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New Holland Brewing Co.

New Holland Brewing Co.
Dragon’s Milk Stout

Category: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

New Holland Brewing Co.
Dragon’s Milk Stout

Category: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11%
Dark brown color. Aromas of vanilla fondant, praline, almond croissant, and bit-o-honey with a velvety, crisp, spritzy, sweet full body and a warming, subtle, medium-long cherry flesh and stone, toasted banana bread, sweet corn cakes with black pepper, and bourbon finish. A mellow, creamy Barrel Aged Imperial Stout that is super drinkable; an excellent winter warmer.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy, Malty, Sweet & Fruity & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: vanilla fondant, praline, almond croissant, and bit-o-honey
Taste Flavor: cherry flesh and stone, toasted banana bread, sweet corn cakes with black pepper, and bourbon
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck L’Orange, Ribs, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A mellow, creamy Barrel Aged Imperial Stout that is super drinkable; an excellent winter warmer.

The Producer

New Holland Brewing Co.

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

Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

The category of barrel-aged beer represents a diverse range of ale and lager styles that have been aged in non-neutral wood. These beers commonly range between 7.5-10% in alcohol with further variations depending on the interpretation of the style. These beers are characterized by both wood-influenced flavors (vanillia, caramel, toast, coconut) and secondary flavors of the alcohol previously aged in the wood (bourbon, scotch whisky, sherry). The overall character of the final beer may also included acetic, lactic or Brettanomyces flavors and aromas resultant of the barrel.

A wide variety of base beer styles may be barrel-aged for an additional level of complexity, although barrel-aged versions of darker or more alcoholic styles are among the more common examples. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, Alltech Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale and Grand Rapids The Mound Maker.

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Barrel Aged Imperial Stout