On tap at Taphouse 15, intereasting dessert-styled milk stout with chocolate pudding-crusted banana nut breading enriched by vanilla creamed mocha surge. Custard-sugared Thai banana sweetness picks up pecan pie, anise and latte illusions beneath milk chocolate surface.
On tap at Taphouse 15, luxurious fudged chocolate sweetness coats sticky bourbon vanilla-spiced creaming for fab lactic milk stout. Confectionery Oreo cookie chewiness, gooey chocolate cheesecake tartness and caramel-sauced dolce de leche sugaring gain a strong foothold alongside tertiary brownie batter, caramel latte, toasted coconut, hazelnut paste and cappuccino illusions beneath the finishing bourbon chocolate warmth.
On tap at Taphouse 15, dandy Mind Over Matter offshoot, “the next iteration of the 8% double chocolate milk stout series,” gets conditioned on cocoa nibs, Graham Crackers and marshmallow. Creamy vanilla licks further sweeten lactic milk chocolate fudging. Wispy black cherry, blackberry and anise snips add to confectionery sweet-toothed S’mores knockoff.
On tap at Kitchen & Beer Bar, easygoing beige yellow glazed NEIPA unites lightly pined Citra-hopped grapefruit, orange and pineapple tang with floral lemon-limed Motueka-hopped guava, mango and papaya daubs above dry pale malts.
On tap at Taphouse 15, tart kettle soured moderation brings briny tangerine pucker and bitter passionfruit to dry vanilla tannins. Sour lemon musk greets mild tangerine/passionfruit adjuncts at the parched finish.
On tap at Kitchen & Beer Bar, mellow yellow grapefruit, mandarin orange and lemon zesting buttressed by mild herbal musk and dank pine resin above sugary pale malts for unexpectedly boozy (10% ABV) Imperial IPA.
On tap at Kitchen & Beer Bar, lactic fruited kettle sour with distinct mint green hue loads briny lemon-limed blue raspberry tartness upon acidulated malts, leaving mild cranberry, lingonberry and strawberry illusions in its wake. A sharper, sourer blue raspberry lemonade.
On tap at Taphouse 15, despite heady 12.7% ABV, smooth Taconic bourbon aging stays subtle as vanilla extract sweetener gets coated by molasses-rich dark chocolate syruping while nutty hop-charred coffee roast provides contrasting bitterness over honeyed wheat base.
On tap at Hoover’s Tavern, vibrant peach tang buttressed by light pine lacquer contrasting sugary pale malting. Sweet peach entry gains lemony grapefruit-orange-mango zesting for bright summery medium body.
On tap at Capital Craft – East Hanover, well integrated 2020 Imperial Stout fermented with Italian red wine yeast gets barrel aged in bourbon and port for fulsome mocha-bound dessert. Rich dark coffee-chocolate tones seep into sweet red wine insistence to its cookie dough bottom. Wispy anise, blueberry, blackberry, brandy, oaken vanilla and vinous cider illusions stay subtler than tannic port-bourbon wining.
Briskly sharp lemony grapefruit-peeled pineapple and orange tang embittered by sturdy pine tone dryness contrasting less prominent floral-daubed crystal malt sugaring. Salted gooseberry, guava and passionfruit-inspired Nelson Sauvin hop souring stays subtle (despite promotional moniker) for steadfast hazy IPA.
On tap at Taphouse 15, tart pinkish magenta hued blueberry pie-inspired sour ale recalls floral-bound blueberry wine as green grape esters provide sour edge to less enduring marshmallow-sugared Graham Cracker spine.