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, British peat-malted Imperial IPA offers spritzy lemony grapefruit tang to the fore. Passive passionfruit, pineapple and gooseberry tartness plus salty herbal snip reinforce earthen peat-dried citrus zing over sinewy oats-milked malting.
On tap at Taphouse 15, murkily pink blushed IPA utilizes champagne yeast to provide dry brut wining for tart lime-juiced strawberry and raspberry adjuncts as well as tertiary passionfruit, guava and papaya illusions. Stylish piney citrus theme thrown aside here.
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 Beef Trust, outstanding Morning Bell Coffee Porter hybrid brings cinnamon-spiced maple syruping to the fore alongside milk-sugared coffee overtones. Syrupy maple molasses sinew sweetens fudgy chocolate-caked cocoa nibs, bourbon vanilla serenity, cookie dough flouring, toasted coconut shavings and caramelized hazelnut glaze. Highly recommended Christmastime dessert treat.
On tap at Plank Pizza, hazy gold-marbled IPA hybrid resembles a caramel-glazed vanilla donut up-front, letting its stylishly bittersweet orange-peeled grapefruit briskness settle alongside the sweet cake-like turbinado sugaring. Delicately tart Huell Melon-hopped sourness stays subtle while herbal cologne-perfumed notions seem enigmatic.
On tap at Plank Pizza, bright ‘n lively yellow grapefruit sunshine peeks thru sweet orange peel tang and brisk lemon bittering, kickin’ up a lively floral-bound citric spritz. Grassy hop astringency and dank pine snips contrast sugary pale malts.
On tap at Plank Pizza, likable marzen-styled lager places spoiled citrus musk next to wet leafy hop mossing. Earthen Saaz hop earthiness embellishes musky orange-rotted lemon spoilage to nicely counteract its sugary pilsner-Vienna malt glaze.
On tap at Plank Pizza, crisply clean IPA retains sunny Citra-hopped yellow grapefruit appeal and subtle Galaxy-hopped passionfruit niche alongside mild resinous pine bittering. Dry wood tones soften as ancillary mandarin orange, pineapple, nectarine and mango illusions spice up sugared pilsner malts.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, smoothly creamed malt-smoked Bakers chocolate tone gains syrupy raw molasses bittering and nutty espresso enticement, inducing mild port, burgundy and bourbon illusions above oats-charred base. Re-tasting at Taphouse 15 revealed tertiary dark cherry, toasted coconut and vanilla bean whims as well.
On tap at Taphouse 15, soft-toned pilsner malts and straw-dried rye, oats and wheat graining underscore zesty lemon-licked orange, pineapple, mango and grapefruit tang for mildly boozy (8.4% ABV) Imperial IPA. On the bitter end, juniper and currant illusions fortify moderate piney hop bittering.
On tap at Midland Ale House, well-rounded dry-hopped medium body brings floral citrus pleasantries to the fore as its moderate piney hop bite contrasts candied caramel malting. Brisk orange-peeled grapefruit rind bittering gains tangy mango-peach-cantaloupe subsidy.