New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) - New Holland Brewing Company
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2.35/5 rDev -40.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2
I had been anticipating this one for a while, finally got to try some on tap. My local tappery called this one a "American Strong Ale"; I think American Stout - as classified here - is a closer category. Definitely not enough hop backbone to balance out the overbearing sweetness of this brew.
The color is fine - a dark, opaque, stout-ish brown.
By the aroma alone you can already tell this is going to be one sweet beer - literally, sweet. The taste is not bad and somewhat interesting on first sip; tons of malt, caramel, sticky sweetness - but as you may have gathered from my tone, this sticky sweetness quickly caught up with me and left me reaching for water, not enthused about finishing the glass.
I guess this could classify best as a "dessert beer", served in small quantities when you want overly-sweet, imbalanced beer, but otherwise, I'd avoid it.
Serving type: on-tap
11-12-2011 15:11:21 | More by demuzik
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