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 Jealous Monk, salty lemon-juiced guava pureeing bolstered by moderately acidic orange concentrated pineapple bittering above coriander-seeded pilsner malt base.
On tap at Taphouse 15, dry bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout places bittersweet cocoa nibs and cinnamon-dried cassia bark adjuncts atop sour-creamed dark chocolate bed. Sour cherry, stewed prune and dried fig illusions daub cinnamon-barked mocha heat.
Sharp piney citrus entry brightens floral-bound juniper berry bittering over dry wheat-flaked pale malting. Pine-combed yellow grapefruit-peeled orange rind bite picks up candied pineapple, mango and peach illusions by the juicy fruit finish.
Sunnily hazed New England-styled India Pale Ale retains mellow disposition. Zesty grapefruit-peeled lemon bittering wispily flutters by mild navel orange, mandarin orange, tangerine and tangelo tanginess as well as floral-daubed pineapple, peach and mango tropicalia. In the recess, bready pale-malted cereal graining contrasts grassy hop astringency and resinous pine notions.
Mildly creamed molasses sugaring cakes wheat-flaked chocolate malts as well as light-roast coffee tones and dried cocoa powdering. Subtle vanilla, caramel and black cherry sweetness seeps in slowly.