New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) - New Holland Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Pours mostly opaque, but when held directly to light, a luminous dark ruby sheen becomes apparent. A good inch of off-white froth welled up to the brim, and receded slowly to a partial skim-coat on the surface. Lacework aplenty.
Aromatics are nice blend of caramel, roasted malts, bourbon, and oak. Vanilla follows through with some warming alcohol.
The mouthfeel is medium and creamy. Pretty smooth and somewhat lush.
The pallet has a great balance of chocolate, caramel, nougat, bourbon, oaky tannins, and vanilla. Nicely melded with not one of the layers overbearing the others.
Finishes with a hint of residuals and warming bourbon and vanilla.
Not the biggest, baddest dark beer on the planet, but impeccably balanced and highly drinkable.
A "session" barrel aged beer. True that.
Props to Joe1510 for hooking up an east-coaster...Proper!
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2008 22:54:29 | More by brewandbbq
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,331 ratings.