raspberry stout

New Beer Blog Dragon’s Milk Reserve With Raspberry


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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.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newhollandbrew.com

Twitter:  @newhollandbrew

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/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Pipeworks Brewing Raspberry Truffle Abduction


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into a brewery I have been wanting to try in a while.  I am talking about Pipeworks Brewing and the beer is their Raspberry Truffle Abduction.  Pipeworks Brewing was founded in 2012 in Chicago, IL by Beejay Oslon and Gerrit LewisThe brewery is located around the Bucktown area of Chicago.  They brew several different beers and bottle them in 22oz bottles to 750ML.  There is not much history on this brewery because it is young and upcoming brewery.  Let us get into the beer.

It has a jet black color with a constant tan head on the beer.  The smell is heavy raspberry to it.  The taste of this light to medium body beer is heavy dry chocolate cover raspberry.  I can barely taste any of the stout.  It is really drinkable.

Here is a desecration from the beer bottle:

It is a shame human, that we must wipe from your memory the rich chocolate delight that is Raspberry Truffle Adduction.  Its soft raspberry flavor blossoming like frivolous human emotion, galactic absconce at the long-fingered hands of we cosmic plumbers.

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This beer is unfiltered.  Sedimentation may occur.  For best flavor, allow bottle to chill for two hours before serving allowing for the natural yeast to settle out.  Pour slowly into your favorite glass, being careful to leave sediment behind.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.pipeworksbrewing.net

Twitter:  @PipeworksBrewin

In closing, I was pretty impressed with this beer.  The only thing I would change, however, I do not think the brewery can cut down on how much raspberries they use in the beer.  There is light taste to this stout but the raspberry over took the stout.  The stout comes across as chocolate cover raspberry.  Overall, this is a really good beer.  Please, go try this beer and let me know what you think of it.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser