New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve: S’mores
This Dragon’s Milk Reserve: S’mores from New Holland Brewing gives beautiful notes of toasted marshmallow and Graham Cracker to the full chocolate character this beer has. This beer is aged in Bourbon barrels.
Stout Imperial Double
The Imperial Stout is the strongest in alcohol and body of the stout beer variety. Black in color, a typical extremely malty taste/smell with a full and sweet malty character…. The bitterness comes from the roasted malts and hop additions.
This means that the beer in question has been put into used or unused wooden barrels to age for an extended period of time. The barrels were previously mostly used to age spirits. The aromas and flavors of the spirits and wood will soak into the beer, creating complex flavor palettes. Examples of spirits commonly used are: Whiskey, Bourbon, Congac and Tequila but wines and port are also frequently used to age beer. Sometimes unused barrels are also used to get the wood tones of the barrel into the beer in particular. Oak is a well-known example of this.
New Holland Brewing
New Holland Brewing is a brewery based in Holland (Michigan, USA).
“Every beer we make captures a flavor, a harvest, a season, a moment in time.”