On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, easygoing Christmas dessert treat (boasting surprisingly high oak-aged 10% ABV) imbues rye-whiskeyed chocolate malting with sweet gingerbread insistence. Raspy hop spicing tingles wintry maple molasses-tinged nutmeg-cinnamon-gingersnap seasoning.
On tap at Ambulance, ‘decadent’ bourbon-barreled porter loads milk chocolate fudging and bittersweet vanilla beaning atop toasted coconut sweetness. Spirited bourbon sugaring soaks into caramel-burnt Mounds Bar/ Almond Joy center as tertiary espresso, cappuccino and carob tones find space below bourbon chocolate-caked coconut insistence.
Fabulously rich limited edition 2017 edition reinforces milky black chocolate malting with syrupy cherry-soaked bourbon affectations and chewy vanilla licks. Toasted coconut, cola and hazelnut help sweeten the mighty mocha contingent as creamy chocolate cake, crème brulee and illusions thicken resolve of Kentucky bourbon-barreled bonbon.
By combining brewers’ Roebling Imperial Porter with Michigan dark cherries, inconsequential 2015 hybrid overwhelms all of its mild bourbon barrel flavoring and most of its mocha porter luster with vinous oaken cherry tartness. Pithy earthen musk scoured by mellow yellow grape vinegaring at mouth-puckering sour cherry finish.
Sweet rum barrel-aged elixir picks up light bourbon vanilla influence to elevate molasses-sapped milk chocolate theme. Ashen piney hop roast softly embitters the silken mocha contingent. Tertiary cola nut, hazelnut and walnut toasting works its way into the mix alongside port-wined black grape wisp.
On tap at Ambulance Brew House, aggressive mocha-rich full body layers dry black coffee bittering atop hop-charred oaken bourbon soothe and sugared oats spine with tremendous results. Majestic chocolate-fudged vanilla bean, espresso, hazelnut and molasses undertones reinforce jolly java theme of enviable bourbon-aged coffee porter that’s an absolute must.
On tap at Ambulance Brew House, persuasive bourbon-aged dessert treat enhances prominent toasted coconut theme with dark-roasted chocolate malting. Cocoa nibs shelter capacious coconut sweetness as well as ancillary chocolate fudge, marshmallow, toffee, praline and almond illusions. Dry bourbon sway adds warmth and elegance.
On tap at Ambulance Brew House, scintillatingly sweet dessert treat drapes chewy vanilla creaminess above oaken bourbon leathering. Sugary vanilla sweetness efficiently contrasts bitter vanilla bean tannins. Marvelous mocha penetration conjures brown chocolate, creme brulee, burnt caramel, fudged brownie, chocolate truffle, chocolate cake and coconut illusions. Dry whiskey snip dips below tertiary pecan-almond cluster.
On tap at Ambulance Brew House, audacious bourbon-barreled Baltic porter distinctly re-creates peanut-buttered raspberry jam sandwich. Grape, strawberry and blackberry jelly illusions deepen fruity pureed sweetness while dark chocolate, vanilla, anise and coffee bean undertones gird mild hop-charred bittering. A hint of bourbon perks up the nutty mocha finish.
On tap at Ambulance Brew House, tantalizingly voluptuous bourbon-barreled Baltic porter, aged in Four Roses Bourbon circa 2014, provides succinct dark-roasted chocolate malting to brown-sugared cereal oats and oak-smoked earthen peat, leaving treacly bourbon traces along the way. Rum-spiced molasses, vanilla fudge, creme brulee, caramel latte, hazelnut coffee and milked espresso undertones add to the creamy mocha luster. Terse black cherry-pureed sweetness pleats tertiary port-burgundy wining.
On tap at Blue Ribbon Tavern, enduringly mellifluous dessert beer (ltd. ed. 2014) provides rounded mocha mouthfeel as richly textured oats-sugared hop-charred full body lets Four Roses bourbon oak seep into equally dispersed gamut of black chocolate, mocha latte, caramel latte, creme brulee, vanilla, toffee and coconut tones. Dark-fruited black cherry, fig and blackberry nuances rally from behind. Superb bourbon chocolate elixir.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead, bold oak-barreled mocha porter drapes spicy Brinley Gold Ship Wreck rum over luxurious molasses-glazed bourbon piquancy, Belgian chocolate spicing and rich brown chocolate malt setting. Cookie dough, cocoa, coconut and cocoa nibs illusions deepen its conviction. Vanilla-sweetened Bananas Foster snip and dried-fruited bruised cherry tartness speckle the backend.