On tap at River Of Beer, reliable espresso overtones greet milk-sugared coffee, dark chocolate and lightly embittered molasses creaming over sandalwood-oiled hop char. A real fine espresso knockoff veering away from usual chocolate-dried Imperial Stout fare.
Creamy caramel-burnt blackstrap molasses adjunct regales sweet vanilla subtlety for highly regarded Imperial Stout aged on hickory, maple and white ash. Cedar-charred walnut, hazelnut and Brazil nut roast glazed by maple molasses sinew, leaving sour raisin, dark cherry and prune illusions on the back end.
On tap at Growler & Gill, creamy Mostra coffee-induced Imperial Stout retains lovely milk chocolate luster. Debonair coffee stead reinforced by brown chocolate sugaring before cinnamon-spiced caramel apple sweetness and leathery cedar-charred dried fruiting settle in for awesome dessert confection.
Richly creamed collaboration aged on coffee, vanilla, chili and cacao nibs combines the fudgy dark chocolate malting, molasses-smoked muscovado sugaring and wood-burnt hop char of Evil Twin’s Even More Jesus with rummy bourbon-spiced alacrity for decadent dessert treat. Mild chili heat slightly sears robust vanilla-mocha stead, leaving chocolate mousse, Black Forest cake, chocolate eclair, fudged brownie and hazelnut cappuccino illusions on the busy finish (as well as not-too-subtle anise, cinnamon and marshmallow snips).
On tap at Growler & Gill, busy hybridized stout loads honeyed Graham Cracker sugaring and toasted marshmallow sweetness with bitter cacao nibs. Dark-roast chocolate continuance gains Blackstrap molasses, vanilla, anise, dark rum and cinnamon illusions as marshmallowy graham flouring subsides.
On tap at Biggie’s. Fudgy S’mores knockoff places dark chocolate syrup atop crushed Graham Cracker sweetness to counter moderate hop-charred bittering. Beneath the rich cocoa nibs-derived surface, its marshmallow-melted honeyed wheat adjunct fades quickly as tertiary bourbon vanilla, black cherry puree, crème de cocoa and port wisps waver.
On tap at Ambulance, luxurious cinnamon-toasted brown chocolate sweetness gains molasses-sapped bourbon vanilla warmth and minimal chili pepper heat for sturdily spiced Mexican-styled stout (with well-hidden 11.4% ABV). Chewy cocoa-nibbed cookie dough creaminess enriches the cinnamon-peppered chocolate and vanilla donut-like finish.
On tap at Taphouse 15, fudgy molasses-caked dark chocolate richness and bittersweet cocoa nibs drape Oreo cookie conditioned stout. Creamy chocolate richness gains ancillary bourbon vanilla, crème fraiche, hazelnut and black cherry illusions at Oreo cookie finish.
On tap at Sogo, mildly creamed dark-roast coffee and lightly smoked chocolate malting pick up ancillary port-aged ‘plum, cherry and stewed fruit’ notions from Syrah grape must of hybridized wine-barreled stout that stays remarkably soft and fluffy on the tongue. Wood-burnt hop char and light walnut sear impact smoky coffee-cocoa finish, leaving oaken vanilla tannins in the distance.
On tap at Taphouse 15, mellow Ethiopian coffee tones gain hazelnut-glazed molasses sweetness for mildly creamed Imperial Stout. Ancillary toasted coconut, vanilla bean, anise, chicory and pecan illusions saddle light-roast coffee luster.
On tap at Taphouse 15, fantastic 4th Anniversary Imperial Stout doused in cake-battered bourbon barrels perfectly replicates rich coffee cake dessert. Conditioned on vanilla, cinnamon and coffee, its resilient coffee cake cluster picks up sweet toasted coconut, Graham Cracker and anise illusions to increase intensity.
On tap at Taphouse 15, fudgy cocoa and vanilla creaminess provides rich template for chewy marshmallow chocolate caking. Mild hop char brings contrasting bitterness to caramelized cocoa-vanilla sweetness and wispily rum-spiced bourbon, burgundy and port snips.