Dragons Milk Bourbon Barrel Stout Reserve (2015 Vintage) – New Holland Brewing


From Holland Michigan’s New Holland Brewing comes their “Dragons Milk Bourbon Barrel Stout Reserve (with Coffee & Chocolate)”.  This review is of a bottle of a 2015 Vintage.  The beer pours a deep brown colour with a brown head.  The aroma consists of roasted malts, nuts, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and wood.  The flavour is of bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts, oak, toffee, coffee, chocolate, earth and some sweetness.  The alcohol content comes in at 11% with an IBU of 31.  This is a very well made beer and should be picked up if you can find a bottle where you live or in trade!

Commercial Description:  “Indulgence” is Dragon’s Milk aged with coffee and chocolate. Rich, indulgent chocolate flavors are seductively punctuated with dark and roasty coffee bitterness

Food paring as per brewery:  dark chocolate, dairy and caramel.

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Dragons Milk Bourbon Barrel Stout (2014 Vintage) – New Holland Brewing


From Holland Michigan’s New Holland Brewing comes their “Dragons Milk Bourbon Barrel Stout”.  This review is of a bottle of a 2014 Vintage.  The beer pours a deep opaque black with a chocolaty brown head.  The aroma consists of vanilla, bourbon, roasted malts, some fruits and oak.  The flavour is of milk chocolate, roasted malts, oak, vanilla, dark fruits, bourbon, coffee and an alcohol warmth to finish it off.  The alcohol content comes in at 10% with an IBU of 31.  This is no doubt a big stout being aged in bourbon barrels but if you like a big bold beer you will really like this one!

Commercial Description:  A stout with roasty malt character intermingled with deep vanilla tones, all dancing in an oak bath.

Food pairing as per brewery:  red meat, smoked foods, balsamic, rich cheese and dark chocolate.

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