New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) - New Holland Brewing Company
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4.18/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A: It has a chocolaty brown appearance, but completely opaque. Only a thin strip of head remains on the top of the beer, which is an off-white cocoa color. Decent lacing, but nothing special.
S: It has a very strong alcohol scent to it. I pick up a definite oak-like smell to the beer, similar to bourbon. There is a sweet smell to the beer, like dark chocolate cake. That's the best way to put it...it smells like there's a cake in the oven.
T: It tastes really good. There's the oak that I expected, but not too bitter. It works well with the flavor of the beer, which has notes of dark coffee...espresso...some dark chocolate, and just a very rich roasted flavor in general. The only minus, is that I do pick up some alcohol flavor in the beer. It doesn't stick out like a sore thumb, but it nods its head every now and then.
M: It's a very clean beer, and it goes down smooth. It doesn't need to be sipped and is amazing. I can't believe this is a 10.0% beer...it leaves no alcohol burn and there is no unpleasantness!
O: Overall I'd say this is definitely a good beer. I felt that it was perfectly smooth, but it lacked a more "robust" flavor that I get from other American Stouts. It is a very good beer, and I would absolutely buy it again. This is more of a beer for the classic stout or porter lover, and not the fan of huge barleywines or strong bitter stouts. It tastes like a session beer, but certainly doesn't kick like one.
Serving type: bottle
12-20-2011 20:24:56 | More by teromous
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New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
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