“One day, friendly dino turtles were caught in a volcanic eruption—a dangerous time to be slow and steady. Fortunately, the vigilant Pterodactyl Rescue Squad noticed just in time! The dactyls swooped down with a thunderous “CAW!” and hitched the turtles to their rescue vests. Hot lava covered the earth but the turtle dudes were safe and sound.” That’s how the story on this beer’s label goes, anyway. Following in the footsteps (or wing flaps) of @birdsongbrewing’s Squirrels on Geese and Puppies on Penguins, Turtles on Pterodactyls is a version of the brewery’s coffee- and cinnamon-spiked MexiCali Stout aged 11 months in bourbon barrels, blended with a fresh batch, and infused with additional cinnamon and cacao nibs. Tangy prunes, toasty dark chocolate, boysenberry maple syrup and unglazed cinnamon rolls erupt on the palate with each sip, while the whiskey is mild, lending a bit of brown sugar and booze to round out the cocoa-and-cinnamon finish.