‘Sweet tart summer treat’ with milky amber-golden haze knocks off strawberry rhubarb pie with keen results. Salty orange-juiced strawberry souring, tart rhubarb compote nudge and polite green grape esters contrast sweet vanilla-creamed cinnamon toasting in moderate lactic setting. An off-kilter delight.
On tap at Beef Trust, musky straw-dried maize and spritzy lemon bruise venture to sizable sourdough spine. Light herbal vegetal snip adds further acridity.
On tap at Seven Lakes Station, determined black cherry pureeing brings sweet-tart dried fruiting to molasses-smoked brown chocolate malting and dark candy syruping for Black Forest Cake-like template. Fudgy chocolate richness picks up latent blueberry-raspberry illusions, nutty cocoa wisps, Cuban espresso hints and teasing bourbon snips. Quite a versatile Imperial Stout.
On tap at Ambulance, delightful 7th Anniversary Imperial Stout brings creamy sea-salted brown chocolate syruping to bittersweet cocoa tones and sugared oats spine. Fudged brownie, espresso, vanilla and cola illusions seep into salinized chocolate theme of robust 10% ABV full body.
Resiliently rich full body (10% ABV) adds punctual cocoa nibs and vanilla bean adjuncts to hazelnut-roasted dark chocolate goodness. Creamed coffee serenade picks up gooey molasses sugaring to further thicken its resolve. Beneath gunky chocolate-vanilla prominence lies candied pecan, cherry puree and bourbon illusions. A damn fine nightcap!
“Heavily dry-hopped” version of brewers’ of One Claw Rye IPA (in a can) brings intensely juicy tropical fruiting to mild pine-needled hop bittering above biscuit rye malts. Tangy yellow grapefruit, orange peel, pineapple, mango, peach and guava affirmation brightens over time.
Perfectly sessionable rye-spiced pale ale (in a can) retains mild stylish disposition despite bitterer citric-hopped rye malting. Sunny orange-peeled yellow grapefruit tang as well as ancillary peach, pineapple, mango and tangerine fruiting pick up piney evergreen serenity.
Beginning with a heavy black coffee influence, astoundingly thick and chewy full body (with well-hidden 10.5% ABV) gains moderated cinnamon, almond and cocoa nibs adjuncts draped by viscous black chocolate syrup. Arguably bettering the original Imperial Biscotti Break (and brewed in conjunction with fellow South Carolinians Westbrook), luxuriously rich variant takes time developing a true almond or cinnamon biscotti flavor as wispy habanero peppering contrasts sharp sugar spicing below the chocolate fudge-caked dessert midst. Bittersweet vanilla-beaned dark cocoa and sticky anise goo thicken the massive mocha plot while tertiary black grape, black cherry and fig illusions add complexity to splendid dessert treat.
Superfine Imperial Stout matured on candi-syruped cocoa nibs, roasted hazelnuts and vanilla beans utilizes sweet black chocolate spicing to contrast dry black coffee influence. Flirtatious bourbon and burgundy warmth deepens dark cocoa aspect as well as bittersweet vanilla splurge and black grape-cherry tease.
On tap at Growler & Gill, damply dewy IPA moderates stylish piney grapefruit essence for softly spiced-hopped peach, mango and honeydew tang that overrides sedate tea-sweetened Carapils malting.
Stylish salted coriander template given minty-fresh eucalyptus adjunct and mildly acidic lemon pucker. Oncoming shandy-like lemonade tartness and dry lime spree beget light citric-soured scurry. Gose lovers unite!
Impressive 5th Anniversary celebrator plies bittersweet raspberry-pureed tang to chocolate-caked richness and ashen dry hop char. Dark chocolate syruping thickens cocoa nibs, vanilla and espresso nuances, but not at the expense of deep raspberry penetration and bruised black cherry subsidy.