New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) - New Holland Brewing Company
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Reviews by Dave_in_GR:
4.28/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Served from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, date on bottle says aged 2012.
Appearance - poured a really nice dark brown color with just a small layer of light brown head. Completely opaque in the glass.
Smell - seems to be dominated by the oak from the barrel aging. No alcohol smell whatsoever. The aroma is relatively mild.
Taste - the taste is dominated by oak and a creamy vanilla flavor. As with the aroma, the alcohol is hardly noticeable. There is a bit of a bitter aftertaste, perhaps from the roasted malts. Definitely a beer to drink slowly.
Mouthfeel - definitely some astringency in the mouth while drinking, and it is a strange mix with the sweet and creamy vanilla flavors. Otherwise very pleasant, very lightly carbonated.
Overall - lovely dessert stout with sweet and distinctive flavors.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2013 21:09:40 | More by Dave_in_GR
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3.98/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a snifter. This is a 2013 vintage.
Appearance: Pours a black coffee color, with some hints of brown around the edges and leaves a finger of spritzy tan head that fades almost immediately to nothing.
Smell: Nice, full aroma: roasted malts, licorice, coffee, mild dark chocolate, toasted oak.
Taste: Toasted malts, toasted oak, coffee beans, vanilla, alcohol, hint of dark chocolate. Fairly full flavor, with some good complimenting components that play well with each other (particularly sweet and bitter).
Mouth-feel: Low to medium carbonation with a light to medium body (for a stout). Finishes with a bit of heat.
Overall: I thought this was a decent stout. Nice stout flavors, along with some bourbon barrel influence, make this one an enjoyable brew. A bit thin in the body but pretty well done for what it is.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 19:30:20 | More by Resuin
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,898 ratings.