On tap at The Oath, impressive breakfast-styled coffee porter loads dark-roast Sumatra coffee onto caramelized bourbon. Moderately creamed coffee nuttiness retains richness as dark chocolate, vanilla and toffee influence sweetens the molasses-oats backend. Subtle bourbon aging nearly lost in the thick mocha mix.
On tap at Plank Pizza, mighty 2018 bourbon-aged dark ale (9.5% ABV) regales vanilla-beaned cocoa nibs entry with brown chocolate sweetness. Oaken bourbon tones seep into ancillary coconut, marshmallow, caramel latte and pecan illusions. Perfect nightcap.
On tap at Growler & Gill, casually winterized Imperial Extra Special Bitter lacks definitive stylistic profile. In a wayward manner, nutty caramel malts, mossy fungi dewiness and moderate earthen hop bittering gain latent honey-spiced dark fruiting. Bittersweet fig, sugarplum and date pleasantries waver.
On tap at The Oath, bittersweet blood orange adjunct gains lemon-sugared grapefruit zest and lacquered floral perfuming. Candied orange, tangerine, peach, papaya and mango tang infiltrates waxy crayon-like midst.
On tap at Growler & Gill, nutty hybridized India Pale Ale provides Blackstrap molasses adjunct for bitter “hop mayhem.” Black pepper-spiced brown chocolate and cocoa malting gains slight walnut sear above scorched earthiness.
Gleaming limited edition India Pale Ale escorts bittersweet orange-peeled grapefruit pith juicing above dankly resinous piney hop astringency and dry mineral-grained pale malting.
Admirable collaboration nets fine hybridized citric rye-spiced witbier. Brisk Cascade-hopped orange-tangerine tang gains tart citric-candied respite above raw-honeyed biscuit wheat malts as Belgian yeast adds lemony herbal twist.
On tap at West O, winning dry-hopped doppelbock lager collaboration between Maryland’s Heavy Seas and Pennsylvania’s Troegs brings floral-spiced mango, cherry and red grape tang to bittersweet grapefruit-pineapple-orange serenade. Moderate resinous hop bittering contrasts caramelized Vienna malting.