Yesterday we picked up the new member of our family, George. He is a 5-year-old rescue that we got from Kitty Angels rescue organization. We’re very exited (and nervous) to have him join us. It’s been a little tense the last 24 hours as he gets acclimated to living here. With the exception of a couple of stare-downs, we’re kept him separated from our other pets. My wife and I are being patient, but can’t wait until everyone is friends.
Tonight I’m drinking a bottle of New Holland Dragon’s Milk. This particular beer came home with me from one of my trips to North Carolina. Which trip, I have no clue. The Dragon’s Milk is a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout and is 10% ABV. Other than the over-the-top sweetness, it doesn’t taste like 10% and there is a lot going on for flavors. At first I don’t get much oak or bourbon. In fact, I get a ton of melted sugar flavor and strong vanilla notes…very reminiscent of creme brulee. Only after a few sips does faint oak come through. There is distinct roasted malt (coffee / chocolate) as well.
Highly complex. Highly delicious dessert beer.