Sour plummy prune dried fruiting raids pure maple syruping and lactic vanilla dalliance of earthily resinous English-styled porter. Tart green grape esters enhance sour dried fruiting and raw molasses bittering, leaving dark chocolate depletion in its wake.
Amply maple-glazed Imperial Porter retains fudgy vanilla-beaned cocoa nibs richness above earthen nutty bottom. Lactic mocha vanilla continuance and syrupy maple molasses absorb ashen pecan, cola and walnut char.
On tap at Plank Pizza, splendid chocolate-milked YooHoo entry gains subtly rich maple syruping. Fudged brownie creaming and mild vanilla spicing increases syrupy maple, caramel, toffee and cocoa sugaring for amiable dessert treat.
On tap at Ambulance, richly creamed mocha-bound full body (limited edition 2015 release) may not live up to its heady moniker, but the results are fine. Though lacking expectant bacon-greased surety and smoky maple molasses intrigue, nutty black chocolate thickness and roasted coffee bittering gain prominence with full-throttle luster. Sweet chestnut-hazelnut conflux and bitter walnut char receive minor candied maple glaze overridden by demanding mocha assault.
Tinny purple-canned dark ale stays too aridly acrid for advertised maple sugaring to register properly. Off-putting grapefruit-orange souring never matches with hop-charred day-old coffee midst. Phenol finish picks up coarse walnut char.
On tap at Twisted Elm, abstruse hybrid blends treacly molasses with smoky chocolate malts and sharp-hopped dried fruiting (staying richer than typically subtler Innis & Gunn fare). In the backdrop, plum-dried raisin puree, black cherry and purple grape illusions battle back whiskey-sugared dark rum spicing. Ephemeral coffee, vanilla and caramel undertones deepen unspecific mocha finish.
On tap at Track 84, muddled cola-hazed medium body never fully integrates. Murky maple sugaring depleted by raw molasses acridity and day-old coffee nuttiness. Brown-sugared black patent malting and chalky black chocolate snip lose luster.
Underwhelming milk chocolate creaming and diffident coffee-dried cocoa powdering too thin for hybrid porter. Syrupy maple molasses glaze falters alongside hop-charred coarsening. Ancillary vanilla bean, black cherry, chicory, cola nut and walnut illusions fade fast.
Hearty porter with smoky maple extract and caramel coating. Upon swallowing, molasses-chocolate ire kicks in, remaining firm at pervasive pecan finish. Not quite as robust as most top shelf porters, but maybe more sweetly flavorful.
Sugary chocolate presence and smooth grain rush provide decent up-front assertion. However, lack of mocha malt penetration and syrupy yeast thew hurts this caramel porter. Too reliant on thin maple finish and lightweight water texture for its broadened class.
Unlikely earthy peat malt opening sidles sweet tobacco, ashy maple, and burnt caramel influence of tan-headed, frothy-laced, cola-flowing dry port. Sticky mocha-honey-vanilla blend devours smoked cedar nuance, impending coffee inkling, and orange-bruised dried prune sourness before tingling over-carbonation, sputtered hop roast, and astringent finish disrupt.