On tap at Tapastre, luxuriously complex pastry stout regales buttery dark rum sugaring for toffee-spiced dark chocolate creaming, cocoa-buttered hazelnut molasses sweetness and toasted coconut reserve. Chocolate hazelnut-candied insistence gains ancillary black cherry-pureed burgundy, raisin and fig illusions to contrast latent walnut-charred hop bittering and recessive oaken vanilla tannins. Richly creamed mocha rum cake finish sustains intensity.
Luxurious mocha-whiskeyed nightcap (with lofty 11% ABV) offers hickory-smoked bourbon warmth to vanilla-beaned black chocolate tenacity and lively sherry-port-burgundy wining. Molasses-sugared toasted coconut, marshmallow and chocolate cake sweetness contrasts espresso-dried charcoal bitterness underscoring boozy cocoa-nibbed bourbon whiskey finish. Heavenly!
On tap at Growler & Gill, murky wet-grained pale malting and musky Mosaic hop fruiting pick up bitter dune-laden blueberry nip that’s too laid-back to outpoint coriander-spiced citrus waver. Up the berries to enhance its lemony orange zest.