On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, velvety coffee-infused oatmeal stout really hits the spot. Marvelous Columbian coffee roast picks up slickly creamed cocoa nibs influence, vanilla bourbon sweetness, dainty chicory snip and toasted marshmallow reminder while a ‘touch of lactose milk sugaring’ dries out at the mocha-rich finish.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, ‘burly’ Imperial Stout relies on dry dark chocolate bittering and casual coffee roast to reinforce walnut-seared hop char. In the recess, black cherry and black grape tartness regale bitter mocha stead.
On tap at Ambulance, mildly creamed oatmeal stout retains bold dark-roast coffee tone saddled by nut-charred black chocolate malting. Not unlike a dryer “chocolate-covered espresso.”
Slightly curious winter ale hybrid brings dark-roasted chocolate nuttiness to spicy dried-fruited Belgian yeast and distant charcoal-scorched earthen hop char with winning results. Sinewy molasses-dipped mocha charm coalesces dark chocolate, coffee and chicory tones as ancillary dark cherry, plum and fig snips contrast mossy latency.
On tap at Ambulance, dryer-than-sweet medium-full body shows off subtle complexities with fair accuracy. Casual chocolate vanilla-caked sweetness, mild molasses creaming and milk-sugared coffee tones anchored by dark-roast hop char. Desolate fig and raisin illusions enter the silken mix latently.
Richly dry oatmeal stout pounds smoky chocolate walnut resilience and coffee-stained vanilla beaning into lightly lingering hop-charred bittering. Tertiary Baker’s chocolate, cacao nibs and espresso illusions pick up latent plastique coating at nutty dark chocolate finish.
On tap at Beef Trust, smoothly creamed oatmeal stout brings smoky black chocolate malting, mild minty anise freshness and iced coffee continuance to oats-dried spine. Tertiary cacao nibs, charcoal and pipe tobacco illusions wander.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Hoboken, creamy oatmeal stout perfect for breakfast. Tranquil dark chocolate, milked coffee and powdered cocoa uprising given maple-sugared cinnamon sweetness and Madagascar vanilla beaning as well as sweet cumin-nutmeg spicing to perk up intense mocha mouthfeel.
On tap at Ambulance, maple syrup-aged full body boasts bittersweet cocoa powdered resilience and oats-dried black chocolate malting. Tarry dark-roasted hop bittering contrasts sweet vanilla dalliance below the surface, spiking its molasses-rich mocha propensity.
Dry nutty resilience rides above black chocolate malting and mild charred hop bittering. Harsh nut sear brings tarry walnut and singed Brazil nut illusions to the surface – embittered by raw molasses astringency, Muscat grape musk and dry burgundy snip.
On tap at Taphouse 15, unconventional nitro-injected oatmeal stout breaks traditional mocha mode, instead retaining mellow beet-sugared, vanilla cream-fluffed mouthfeel, billowy pinkish white head and silken ruby body. Cotton-candied watermelon, raspberry, cherry and strawberry illusions straddle soft honeyed wheat spine of delicate dessert treat. In the bottle, initial vanilla-creamed red velvet cake theme and Black Forest cake uprising get pushed aside by heavily charred hop astringency.
Pleasing decaf coffee roast tops dried cocoa subsidy and sugared oats base. Sharp hop char contrasts cappuccino-laden caramel, vanilla and milked espresso sweetness below the thin surface. Phenol acridity lowers overall impact.