Dragon's Milk Reserve with Raspberries

Michigan
United States
New Holland Beer Dragon's Milk Reserve Raspberries
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Local raspberries were added to the barrels in the final stages of conditioning. Raspberries lend depth, brightness and unique fruit character.

Profile

ABV: 
11.0%
IBUs: 
31
Hops: 
Glacier, Nugget
Malts: 
Two-Row, Munich, Caramel, Crystal, Black, Chocolate, Flaked Barley
Judges Review 
Sean Coughlin's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Charred oak barrel and bourbon waft out of the glass with a hint of vanilla as it warms. Raspberries are unfortunately buried underneath; their jammy presence would add a welcome layer of complexity to the aroma. The beer is opaque with a small, thin, creamy, khaki-colored head that falls quickly. The flavor follows the aroma but has the added bonus of a light raspberry presence in the aftertaste that lingers. The body is medium-full but could be improved with greater viscosity. The alcohol is very warming but not hot. That being said, this is a great candidate for the cellar as some elements of the beer may come to the forefront when the alcohol mellows a bit. This beer was enjoyable around 55 degrees, but more raspberry came through as it warmed to room temperature. This is a wonderful beer to enjoy over the course of an hour and experience in new ways as it continues to warm.

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