On tap at Taphouse 15, luxurious nightcap lets sweet bourbon licks spread across cocoa nibs-imbibed creamed coffee sugaring and coconut-toasted almond cake glaze above honeyed Graham Cracker base. Hefty 15.1% alcohol volume hides behind rich mocha nuttiness as nifty creme brulee, fudged brownie and chocolate cake riffs rally.
On tap at Taphouse 15, bountiful brandy barrel-aged Kalashnikov variant soaks buttery cognac-like warmth into Belgian chocolate-spiced bourbon vanilla sweetness for richly vanilla beaned digestif. Tertiary creme brulee, caramelized vanilla, fudged brownie and cherry brandy illusions add further depth.
On tap at Taphouse 15, profusely creamed peanut buttering gains marshmallow-fluffed vanilla sweetness and cocoa nibs bittering for sturdy bourbon-aged stout. Mild hop-charred nuttiness seeps inside acute peanut buttered dark chocolate amplitude above floured Graham Cracker base.
On tap at Taphouse 15, sumptuously rich Bananas Foster variant drapes bourbon-aged dark chocolate syrup atop brown-sugared vanilla beaning, retaining caramelized banana sauciness. Rummy Bananas Foster sweetness deepened further by hazelnut-pasted amaretto tinge.
Hefty habanero heat invades chocolate-vanilla richness of barrel aged 2019 Imperial Stout. In the midst, sharp dried fruiting and walnut coffee bittering descend as wood-seared habanero burn ascends above rye-pumpernickel base. Recessive black peppered poblano influence deepens lingered, but not intimidating, charcoal-stained habanero scorch.
On tap at Kitchen & Beer Bar, 2019 Imperial Stout aged on Frech oak wine barrels combines cocoa powdered dark chocolate scrum with musky black grape esters and dried black cherry tartness, leaving slight wood burnt bittering in its wake.
Sixth anniversary oak-aged Imperial Stout collaboration with Hammonton’s Vinyl Brewing. Dry bourbon frontage placated by purple grape tannins and black cherry tartness that overrides Blackstrap molasses-soured dark chocolate bittering above earthen mildewed musk. Mild port and Muscat wining plus distant anise spicing speckle the charcoal-stained backend.
On tap at Taphouse 15, decadent 5th anniversary Imperial Stout’s cocoa-nibbed cookie dough onrush enhanced by Vanuatu vanilla bean adjunct, picking up dark chocolate-syruped coffee stain, mellow bourbon warmth and bruised black cherry tartness as ancillary marshmallow, coconut and hazelnut illusions surface latently.
On tap at Taphouse 15, dry bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout places bittersweet cocoa nibs and cinnamon-dried cassia bark adjuncts atop sour-creamed dark chocolate bed. Sour cherry, stewed prune and dried fig illusions daub cinnamon-barked mocha heat.
Wonderfully profuse nightcap aged in Four Roses bourbon barrels for nine months retains creamily lactic dark chocolate syruping for peanut-buttered coconut, cocoa nibs and marshmallow adjuncts above rich Graham Cracker-sugared cookie dough base. Sweet molasses-sapped bourbon vanilla resonance and chocolate nougat-candied Almond Joy reminder broaden bold pastry stout’s appeal. Tertiary black cherry puree tartness seeps into wintry cinnamon, nutmeg and cumin snips. Highly recommended.
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.
Fudgy molasses-smoked whiskeyed chocolate splendor and sweet bourbon vanilla rapture guide oak-toasted full body. Maple-syruped dried fruiting (raisin-prune-fig), black cherry puree tartness and latent anise spicing settle at rye chocolate-malted back end of complex slow sipper slightly modified for 2020.