Style: Triple Mashed Stout Aged in Oak Barrels
Package: 12 oz Bottle
New Holland brewing Company’s Dragons Milk has been around for a while. Over the years they have released several reserve series such as: Raspberry & lemon, Coconut Rum Barrel, Coffee & Chocolate, Vanilla Chai Spice and Triple Mashed. These reserve series are highly sought after and due to the limited availability, are difficult to acquire. Typically, for beers that are this difficult to acquire, I will call my local bottle shops to see if they have any in stock or can provide an ETA so I can call back. I had been looking for Dragons Milk Reserve: Triple Mashed for about a week with no luck. However, I was driving home from work and decided to take an alternative route to checkout a store I don’t typically go to. I am thankful that I decided to go; I ended up picking up a four pack! I got home and was so excited it only sat in the fridge for about an hour.
Dragons Milk Reserve: Triple Mashed pours black with a dark head that quickly reduces to a thin light ring of film with some lacing. The aroma is boozy with heavy oak, vanilla and sweet malt tones. The taste is complex and well developed. Upfront there is sweet malt, caramel, coffee and toffee flavors. The middle is where your vanilla, chocolate and oak flavors develop. The finish is that boozy bourbon goodness you would expect from a BBA beer. You definitely will notice that 17% ABV, it leaves a nice warming feeling in your throat and chest. Don’t be afraid by that 17% ABV, this beer is smooth and balanced.
When it comes down to it, this has been my favorite variant of Dragons Milk. I love a big ABV beer that can deliver. New Holland knows what they are doing when it comes to barrel aging beers and Triple Mashed is the perfect example of their skill and expertise.
Feel free to let me what you think. Until next time, Cheers!
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