Resounding candi-sugared plum and currant tartness picks up chewy dried prune sweetness for oaken foeder-aged Belgian dark strong ale. Tannic red wine foeder barrels add mossy earthen dew remnant to dried fruited nature deepened a tad by tertiary blackberry, boysenberry and cranberry illusions. An arcane peculiarity for adventurous denizens.
Complexities abound as polite cacao-nibbed chili peppering gains autumnal pumpkin spicing over toffee-sugared mocha malts. Delightful pumpkin-daubed cocoa, dark chocolate and cold-press coffee continuance proves prominent as sedate nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and cardamom seasoning recedes and delicate ancho-serrano-habanero peppering subsides (and mild aridity ensues). A deliriously adventurous dessert treat.
“Dank” pine resin drapes floral-spiced yellow grapefruit bittering and mild orange peel tang. Sharp citrus hop bite lingers as sour mango-guava tartness stays safely beneath.
Briskly smooth IPA-like pale ale brings emboldened piney citrus bittering to the fore. Tangy orange-peeled grapefruit, mango, pineapple and lemon tropicalia shines brightly, gaining mild resinous pining and wispy herbal perfuming above honeyed pale malts.
On tap at Mellow Mushroom, soft-toned Belgian pale ale gathers sweet banana-clove-vanilla conflux, lemon meringue tartness, estery grape souring and orange-dried apricot murk to contrast earthen fungi-like herbage and mild white peppering to its biscuit-y malt bottom.