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.
On tap at Taphouse 15, confectionary stout uploads toasted coconut, honey-glazed hazelnut and sweet Maraschino cherry onto vanilla-creamed brown chocolate goodness. Mounds Bar chocolate-coconut candied sway infiltrates chewy finish, leaving its hazelnut-cherry-vanilla adjuncts in the dust alongside wispy cinnamon bourbon whims.
On tap at Taphouse 15, confectionary NEIPA conditioned on fluffy cotton candy receives yogurt-like ambrosial fruiting secured by creamy vanilla sugaring. Tangy pineapple juicing, perfumed lemon zesting and bitter grapefruit zing invite muted passionfruit, peach, guava and kiwi illusions to the cotton-candied marshmallow wonderland.
On tap at Taphouse 15, luxurious rum-spiced bourbon vanilla sugaring nearly overloads chewy banana intensity and lactic chocolate richness of complex barrel-aged stout. Mighty mocha reins taken hold by rummy Nilla wafer sweetness as toffee, creme brulee, glazed hazelnut, bruised cherry, chocolate cake and marshmallow illusions further foist fascinating dessert treat.
On tap at Kitchen And Beer Bar, juicy double dry-hopped Imperial IPA rambles forth with polite yellow grapefruit bittering enjoining candied pineapple, mango, orange and peach tartness as well as grassy herbal hop astringency, resinous piney dryness and wafting floral whims over heavily oated wheat base. Another well designed Gummy Bear knockoff.
On tap at Beef Trust, creamy chocolate syruping sopped up by lactose cocoa nibs, brown-sugared pecan adjunct and confectionary marshmallow over sturdy cookie dough base. Rich mocha dominance reinforced by Sugar Daddy-like candy sweetness as well as mudcake, milk-sugared coffee, bourbon molasses and spiced toffee auxiliary while tertiary burgundy, black cherry liqueur and almondine illusions deepen luxurious dessert treat.
On tap at Beef Trust, salted Nelson Sauvin-hopped guava-gooseberry-pineapple tartness, Mosaic-hopped green grape tannins and yogurt-milked citrus souring ride atop mildly dank Amarillo-Simcoe-hopped pining of briskly tropical fruited medium body.
Vibrant spruce-tipped coniferous lacquering provides wintry holiday-inspired vigor to zesty citrus juicing above Maris Otter-malted wildflower honeyed oats. Syrupy spruce caramelization gains piney hop bittering, botanical juniper-ginned fern minting, dark floral whims and cologne-like snip for lemony orange-grapefruit enthusiasm.