Aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels with roasted coffee bean serenade parlays nutty espresso dryness into dry burgundy-Muscat wining and oaken cherry-vanilla tannins above dark chocolate mustiness of 11.6% ABV stout. But its advertised cinnamon-spiced gingerbread influence gets compromised by heady bourbon vanilla and chalky mocha persuasion as well as minty ginger herbage.
“Festive” bourbon-barreled milk stout loads wildflower honey upon variant’s fulsome cinnamon-toasted gingerbread stead. Along the way, thick black chocolate syruping and vanilla bean resonance soak into bruised black cherry, blackberry and redcurrant licks as well as raspy anise spicing, cinnamon coffee sweetness and whiskeyed peat swagger.
Sneakily boozy (12% ABV) autumnal farmhouse pumpkin ale lets mild Blackstrap molasses-draped dark rum warmth smoothly serenade drifting brown-sugared pumpkin pie spicing contrasting rustic leafy-hopped gourd earthiness and herbal-tinged lemon rot. Dryly phenolic vanilla tannins seep into tertiary Chardonnay wining, cinnamon-spiced apple dapple, sour orange tartness, banana liqueur whim and dehydrated lemon nip.
Creamily wildflower-honeyed gingerbread cookie knockoff stays spicily in your face while retaining silken eclair froth. Sharp cinnamon-spiced vanilla snap sweetness gains brown-sugared molasses, sassafras and anise licks as well as chocolate pudding skin crusting and smoked cedar whim over honeycombed oats flaking for excellent Christmastime dessert.
Busy russet-hued Wallolian-styled farmhouse ale utilizes herbaceous orange-spiced saison yeast to infiltrate pumpkin-pied cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg seasoning as well as caramelized banana sweetness, ginger root-candied minting and brown-sugared whiskey whir.