On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, milk-sugared cinnamon coffee sweetness and maple-syruped cacao adjunct meet spiced-up ancho chili peppering in luxurious full-bodied setting. Maple cinnamon coffee continuance gains chocolate-caked vanilla frosting as well as curried cardamom-cumin-nutmeg snips plus distant bourbon, rum and coconut reminders. Overweeningly stupendous!
On tap at Taphouse 15, lovely dark-roast coffee frontage gains bittersweet dark chocolate fudging and light black peppering in enjoyable semi-rich setting.
Bustling carrot cake-inspired porter (in collab with Bolero Snort) goes way beyond rarefied hybridized style. Creamy dark chocolate syruping adds bittersweet crescendo to carrot-sugared walnut flouring. Ancillary Sambuca, Kahlua, creme brulee, Turkish coffee, cinnamon bark and vanilla illusions as well as cherry-pureed dried fruiting climb aboard in the midst above lactic milk-sugared oats base.
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.
Richly creamed cocoa-nibbed brown chocolate spicing embellished by sweet molasses-burnt bourbon vanilla persistence and light whiskey snips to its sugared oats spine. Maple-sapped caramel chocolate center countered by cedar-charred hop roast. Ancillary cookie dough, toffee, cappuccino and hazelnut illusions surface at the serene bourbon-whiskeyed chocolate finish.
Wintry Wee Heavy-like porter utilizes candi-sugared Scotch ale yeast to enhance its chewy molasses-draped brown chocolate sweetness above mossy earthen dewiness. Fudged brownie, vanilla, coffee and cola illusions scatter thru rich mocha mass and tarry hop respite adds mild bittering.
On tap at Growler & Gill, light Willett bourbon influence and mild legume-like Romano green beaning receive coffee-roasted chocolate malting. Treacly whiskey tone hits quick as cocoa, vanilla, espresso, crème brulee and chocolate fudge illusions decorate the tame mocha bourbon finish.
On tap at Plank Pizza, worthy collaboration uniting Jersey City’s Departed Soles with Linden’s nearby 201 Ton utilizes “gingerbread maple syrup” to enhance bittersweet Madagascar vanilla bean adjunct as well as creamy molasses-sugared chocolate malting. Smooth dewy peat earthiness and tertiary cocoa-cinnamon illusions stay below.
On tap at Plank Pizza, rangy 11.5% ABV porter drapes creamy dark chocolate syrup atop mildly spiced dried fruiting. Mocha-bound black cherry, raspberry, raisin and prune tones gain slight rummy molasses and bourbon vanilla licks while ashen hops relegate distant wood-seared tobacco leaf crisping. Yummy chocolate cherry cake dessert alternative.
On tap at Ambulance, adequate Imperial Porter may lack pertinent salted caramel influence but easy flowing dark-roast mocha setting picks up mild dry cocoa, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and molasses illusions that linger softly.
Musky Madagascar vanilla bean oiling surfaces above “subdued hops” and dewy moisturizing. Soy-sauced brown chocolate influence picks up wet-wooded peaty compost tendency.
On tap at Denny’s Beer Barrel, decadent 28th Anniversary Imperial Porter tweaks molasses-sapped bourbon vanilla with milk chocolate-y cocoa nibs and peat-smoked wheat malts. Sweet orange peel adjunct seeps below the mix. Subsidiary toasted coconut, roasted tobacco, pureed raspberry, blueberry and port illusions add resilience to boozy (11.5% ABV) to oak-barreled dessert.