You want this. New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Coconut Rum Barrel

New Holland Dragon's Milk Reserve Coconut Rum Barrel bottle

New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Coconut Rum Barrel is the newest variant on the brewery’s popular Dragon’s Milk Imperial Stout.

Backstory for those that aren’t familiar – New Holland has created an interesting in-house cycle for for this year-round barrel-aged stout. New Holland also creates their own whiskey in house. The whiskey leaves the barrel, Dragon’s Milk goes in, ages, and is blended. In some instances, bourbon is aged in the barrels that had the imperial stout, creating New Holland Beer Barrel Bourbon.

Throw some of that idea out. New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Coconut Rum Barrel is coming in October.

“The barrels chosen are ones that retained more-than-usual barrel character and carry that forward into the beer. This variation is a special treat for bourbon lovers and those looking for a more flavor in their beer.” – Brett VanderKamp, New Holland President

This edition finds the imperial stout aged in rum barrels, with coconut. Think of it like the “Dragon” took a tropical vacation.

Taste. 

Let’s just say holy sh!t this is good. Coconut, rum and chocolate are the key players here. But really though, it’s all about the coconut. There are so many “whales” running around out there that have coconut that beer nerds will fight over. This coconut rum spin on Dragon’s Milk is hitting your shelves now. Don’t pass it up because it’s not rare enough. We’re talking rum barrel aged coconut imperial stout here. Drink this beer. You’ll be glad you did.

New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Coconut Rum Barrel is hitting shelves now, in 12 ounce bottles and draft.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coconut. Barrel Aged. Rum.)

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.

Debut: November, 2016

11% ABV

The post You want this. New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Coconut Rum Barrel appeared first on Beer Street Journal.

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