On tap at Brass Tap, creamy milk-sugared coffee tones and sweet vanilla adjunct pace approachable breakfast-styled blonde ale. Bittersweet vanilla-coffee cadre then consumes mild Graham Cracker-like wheat malts as well as crème brulee, almond and pecan snips.
Contagious penny-hazed ‘Imperial’ betters all in its desolate copper ale class. Sugary cookie dough malts, honeyed Graham Cracker follow-up and toasted caramel sweetness rise above spiced dried fruiting. Wispy raisin, sugarplum and fig nuances fill the gaps. Cardboard-like bottom fortfies accessible medium body.
Interesting medium-bodied Russian Imperial Stout hybridized with delicate bone-dry Belgian yeast given heightened 9.6% ABV. Creamy dark chocolate syruping, milk-sugared black coffee richness, cocoa-powdered Baker’s chocolate souring and wood-burnt hop char consume less prominent dark fruiting. Bruised black cherry, black grape, raspberry, prune and fig undertones create a minor skirmish until dry bourbon spell picks up steam.