Engagingly rich milk stout with polite ginger spicing goes beyond mere milk & cookie promise as hickory-smoked maple molasses sweetness and cookie dough yeast sugaring pick up black cherry bruise, raisin cookie respite and musty dried fruiting. Dark chocolate overtones survive wintry gingerbread seasoning. A treacly chocolate delight.
Flirtatious English-styled barleywine needs better overall distinction compared to more affluent competition. Exquisite bourbon licks fade abruptly above toasted white oak influence, tangy fruit sweetness and subtle caramel malting. Cookie dough yeast sugaring appends cherry-candied orange bruise onrush and red-wined Lambrusco champagne sparkle. Honeyed peach, sugared fig and apricot nuances find tertiary space.