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New Holland Brewing Co.

New Holland Brewing Co.
Dragon’s Milk Reserve Banana Coconut Stout

Category: Flavored Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

New Holland Brewing Co.
Dragon’s Milk Reserve Banana Coconut Stout

Category: Flavored Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11%
Brown black color. Sweet aromas of banana yogurt, fig bar and leather conditioner with a velvety, crisp, effervescent, sweet medium body and an effortless, compelling, medium-length chocolate taffy, raspberry creme cookies, peach tea, and honey finish. A crowd-pleasing, smooth-sipping, fruity stout.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Sweet & Fruity & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: banana yogurt, fig bar and leather conditioner
Taste Flavor: chocolate taffy, raspberry creme cookies, peach tea, and honey
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Gorgonzola, Steak & Potatoes, Gorgonzola
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crowd-pleasing, smooth-sipping, fruity stout.

The Producer

New Holland Brewing Co.

The Producer
684 Commerce Court
Holland, MI 49424
USA
1 616-355-6422

Flavored Imperial Stout

Imperial stouts are dense, opaque black in color and strong in alcohol, typically ranging from 6.5-12%. These beers usually have a note of sweetness and contain burnt cocoa and dried fruit flavors. They are stronger versions of the original stout style and were first brewed by the British to withstand the rigors of export to Russia and the Baltic states. The style was nearly extinct until its revival by the British brewer Samuel Smiths in the early 1980s. In recent years, imperial stouts have been embraced by US craft brewers and are quickly becoming staples of many brewers’ growing seasonal portfolios. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Rogue Imperial Stout, Thirsty Dog Siberian Night, Deschutes The Abyss and Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Imperial Stout.

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