On tap at River Of Beer, soured New England-styled IPA utilizes lactic yeast acidity to laminate subtly bitter grapefruit juicing and sweet blood orange tartness. In the recess, dry-hopped lemon-limed passionfruit illusions gain acidulated malting at lightly salted citrus finish.
Extremely popular Dead Guy Helles Bock soaked in Dead Guy Whiskey Barrels retains soft-toned oaken vanilla buttering, creamy sugared malting and tangy orange spicing. Dry rye whiskey sedation soaks into brown-sugared grain malting as well as caramel, toffee, almond and coconut undertones.
Proprietary homegrown rye receives slightly sharp floral-fruited spicing above delicate piney hop temperance. Glass-sugared cookie dough yeast enriches rye spicing as zesty lemon-licked grapefruit and orange peel bittering contrasts mellow peach, tangerine and pineapple tang.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, rich cold-brewed Stumptown coffee roast seeps into dry piney citrus hop bittering with full force. Glorious java influence ascends above candied grapefruit, lemon and orange tang as mocha-defined caramel latte, cocoa powder and espresso illusions flutter softly.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Hoboken, boozy ‘cult fave’ loads intense 10.8% ABV solvency inside sharp barleywine-styled hop bomb. Lively grapefruit-orange-peach-pineapple-cherry tang immediately receives ethanol vodka-soaked respite. Resinous pine needling and aspirin-like medicinal astringency deepen gnarly bitter aspect. Not for faint-hearted soft palates.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, delightfully decadent ‘candy bar in a bottle’ blends Rogue’s Hazelnut Brown Nectar with its Chocolate Stout. Up-front chocolate brownie fudging allows toffee, crème brulee, Tootsie Roll, cacao nibs and vanilla illusions to sweeten its lingering dark-roast hazelnut core while light hop charred peanut shelling adds contrasting bitterness. Pleasant caramel-burnt chocolate truffle finish will please any bittersweet-toothed dessert freak.
Creamy black chocolate syruping and chewy caramel malting get a tad watery contrasting red hot chili saucing and daintily smoked paprika snip of gimmicky medium body. Milk chocolate-y vanilla sweetness, chalky cocoa dryness and earth-scorched nutty coffee reminder lose intensity alongside dissipating chili heat, leaving tongue exhausted after a few sips.
Blessed award winning stout with creamy coffee-stained signature, thick doughy yeast permeation and outstanding grain-sugared malt combination perfectly suited for such a wonderful ebony-bodied treasure. Roasted barley crispness, toasted oats sweetness, black chocolate richness, and black cherry scurry increase unforgettable resilience while crustacean earthiness underscores burnt molasses sinew. Nitro version allows creamy molasses sapping to deepen hop-charred roasted coffee bittering and supple black chocolate rampage.