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New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) - New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout)New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout)

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,232 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,232
Reviews: 1,113
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 150
Gots: 466 | FT: 30
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A barrel aged Imperial Stout with roasty malt character intermingled with deep vanilla tones, all dancing in an oak bath.

(Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-12-2002)
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wschmit

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Nearly flat. A very slight ring of very fine carbonation around the top, and a few stray bubbles coming up through the otherwise dark brown body. Nearly opaque, but not quite.

S: Booze, chocolate, and raisins. A fair oak/vanilla presence. Pretty nice nose, frankly. Better than I remember, but it's been a while. Almost smells like rum balls or something. No hops.

T: This might be a bit too cold for all the flavors to come through--my fault entirely. However, it's perfectly good. It's not as boozy as it smells, nor as sweet--both pluses, in my book. Noticeable but not overwhelming malt character. Finishes with a bit of bitter malt and round, robust chocolate flavor. Not too sweet, not too dry, well balanced in that respect. The woody oak lingers, too, after resting a minute.

M: The consistency is nice and thick, but it's totally flat, and not in a good, cask-beer way. However, it coats the mouth for a nice, long taste that suits barrel-aged complexity.

D: Fairly high. It's not overwhelming with weird flavors, but enough complexity to ponder. A reasonably priced, well executed, barrel aged beer--hard to ask for more. It's no BCS or Dark Lord, but it's not terribly expensive and readily available.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2010 22:51:17 | More by wschmit
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New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,232 ratings.