On tap at Yard House – Nyack, lovely nitro-injected stout offers fudgy milk chocolate sweetness to hazelnut-glazed vanilla, milk-sugared medium roast coffee and maple molasses tones contrasting minor dry hopped walnut char. Perfect silken confection.
Soft-tongued milk-sugared dark cacao pleasantry and vanilla-daubed burnt caramel creaming contrast mild earthen hop char over molasses oats base of velvety semi-sweet chocolate fodder. Beneath, chalky mocha dryness encounters slight weedy dirtiness.
On tap at Coastal Craft, chewy chocolate chip cookie daubed in espresso for semi-dry sessionability. Mildly creamed coffee nuttiness dabbles fudgy buttermilk brownie batter above chocolate rye malting.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, engagingly confectionary Peppermint Patty knockoff succeeds as lactose-aided coca nibs (conditioned on peppermint) gain fudgy dark chocolate syruping and mild vanilla creaming. Creme de mente milk stout picks up wispy ginger, cumin and anise snips way below its chocolate mint essence.
Fine ‘chocolate mocha latte’ ale brings milk-sugared white chocolate goodness and coffee-creamed vanilla bean residue to mildly lingered hop char. Fudgy caramel latte, café latte, hazelnut coffee, dark cocoa, chocolate éclair, cola nut and chocolate-covered cherry illusions enrich mocha dessert treat.
On tap at Taphouse 15, decadent autumnal version of brewers’ milk stout loads toasted coconut, peanut butter and caramel to sweet-toothed chocolate candy nirvana. Syrupy chocolate glaze saturates creamily peanut-buttered coconut splendor above honeyed Graham Cracker spine. Robust dessert.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, cocoa-nibbed dark chocolate syruping coats mocha-smoked dried cherry tartness of bold lactic stout. Dryly embittered cocoa lactose stimulates chocolate pastry-like finish, leaving wispy burgundy, port and sherry undertones in its wake.
On tap at Hoover’s, delightful Mexican-styled stout lets dark chocolate malting gain subtle coffee and vanilla influence. Cocoa-powdered dark chocolate bittering sweetened at midst by toasted cinnamon spicing, wispy marshmallow sugaring and restricted chili pepper burn.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, richly bittersweet dark chocolate malting gains sweet cinnamon spicing above oats-sugared spine to battle back moderate ancho-guajillo chili peppering in fine fashion. Friendly bourbon vanilla reminder deepens peppery Mexican chocolate aspect.
Creamy black chocolate entry absorbs dark-roast coffee, espresso and cocoa nibs bittering as well as ashen Blackstrap molasses bittering and peaty pine-licked earthiness. Only its thin body precludes perfection.
Fudgy cocoa-powdered brown chocolate creaming stays fluffy above molasses oatmeal spine as dry earthen peat scrum, latent nutty remnant and slight vanilla tease help anchor medium-full-bodied mocha breakfast stout.
Valiant Valentine’s Day boxed chocolate alternative brings subtle rose petal sweetness to nitro-creamed chocolate malted richness. Syrupy eclair-like dark chocolate continuance picks up moderate nut-charred dark roast hop astringency to contrast fudged brownie, cocoa, molasses, espresso, black cherry and black licorice snips below the surface.