One of the best things to come out of the craft beer movement? Beer has become local again. Long ago before prohibition you could go down to a local brewpub and grab a pint of fresh brew. By the time prohibition had finally been repealed that was no longer the case. Gone were the days of locally brewed beer with local, creative ingredients. I am very thankful to be witness to craft beer’s explosion over the last 20 years. I’m even more thankful that there are some very excellent breweries in my home state of New Jersey. One of which I wrote about in one of my very first post on this blog. I’ve gushed about them a few times in my posts over the years.
River Horse Brewing‘s Small Batch “Oatmeal Milk Stout aged in Whiskey Barrels pours a solid black color with a big fluffy brown head. The aroma starts off strong with cocoa powder, vanilla bean, oak and whiskey. The taste is just as delightful as the smell with the flavors of coffee, dark chocolate, smoke, caramel and whiskey. The mouth feel is a medium and smooth soft carbonation. The finish is slightly bitter with a nice hot whiskey kick. This is a perfect beer for aging. The trip to River Horse is a must when visiting New Jersey, as there are plenty of delicious and new interesting beers being released quite often! Support your local brewery! Here’s to Good Beers!