On tap at Plank Pizza, delightful barrel-aged stout (collaboration with Equilibrium) drapes bittersweet cacao nibs atop sweet black cherry and oaken vanilla adjuncts as subtle bourbon and tawny port warmth spreads. Cherry-liqueured Black Forest cake sweetness fills the rich center while molasses rum, hazelnut paste and fudged brownie illusions serenade the bourbon chocolate back end.
On tap at Beef Trust, onrushing chocolatey vanilla richness coats Heaven Hill/ Wild Turkey/ Buffalo Trace bourbon conflux, retaining ancillary coconut, marshmallow, molasses, almond and caramelized rye pleasantries.
On tap at Kitchen & Beer Bar, ‘sumptuous’ bourbon-barreled KBS stout variant lets sharp cinnamon spicing penetrate cocoa-nibbed vanilla and chocolate sweetness. Mellow bourbon warmth seeps into molasses-sugared chocolate syruping coating cinnamon-spiced vanilla, toasted coconut-almond conflux, mild coffee sway and dried cherry tartness.
On tap at Beef Trust, velvety bourbon-aged stout perfectly segues caramelized brown chocolate sugaring into bourbon vanilla luster, embracing sweet burgundy, toasted coconut, creme brulee and hazelnut mousse cake illusions for perfect dessert nightcap.
Wispily bourbon barrel-aged stout needs richer resolve although brown-sugared maple syruping glides above light-roast coffee tones and vanilla pastry creaming with great ease. Pancake breakfast treat retains doughy powdered sugar buttermilk intrigue as distant dry bourbon, dark cherry and grape jam illusions graze latent burnt-toast hop char.
Fudgy molasses-smoked whiskeyed chocolate splendor and sweet bourbon vanilla rapture guide oak-toasted full body. Maple-syruped dried fruiting (raisin-prune-fig), black cherry puree tartness and latent anise spicing settle at rye chocolate-malted back end of complex slow sipper slightly modified for 2020.
Luxurious mocha-whiskeyed nightcap (with lofty 11% ABV) offers hickory-smoked bourbon warmth to vanilla-beaned black chocolate tenacity and lively sherry-port-burgundy wining. Molasses-sugared toasted coconut, marshmallow and chocolate cake sweetness contrasts espresso-dried charcoal bitterness underscoring boozy cocoa-nibbed bourbon whiskey finish. Heavenly!
On tap at Beef Trust, superb Imperial Stout brewed with honey and aged in Basil Hayden bourbon barrels (in collaboration with Jersey’s Eclipse Brewing) retains fudgy milk chocolate center, caramelized dark fruit spicing, oaken vanilla tannins and decadent overall warmth. Honeyed stewed prune, black cherry and sugared fig sweetness and rummy molasses viscosity casually back creamy mocha-induced bourbon vanilla finish.
Luxuriously rich bourbon-barreled Russian Imperial Stout gives desirable coffee-beaned vanilla adjunct a fudgy dark chocolate creaminess underscored by oaken hop-charred nuttiness. Caramel-burnt bourbon sweetness escalates marvelous mocha chewiness, allowing coconut, marshmallow, anise, black cherry and blackberry illusions to enter the decadent full-bodied fray.
“Hauntingly good” oak-aged stout with abounding complexities. Aggressive bourbon sweetness gains immediate brown-sugared molasses sapping and caramelized chocolate-coffee conflux contrasted by sedate wood-seared hop char. Below the bustling mocha-bourbon mudcake surface, dried-fruited date, fig and plum illusions as well as distant hazelnut-coconut snips hide out. A decadent first-class slow sipper.
On tap at Ambulance, subtle dry bourbon aging creeps into light-roast coffee bean thicket. Serene bourbon coffee continuance enjoined by milk chocolate sweetness, mild espresso trinket and slight vanilla wisp. Benaeth, brown-sugared oats sweeten against ashen hop char.
Ubiquitously decadent barrel-aged version of renowned Imperial Stout allows sweet bourbon intensity to pleasantly bumrush its creamy caramel-burnt milk chocolate fudging and candied cocoa nibs thrust. Enriching the chewy mocha bourbon warmth with bittersweet oaken vanilla beaning stimulates the marvelous complexities. Whiskeyed rum cake sweetness enhances the syrupy brown chocolate-y molasses malting, contrasting the moderate wood-seared hop char. Tertiary black cherry puree, toasted coconut, dark fruitcake, almond toffee and fig illusions deepen this mighty aphrodisiac.