New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) - New Holland Brewing Company
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1.85/5 rDev -53.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1
I have to say, since New Holland makes one of my favorite beers, I'm disappointed.
The first time I had this beer, it presented a great color and pleasant smell. On the front end, it was milk chocolate with a slight salty twang, but it finished with a nauseating taste of briny seawater. It was shocking. I promptly sent it back, assuming their keg had gone bad.
At another restaurant, I decided to give it another try. Unfortunately, I had the exact same experience: a salty brine that turned my mouth inside out and left me very thirsty.
It seems that a small percentage of the people who have this beer have a similar experience. Perhaps it's genetic, like those who think cilantro tastes like soap. Perhaps it's just bad on tap. Perhaps it's a bad beer. I don't know, but I won't be trying it again.
Serving type: on-tap
10-18-2013 04:21:47 | More by Mulciber_Volcanus
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,337 ratings.