In this special beer blog, we are going to sample a special release from successful Dragon Milk Bourbon Barrel Stout Series from New Holland Brewery. This time around they added raspberries to their milk stout. If you have read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this midwest craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Michigan craft brewery. Let us get into this milk stout.
It has a jet black color with a constant tan head on this special stout edition. The aroma has a heavy raspberry to slight chocolate notes. It smells like chocolate covered raspberries. The taste has a heavy raspberry with hints of chocolate and slight burn alcohol notes. There is a slight vanilla, oak, and bourbon notes. The aftertaste has a raspberry and burn alcohol notes. It is a nice sipping beer.
Here is their description from the beer bottle:
This beer is from our collection of special variations that live in our Dragon’s Milk cellar. Local raspberries were added to the barrels in the final stages of conditioning. Raspberries lend depth, brightness and unique fruit character that harmonizes beautifully with Dragon’s Milk’s dark, roasty tones of malt, bourbon, and oak.
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In the end, I am not really a huge fan of their Dragon’s Milk Stout. I was pretty interested in how the raspberries would go with the bourdon barrel milk stout. The color is your normal jet black color for a milk stout. I am pretty much a fan of raspberries so I love aroma from this brew. The taste is like a chocolate cover raspberries with some bourbon notes. This is a great product and they did a great job on it. I have to say this is one of my favorite brews from New Holland. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser