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New Holland Dragonís Milk Reserve with Toasted Chilies

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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This beer, aged with Chili de arbol peppers in the barrels, is one of a series of innovative specialties to sneak out of our Dragonís Milk Cellar. The earthy pepper character mingles with the dark roasted tones of the Dragonís Milk as the spice slowly warms your palate, pleasantly contrasting the deep malt character. Pairings red meat, smoked foods, balsamic, rich cheese & dark chocolate.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ColovianTrader (294) - - OCT 11, 2014
Spicier than I expected, but Iím digging it! Flavors of vanilla, dark chocolate, spicy peppers, toasted bread, bourbon, milk and wood. I know some of the beer snobs mock Dragonís Milk for being a bit thin, but this is a great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (7732) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle. Dark chocolate, light coffee malt aroma with a hint of chilies. Black with thin tan head. Sweet dark chocolate malt and lightly bitter herbal flavor. Nice chile pepper flavor and burn in the finish - strong without being overwhelming. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3807) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle: Almost black with a thin tan cap. Light chocolate and smoky pepper aroma. Taste is dark chocolate, roast, and a strong, but nicely tempered chile spice. Tingly, clean chile heat. A really nice peppered Imperial Stout.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1063) - Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Chocolate aroma with definite pepper and coffee notes. Palate is big but not huge. The spice creeps up on the finish. Spicy but not too spicy. Dark brown color with tan in the thin parts and not very much head or lacing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle thanks to Seth. Pours a very dark amber with small beige head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is strong chili pepper, roast, and dark chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with strong roast, chilli pepper, dark chocolate, light heat, very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimsal27 (251) - New York, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle. A solid imperial stout. Hits all the marks youíd expect and then....bang. The chiles comes through. Finishes with a nice burn. Best chile infused stout Iíve had.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1341) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2014
22 ounce bottle, 2014 vintage. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch tan head that stuck around a little while. Thereís also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like chocolate, chilies, roasted malt, oak, vanilla, and some burnt/charred malt. It tastes like chilies, chocolate, burnt/charred malt, dark fruit, oak, vanilla, and a bit of coffee. I like that the chili heat has got a good kick to it, but still doesnít completely overpower the other flavors in this beer. Thereís also a lingering heat from the chilies. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís slick and creamy with moderate carbonation. I think this is a good example of a spicy imperial stout, I enjoyed this. $8.99 a bomber.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4973) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2014
On tap at Black Squirrelís Michigan beer event during DC Beer Week 2014. Transparent mahogany brown with lots of foamy off white head. Nose has lots of chocolate milk, some malt balls, some licorice, raisins, black pepper. Flavor has some sweetness, some molasses, heavy milk chocolate and then lots of smokey chipotle and burn..... Finishes hot and spicy in the throat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5145) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Gold/yellow pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is acidic tartness. Flavor is nice acidic with a paper like bitter finish with nice warmth. Medium bodied with good carbonation. nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stine (1600) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Deep black, opaque, rich foam. Buttery oak, salty caramel, coffee cake, chocolate nose. Distant, mild spiciness. Light hops framed in a bit of wildflower honey. Bourbon still seething and bold, chili peppers hard to find.

The arbol flavor plus dark chocolate has an undeniably pleasant earthy depth to it, but it is almost immediately apparent that the unstoppable strength of the arbolís heat is overwhelming here; maybe toasted anchos or something deeper and less high heat oriented would make this concept more workable. Positively, there are no high acridity vegetable skin notes here.

Thin, but velvety texture, showcasing the the sound malt build of the original without oiliness or excess weight. The heat at the finish is swelling and long, beyond the threshold.


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