On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, indefatigable Imperial Milk Porter never ceases to amaze as cream-sugared coffee bean sweetness weaves into luscious bourbon-aged Madagascar vanilla bean capaciousness. Lovely creme brulee, cappuccino, brown chocolate, Kahlua and maple molasses illusions pad the luxurious mocha-spiced java richness. Highly recommended.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, invigorating milk-sugared coffee creaming rides atop syrupy chocolate malting. After a few sips, dry bourbon coffee theme erupts. Tertiary cacao nibs, vanilla, cappuccino and crème brulee notions deepen jubilant java journey.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, luxurious barleywine glazes whiskeyed red cherry tartness with mildly sweet white chocolate spicing as well as wispily serene cacao nibs and vanilla adjuncts. Strong 15% ABV brings loud liquor lead-in to mocha cherry continuance, boasting bustling brandy, bourbon and burgundy profusion. Tertiary bruised orange, grilled pineapple, tannic red grape and dried fig illusions seep into busy mix.
On tap at Plank Pizza, mighty maple bourbon syruping and fruitful Marsala wining sweeten above black coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla-beaned cocoa nibs richness as well as ancillary habanero-peppered cinnamon and almond adjuncts. Whimsical bruised cherry, burgundy, sherry and anise illusions fit tersely into the busy dessert-styled blend as well.
On tap at Ambulance, bold collaboration with Manhattan’s Randolph Beer (and Brooklyn clam shack, Cape House) gives oyster-shelled salinity a deeply embittered black-malted dark chocolate, medium-roast coffee ruggedness and charred nuttiness above its oats-flaked raw molasses bottom. Serve to robust bitter-tongued stout lovers.
On tap at Plank Pizza, bittersweet black-malted cocoa nibs influence gains dry oyster-shelled salinity and mild brown chocolate spicing. Briny cocoa continuance affects ancillary espresso, walnut and earthen peat illusions.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, dark chocolate syruping drapes Christmas-spiced cinnamon toasting and gooey anise tonguing for Italian red wine-barreled stout. Subtle tannic grape esters softly penetrate cinnamon chocolate caking while tertiary black cherry, blackberry and blackcurrant illusions wisp below.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, creamily sweet milk stout loads dark chocolate syrup atop dainty cacao-nibbed bourbon vanilla fudging. Milked chocolate continuance picks up distant bruised cherry, prune, raisin and anise snips. Just a tad thin at the finish.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, prominent sugar-spiced Turkish coffee luster draped in dark chocolate syrup gains sweet cardamom-spiced burgundy, dark cherry and date illusions while tertiary Kahlua, anise, cinnamon and nutmeg wisps flutter below.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, easygoing Christmas dessert treat (boasting surprisingly high oak-aged 10% ABV) imbues rye-whiskeyed chocolate malting with sweet gingerbread insistence. Raspy hop spicing tingles wintry maple molasses-tinged nutmeg-cinnamon-gingersnap seasoning.
On tap at Andy’s Corner Bar, dark chocolate syruping drapes caramel-burnt nuttiness, casual coffee-cocoa confluence and soy-sauced earthen hop char. Semi-sweet, halfway rich and quite velvety.
Nearly sublime winter warmer (circa 2018) stays closer to original dark ale version from a few years back. Resilient caramel-malted chocolate roast, wintry cinnamon-nutmeg-ginger spicing gain and ebullient dried fruiting gain nutty coffee bean reminder.