New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) - New Holland Brewing Company
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Reviews by LoadedSchells:
4.1/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A- A lovely deep chocolate/cola brown with a creamy head that fades to a thin protective layer quickly.
S- Vanilla, bourbon, vanilla, bourbon, malt, bourbon, vanilla, and some molten caramelized brown sugar. Think creme brulee drowned in a luscious oaky whisky.
T- The aroma is directly proportionate to the taste. Big notes of vanilla simmered in caramel and strong oaky bourbon tones. Light cocoa hidden behind all of it as it warms but again, creme brulee drowned in delicious bourbon, minus the burn and robust punch. I could see where some people would think the bourbon is overkill but i happen to like bourbon and vanilla so this is right up my alley. Its more of a heavy strong ale than a stout as it claims to be but i don't care. There is some pound cake like sweet breadiness to it and a tinge of a spicy hop but the oak and vanilla crush them all to oblivion. A bit of warm alcohol is present but necessary to keep you honest.
M-From the cask this is like sipping warm caramel silk with a slick cream character, divine, I can't wait to see how a bottle of this stacks up compared to it's beer engine brethren.
O- If you fancy yourself a bourbon drinker and you prefer vanilla over chocolate when it comes to ice cream and you also happen to love craft beer, it is a must. It's definitely a sipper. I could see a dragon enjoying this after a long day of burning villages and evading arrows.
Serving type: cask
12-09-2011 05:33:10 | More by LoadedSchells
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4.58/5 rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
So this is my go-to stout. i must say that it may just be me but the later/current versions taste a bit sweeter than the original (but that may just be me). Anyway-don't be scared at the high 4 bottle price as it's well worth it (pairs great with a thick cut grilled T-Bone BTW). If your local craft pub has this on draft - even better. I actually had it on nitro once and well...long strange trip/story there...be careful as this dragons tail will leg sweep you before you know it - enjoy!
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 19:05:40 | More by hodsongolf
4.01/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Nearly black, dark brown when held to the light. Small, white creamy head which quickly bubbled away.
S: Very subdued, roasted malt, chocolate, where's the vanilla and bourbon?
T: Creamy chocolate, vanilla and warming bourbon! There it is! Very well balanced.
M: medium thick, creamy
A little lacking in the smell department, but well balanced and a good value. Probably one that will go into the regular rotation.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 02:12:38 | More by BumpyAZ
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
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