingly sweeten the pumpkin puree-sugared midst. Bourbon vanilla, coconut, toffee, bruised banana and maple sap illusions add further depth to fascinating seasonal.
On tap at Pony Bar, hybridized Baltic porter brings subtle pumpkin pie spicing to caramelized Vienna malting and earthy hop rusticity. At its midst, dark-roasted chocolate powdering reinforces mocha-molasses influence above plastique black licorice niche and wood-charred respite. Ancillary tarragan, caraway, cinnamon and ginger-like galangal adjuncts crowd initial pureed pumpkin sweetness.
Murky English-styled porter buries autumnal pumpkin pie spicing below fleeting black chocolate prominence. Dark-roasted mocha malt smokiness and ashen hop-charred nuttiness deplete vague cinnamon-nutmeg-ginger spicing. Black licorice reminder done in by dull plastique veneer.
On tap at Lazy Boy Saloon, highly distinguished full-bodied porter plies rich mocha penetration to less prominent pumpkin pie serenity. Dry cocoa-powdered black chocolate roast seeps into heightened cinnamon-nutmeg-gingerbread spicing – never overshadowing soft-watered pumpkin puree presence and gentle maca rooted nuttiness. Ample caraway-seeded pumpernickel spine deepens autumnal spiced pumpkin regalia.
On tap at Lazy Boy Saloon, intriguingly decadent pumpkin-spiced mocha dessert serenades dark-roasted black coffee bittering and fudgy black chocolate creaminess with ample pumpkin spicing. Rich molasses-sapped cacao nibs influence never ransacks persistent pumpkin pie-sugared cinnamon, nutmeg and gingerbread seasoning. Ancillary caramel cappuccino, cola nut, pecan, vanilla and anise illusions add further dimension. On tap at Ambulance Brew House, autumn 2014 version loaded dark-roasted mocha malts way above the cinnamon-toasted pumpkin pie sugaring and ashen hop-charred bittering. Fudged brownie, cocoa nibs, anise and gingerbread undertones add depth (and strangely, minor plastique enameling emerges).
Extremely complex, richly creamed autumnal dessert collaboration perfectly blends dark-roasted caramel nougat sweetness with Madagascar vanilla bean luster and molasses-sapped pumpkin spicing. Dried-fruited black cherry puree, raspberry, blackberry and raisin illusions push up against gingerbread-sugared nutmeg-allspice-clove seasoning as well as vegetal butternut-squash-yam nuances. Weedy earthen dewiness and ashen hop char deepen cocoa-dried black chocolate malting. Even a hint of marshmallow seeps into the busily eccentric mix.
August gourd-spiced mocha-bound 2012 full body packs spicy pureed pumpkin frontage with caramelized dark chocolate richness. Coarse cola-hazelnut confluence and peaty Scotch sweetness relegate tertiary cinnamon-nutmeg-ginger seasoning of bold autumnal offering.