Dragons Milk Reserve: Mexican Spice Cake Bourbon Barrel Stout | New Holland Brewing Company

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Dragons Milk Reserve: Mexican Spice Cake Bourbon Barrel StoutDragons Milk Reserve: Mexican Spice Cake Bourbon Barrel Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
newhollandbrew.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Erik-P on 07-30-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,893
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
165
pDev:
6.46%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
35
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of Mikexw
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Taste: Complex, dark malts, spiced, cinnamon, vanilla, some cocoa, slight chili heat, oak notes with a kick to the finish. Same with the nose. Black, opaque, tan head with very delicate lace. Medium/full body. Nice after dinner ale.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chackman151
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dboivin
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured easy with a small head. Light lining throughout the drink. Dark chocolate in color with a very dark amber in the light. Mexican spice taste is very prominent with a VERY light vanilla finish. Roasty for sure, but easy to drink

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Photo of ilikebeer03
3.72/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance - Pours black with thin tan head, not much lacing.

Aroma - Chocolate, light cinnamon, vanilla oak and bourbon.

Taste - Light chocolate cake up front, the spices come in more on the finish but are still solid. Great bourbon, oak and vanilla .

Feel - Medium bodied smooth creamy heat from the bourbon and the chilies het lingers.

Overall - A well done spiced stout, truth be told I have had several bottles this one is about 8 months old and has mellowed a little but still solid.

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Photo of drunkenmess
3.62/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikecd234
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wshinevar
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, served in a snifter glass. Pours a medium cola brown body, half finger offwhite head, good retention, no lacing. Smell is fudge, light cinnamon, a bit of cocoa and milk chocolate, trace bourbon. It integrates reasonably well and gives off the aroma of a "cake", fitting the name. Flavour is slightly watery, but reasonable cinnamon presence with a milk chocolate, cocoa and a bit of slight bourbon to it. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly thin and watery, slightly undercarbonated. Overall, a solid value with a nice integrated flavour with the adjuncts.

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3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rostie
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of stortore
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 3/20/17, had 4/28/17.

Pours a cola color, mostly opaque, with a half inch head and some spotty lacing. Smells of chocolate, malt, light cinnamon, vanilla, some chilies, light bourbon, a kind of fruity aroma- not dark fruit. The taste is malt, bourbon, chilies, chocolate, vanilla, light cocoa, some oak, light cinnamon . A fair amount of heat, light alcohol. Smooth, a good medium to full body, appropriately carbonated.

My least favorite variant of the series to date, it’s just not up to par as a Mexican cake style beer or as Dragon’s Milk. The chilies do show nicely, the cinnamon is lacking.

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Photo of SeaChant
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cpw302
3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesLeung
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of detroitpat
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eldoctorador
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Yooper_textured_flavor
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tmryan21
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Muss42
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Dragons Milk Reserve: Mexican Spice Cake Bourbon Barrel Stout from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 165 ratings