New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) - New Holland Brewing Company
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Reviews by demuzik:
2.35/5 rDev -40.4%
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
More User Reviews:
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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