On tap at Poor Henry’s, cocoa-nibbed dark chocolate syruping coats mocha-smoked dried cherry tartness of bold lactic stout. Dryly embittered cocoa lactose stimulates chocolate pastry-like finish, leaving wispy burgundy, port and sherry undertones in its wake.
On tap at Hoover’s, delightful Mexican-styled stout lets dark chocolate malting gain subtle coffee and vanilla influence. Cocoa-powdered dark chocolate bittering sweetened at midst by toasted cinnamon spicing, wispy marshmallow sugaring and restricted chili pepper burn.
Valiant Valentine’s Day boxed chocolate alternative brings subtle rose petal sweetness to nitro-creamed chocolate malted richness. Syrupy eclair-like dark chocolate continuance picks up moderate nut-charred dark roast hop astringency to contrast fudged brownie, cocoa, molasses, espresso and black cherry snips below the surface.
On tap at The Oath, mildly wood-smoked dark chocolate bittering gains ample cocoa and coffee bean influence reinforced by charred nuttiness. Latent hazelnut-glazed mocha sweetness stays restrained.
Creamy mocha-sweet ‘Remedy’ takes aromatic coffee roast on a journey thru white chocolate heaven for golden blonde-hued dessert treasure. Fudgy chocolate-toffee conflux holds on against milk-creamed coffee gambit. After a few sips, less inviting pale ale template gains momentum as mild hop-spiced lemony snicker appears.
Fudgy milk chocolate creaming picks up light coffee roast, chalky cocoa serenade and earthen nut char reinforced by mild cedar sear. In the backdrop, dry black-malted rye bittering contrasts dried-fruited cherry, raspberry and blackberry snips.
Rich cocoa-powdered black chocolate syruping coats caramel-burnt anise goo and dusky charred hop bittering. Muddy mocha midst picks up dirty earthiness and fades to gray.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, creamy dark-roast peanut powdering rises above black-malted dark chocolate richness, nut-charred coffee bittering and dank earthen base. Possible sweet whiskey nip.
On tap at Taphouse 15, muted ‘oatmeal chocolate stout’ brings black-malted dark chocolate and coffee subtleties to distant black grape, bourbon and burgundy blurts above delicate toasted oats spine.