On tap at Beef Trust, complex bourbon barrel-aged Earl Grey black tea Bourbon County variant stays stylishly subdued as honey roasted chicory sweetness and mild black malted cocoa bittering cling to lovely bourbon vanilla-spiced entry. Fudgy toffee-chocolate midst underscored by peaty dew moisture.
On tap at Kitchen & Beer Bar, luxurious (15.2% ABV) 2018 version retains fudgy milk chocolate creaming for sweet oak-aged bourbon influence, sugary vanilla-marshmallow serenade and dark cherry rasp to its honeyed Graham Cracker base. Beneath the bourbon chocolate surface lies coffee, coconut, toasted almond and leathery tobacco illusions. Sensational!
On tap at Kitchen & Beer Bar, utilizing honeycomb-shaped cherrywood chips to age lightly creamed caramelized chocolate and sweet bourbon vanilla sway. Whiskey-bent bourbon tones outdo initial mocha influence as spiced toffee sugaring and dark cherry bruise surface above the tannic oak-charred toasting.
On tap at Beef Trust, boundlessly complex (and frustratingly profuse) whiskeyed cola knockoff is pleasantly off-balance. Classic cola soda frontage cleared away by bourbon vanilla spicing and tertiary orange juicing stays distant before the brown-sugared Cassia-barked Graham Cracker base solidifies. Wispy maple molasses, cherry, toffee and chocolate undertones waver.
Undead Party Crasher Stout given subtle mandarin orange twist outpaced by caramel coffee goodness. Java sway gains light vanilla influence as well as walnut, pecan and honey nut smidge nudging tarry-hopped peaty compost bottom.
On tap at Ambulance, fudgy brown chocolate sugaring and bittersweet vanilla beaning serenade ambitious bourbon-barrel aged stout. At the midst, doughy chocolate cookie richness picks up spiced toffee splotch, black cherry perk and sweet burgundy warmth.
On tap at Jealous Monk, mellow red wine tannins sweeten chocolate-roasted dark cocoa splurge above mild flaked oats base as subtle red cherry, dry burgundy and plum illusions scurry thru light hop char.
On tap at Jealous Monk, intensely designed chai tea-spiced mocha deliverance picks up dewy peat mossing and waddle seeded cocoa crisping. Ascending chocolate vanilla sweetness seeps into Indian shortbread-floured cinnamon, cardamom and ginger spicing, picking up lavender-minted black peppercorn herbage and sassafras smidge. A unique offbeat stout.
On tap at Beef Trust, resilient dark chocolate syruping drapes subtle oats-flaked pilsner malting. At the midst, bruised cherry tartness spreads across smoked mocha glaze to promote latent Black Forest caking.
On tap at Schatzi’s – New Paltz, richly creamed lactose-sugared pastry stout makes for perfect sweet-toothed nightcap. Ample brown chocolate creaminess mingles vanilla bean and hazelnut adjuncts with confectionery coconut-toasted marshmallow sweetness above honeyed Graham Cracker base. A milk chocolatey Mounds Bar candy bar knockoff with toffee-spiced snip.
On tap at Taphouse 15, lovely bourbon-aged Vermont maple syruping drapes marshmallow-sugared vanilla creaming and confectionery chocolate creme sandwich cookie richness above Graham Cracker base. Below its S’mores-like sweetness lies cinnamon bark, pecan, peanut and praline illusions.
Unique pastry stout utilizes almond-pasted Thistle honey to enrich lactose dark cocoa creaminess and spiced vanilla resonance. Milk-sugared coffee, cappuccino and espresso tones fortify its honeyed chocolate intensity as tertiary caramel latte, toffee, black cherry, black grape, hazelnut, cola and almond illusions contrast underlying charcoal-seared hop astringency.