New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) - New Holland Brewing Company
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Reviews by HistoricalMan:
4.14/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured down the center of a Left Hand balloon glass from a 22oz bomber.
Appearance: A smooth-bodied black stout with a finger of moderately-creamy off-white head. The head quickly recedes and leaves a halo of creamy big bubbled foam. A moderate amount of lacing.
Smell: A hint of molasses, dark fruit, chocolate, oak, and a tease of alcohol. The aromas are quite subtle.
Taste: Milk chocolate, heaps of vanilla, malts, smooth oak, and a bourbon bite on the finish. The burst of vanilla, malts, and oak at the midpoint is delicious.
Mouth: Thick yet incredibly smooth body with moderate to light carbonation. There's a slight prickliness from the bourbon influence but it certainly doesn't diminish the overall body of the beer.
I love this stout. I know some people find it relatively underwhelming, but I find the balance of flavors and the smooth body thoroughly enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2013 03:29:46 | More by HistoricalMan
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4.19/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured this one, dark as night and viscous, into my glass. Pretty good head for style actually, though it went down fairly quickly.
Smell is heavy with dark, bitter chocolate...bourbon...a bit sweet (vanilla?).
Taste has quite the vanilla component to it...much more than most beers in this style. Definitely the notes of dark chocolate as well....and obviously, some bourbon, though it's a bit muted and this one doesn't come across too boozy or full of bourbon as others. Drinks pretty well for its 10 percent...and of course, the sweet vanilla doesn't hurt. Only a small twinge of bitterness at the finish....but definitely more vanilla.
This bourbon stout is a bit different than others due to its somewhat lacking bourbon taste, but reliance on the vanilla flavors. I like it!
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 03:31:04 | More by NODAK
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
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