On tap at Poor Henry’s, politely creamed Irish Coffee cocktail derivation relegates Irish whiskey-tinged toasted oak spirals and lactose demerara-sugared nutmeg spicing. Instead, durable coffee theme gains dark chocolate thrust as well as mild vanilla, cinnamon, molasses and black cherry illusions to offset snubbed whiskey tones. A fine brunch-styled winter warmer.
On tap at Growler & Gill, soothing, yet pronounced, Tullamore Irish Whiskey influence gains coffee-stained black chocolate roast and oaken vanilla leathering. Mild wood char seeps into whiskeyed mocha charm. In deep recess, black grape musk and sooty peat add musty wisps.
On tap at Growler & Gill, soft-tongued nitro stout leads with its smooth ground coffee roast coercing ancillary dark chocolate, espresso, cocoa and walnut illusions above light hop char. Mild java bitterness tranquilizes delicate mineral-watered finish.
On tap at The Oath, “easy drinking” dry stout layers bittersweet dark chocolate roast above mild charred hop sedation. Wispy anise, blackcurrant and soy illusions drape lightly smoked mocha finish.
Basically, fabulous Guinness Export Stout sold initially only to the Belgian market. Smoothly creamed molasses-sapped dark chocolate milking gains hickory-smoked cedar sear over light hop-charred barley roast. Bittersweet chocolate malting further enhanced by vanilla bean, coffee, anise, blackcurrant and rum raisin illusions. A must have.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Hoboken, dry Irish Stout brings stylish dark chocolate-bound coffee roast to the fore as unsweetened black licorice tones gain hold above moderate hop char.
On tap at Coastal Craft Beverage, dry black chocolate malting, mild dark cocoa bittering and light coffee roast encounter earthen hop char for stylishly efficient Irish Stout.
Smoothly unassuming nitro-carbonated dry Irish stout brings heady black malting to mild hop char and polite cola-walnut conflux. Black chocolate roast gains coffee bean, milked espresso, dried cocoa, raw molasses, soy sauce and anise illusions above smoked oats spine.
Leisurely dry-bodied moderation lets lightly creamed dark-roasted Tanzanian coffee spread across cocoa-seeded black chocolate malting and mild toasted hop char. Modest oats-flaked burnt caramel sweetness lingers recessively beneath calm coffee setting.
On tap at Craft House, soft-tongued dry Irish stout never fully develops, staying too tame and lacking depth. Easygoing coffee-oiled bittering fades quickly above hop-toasted char, dark-roasted chocolate malting and black-breaded caramel tease.
Inventive Scottish stout brings mildly creamed peat-smoked dark chocolate malting and chewy cocoa-powdered caramel malting to clean well-watered crisping, finishing with a mocha-sweetened cedar burn (not unlike a moderate rauchbier). Light vanilla, molasses, coffee, cola nut and root beer illusions coddle silken mocha theme.
On tap at Andy’s Corner Bar, easygoing nitro-based dry stout retains mild eggshell-headed creaming and soft-toned mocha bittering. Delicately dark-roasted black patent malting and relegated toasted hop char pick up distant roasted nuttiness. Dark chocolate, black coffee and espresso notes linger. Despite commonplace comparisons, it’s not nearly as flavorful as Guinness Extra Stout.