On tap at Seven Lakes Station, intensely pumpkin-spiced Imperial Stout drapes dark chocolate syrup upon brown-sugared cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander and clove seasoning as well as mild anise, pine nut and caraway illusions. Bittersweet dark-roast pumpkin influence holds up fine against cavernous molasses-sapped chocolate spicing of richly robust 11% ABV full body.
On tap at Ambulance, impressively approachable rainbow sherbet-flavored sour ale retains eye-squinting pink lemonade, grapefruit and orange tartness for lactic-soured salinity as vanilla-sugared orange creamsickle sweetness contrasts its sour lemon-limed sherbet finish.
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 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 Beef Trust, zestful tropical delight loads pineapple-pureed grapefruit insistence upon zesty orange-peeled peach, papaya, mango and white grape tanginess as well as rummy coconut-milked pina colada subtlety and floral-perfumed spice tingle to contrast reticent piney hop bittering above light oats base.
On tap at Ambulance, rich brown chocolate syruping enhances fudged brownie entry. Chewy cookie dough malting gains toffee, vanilla and cocoa sweetness as well as wispy burgundy, bourbon and cinnamon(?) snips. Fine fudgy dessert fodder.
On tap at Seven Lakes Station, leathery brettanomyces-bound wine yeast increases black-peppered lemon musk and barnyard acridity against cane-sugared pilsner and wheat malts. Light floral herbage clings to tertiary pineapple, grapefruit and orange tanginess below the clean-watered citric-wined acidity.
On tap at Growler & Gill, variegated Christmas spices permeate rich and creamy (13% ABV) Imperial Stout. Wintry cinnamon-sugared nutmeg and ginger spicing decorates cacao-nibbed coffee adjuncts. Creamy vanilla icing covers fudgy Black Forest cake center. After a few sips, delightful chocolate mint cookie sweetness seeps into mild ancho chili peppering for Mexican chocolate-spiced entourage. Mesmerizingly complex.
Tart coriander-spiced orange adjunct influenced by sour lemon pucker and vinous green grape esters. Salted coriander subtlety underlines lemony orange continuance as well as tertiary melon rind, guava and kiwi nuances.
Decadent 2017 bottled version (13% ABV) relies on richly creamed chili-peppered coffee, cacao nibs and vanilla bean adjuncts to impressively heighten sweet caramel-sauced black chocolate syruping. Deep coffee roast gains molasses-sapped sugaring, mocha-bourbon mud caking, fudged brownie nuttiness and mild minty freshness while ever-present chili heat ignites its interior. The ultimate nightcap relaxer.
On tap at Coastal Craft Beverage, heavenly Imperial Stout aged on coconut and vanilla stays rich and creamy. Bittersweet vanilla-beaned coconut toasting picks up coffee-roasted anise spicing and oats-sugared black chocolate malting. Fudged brownie, chocolate cake, Black Forest cake and marshmallow remnants add to the mighty mocha dessert treat.
On tap at Ambulance, assertively bittersweet Ethiopian coffee bean adjunct provides initial robustness, leveling off alongside zesty lemony grapefruit twist and teasing blueberry daub after a few sips. Juicy citric hop bittering and lemon meringue tartness gain strength against creamy milk-sugared coffee finish.