Charming brown cow likeness ensues as cocoa-sugared milk chocolate richness picks up fudgy vanilla, toffee and burnt caramel creaming over delicate molasses-sapped oatmeal spine. Mildly syrupy chocolate milk sweetness hides a hint of bourbon. An easygoing dessert treat for sweet-toothed imbibers.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, creamy (11% ABV) Imperial Stout brings richly smooth bourbon-sugared brown chocolate and vanilla sweetness to cedar-smoked hop roast. Molasses-sapped dark cocoa, medium-roast coffee and scurried black cherry add depth as bourbon vanilla warmth soothes the soul.
Loosely defined as a decadent noir saison, its musky stout-like dark-roasted chocolate malting and molasses-smoked dried fruiting receive an unusual hop-charred rosehips-hibiscus spicing. Soured fig, purple grape, black cherry, prune, raisin and blueberry tartness scurries above dry licorice snip. Headier than its 8% alcohol volume lets on.