On tap at Hoover’s, bold breakfast stout blends Kona-Sumatra coffee bean bittering with fudgy Belgian chocolate sweetness above maple-sugared flaked oats. Expansive mocha richness spreads thru cedar-seared hop char, picking up warm whisky nip, mild cola-hazelnut sashay and peaty earthiness.
On tap at River Of Beer, dry English-styled porter conditioned on sweet orange peels retains mild quirkiness. Nutty coffee roast and dark chocolate bittering only slightly embellished by tangy orange peel respite above earthen hop char. May better chocolate orange candy.
On tap at Hoover’s, dry pine-lacquered tropical fruiting of a straightforward India Pale Ale given mild pale malt sugaring to contrast latent green tea herbage. Mild floral bouquet affects bright yellow grapefruit tang and bitter orange rind follow-thru of Citra-Moteuka-Ekuanot-hopped medium body.
On tap at Andy’s Corner Bar, tropical version of King Gambrinus tickles the fancy with moderate mango, pineapple and watermelon adjuncts draping sour lemon-candied tartness as well as wispy hibiscus-chamomile herbage. Not quite as convincing as the King, yet mildly enticing for fruit ale lovers.
On tap at Tiff’s, mellow light body (paltry 3.7% ABV) too watery to compete with true German hefes as muted lemony banana-clove expectancy stays distant and candied orange snip flutters anonymously.