On tap at Taphouse 15, lightly lactic Earl Grey tea knockoff is stylishly blurry, ill-defined and unassuming. Supposed Belgian influence lacks focus and buttery almond adjunct fades fast as herb-tinged bergamot orange oiling seems misplaced or underused.
On tap at Ambulance, debonair reddish mahogany-hued blended ale (with astonishing 16.3% ABV) ambitiously combines brewers’ White Oak Sap Wheatwine, an anniversary series old ale and Black Tuesday Imperial Stout. Vanilla-spiced bourbon sweetness serenades rummy dried fruiting, brandied cherry tartness and tannic red wine leathering. Brown-sugared rum raisin, stewed prune and dried fig continuance further sweetened by molasses-sapped caramelized toffee, glazed hazelnut, chocolate bundt cake and cocoa butter illusions.
On tap at Ambulance, tannic ruddy amber Flemish-styled red ale (aged in red wine barrels) drapes balsamic vinegar atop oaken cherry tartness and leathery barnyard funk. Sharp cherry-cranberry-crabapple souring submerges musky grape skin tannins and dry limey bittering.
Bold and decadent coconut macaroon knockoff works subtle bourbon vanilla sweetness into tarry dark chocolate-fudged toasted coconut prominence, picking up rum-spiced sugarcane, sappy molasses and caramelized cherry Cordial snips. Perfect confectionary nightcap.
On tap at Plank Pizza, lovely bourbon-spiked brown chocolate spicing resonates alongside sweet vanilla creaming and chewy maple molasses fudging for heady 14.6 ABV nightcap. Sweet bourbon chocolate caking receives bustling burgundy, sherry, port and brandy wining as well as cayenne-peppered curry, cumin and cardamom uprising plus cherry-bruised fig, stewed prune and rum raisin respite to contrast less prominent hop-charred wood tones by robust fudged mocha finish. Tertiary toasted coconut, marshmallow, marzipan, caramelized rye and anise illusions further enrich remarkable full-bodied nightcap.
On tap at Taphouse 15, fulsome Imperial Stout, aged in sweet bourbon, brings molasses-coated banana breading to chocolate-dipped walnut glaze in rich fashion. Chocolate banana nut caking picks up black cherry-pureed burgundy, rum, elderberry wine and spiced brandy undertones at busy mocha-sugared finish.
On tap at Ambulance, “sumptuous” wheatwine dessert decadence with heady 16% ABV coalesces confectionery cocoa-buttered milk sugaring with bittersweet cacao-nibbed vanilla bean adjunct and candied brown chocolate allotment. Subtle bourbon aging adds sweet warmth to fudgy chocolate-y vanilla creaminess, picking up toasted coconut, crème brulee, marzipan, honeyed hazelnut and toasted marshmallow illusions. Luxurious full-bodied treasure.
On tap at Morris Tap & Grill, complex weizenbock aged in whiskey barrels picks up leathery oaken tannins to redirect brown-sugared dried fruiting and caramel-spiced toffee malting. Chewy raisin-prune-fig tenacity, sweet banana breading and molasses-caked spicing flourish beyond dewy whiskey tones.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, luxurious barleywine glazes whiskeyed red cherry tartness with mildly sweet white chocolate spicing as well as wispily serene cacao nibs and vanilla adjuncts. Strong 15% ABV brings loud liquor lead-in to mocha cherry continuance, boasting bustling brandy, bourbon and burgundy profusion. Tertiary bruised orange, grilled pineapple, tannic red grape and dried fig illusions seep into busy mix.
On tap at Beef Trust, sharp IPA fruiting rides above salty peanut-floured boysenberry adjunct, leaving minor lactose acidity in its wake. Recalling a PB&J sandwich when the nutty resonance upstages the raspy boysenberry tartness as well as pureed blackberry-cherry subsidiary, this slightly askew eccentricity may intrigue the esoteric lunchtime crowd with its unique blend.
On tap at Ambulance, oak-fermented saison lets white-wined phenols, lemon rot musk, orange rind bittering and grapefruit zest receive earthen barnyard rusticity above dry rye malts. Recessive green apple tartness gains raspy pepper spicing beneath the lightly acidic citrus surface.
On tap at Plank Pizza, spicy sour wit ale recipe (in collaboration with Austin’s Jester King) combines ‘bitter orange peel and coriander’ in cultured yeast then gets aged in oak foeders. Mildly vinous green grape esters and eye-squinting orange-peeled lemon tartness receive herbal-wafted barnyard rusticity. Recessive Chardonnay, Granny Smith apple, rosé and oaken vanilla whims deepen its wild ale character.