Dragon's Milk Reserve with Toasted Chilies

Michigan
United States
New Holland Beer Dragon's Milk Reserve Toasted Chilies
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Aged with Chili de arbol peppers. The earthy pepper character mingles with the dark roasted tones of Dragon’s Milk as spice slowly warms your palate.

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:
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

A strong whiskey nose is complemented by elements of roasted grain and dark chocolate. There is no perceptible chili presence in the aroma, but the barrel gives it enough complexity to keep you coming back for further evaluation. The beer is jet black and pours with a small, thin, beige head that holds its ground. The flavor is dominated by bourbon, chocolate and roast and is well supported by a medium bitterness. The chili peppers make their presence known in the finish where there is substantial heat, which isn't overwhelming and complements the higher alcohol quite nicely while both linger into the finish. The chili peppers may not add much in the flavor or aroma departments but their heat helps distract from a body that seems a bit thin for an imperial stout. Overall though, this a very nice sipper that will appeal even to those who aren't keen on pepper beers.

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