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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,950 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 3,950
Reviews: 1,180
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 211
Gots: 756 | FT: 35
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.

2014 Bottles are 11% ABV

(Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-12-2002)
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

seangibbs60, Apr 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

mvanwoerm, Apr 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

charrel, Apr 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

GoBlue12, Apr 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

TboneRN, Apr 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

dxbq48, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of Resuin
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a snifter. This is a 2013 vintage.

Appearance: Pours a black coffee color, with some hints of brown around the edges and leaves a finger of spritzy tan head that fades almost immediately to nothing.

Smell: Nice, full aroma: roasted malts, licorice, coffee, mild dark chocolate, toasted oak.

Taste: Toasted malts, toasted oak, coffee beans, vanilla, alcohol, hint of dark chocolate. Fairly full flavor, with some good complimenting components that play well with each other (particularly sweet and bitter).

Mouth-feel: Low to medium carbonation with a light to medium body (for a stout). Finishes with a bit of heat.

Overall: I thought this was a decent stout. Nice stout flavors, along with some bourbon barrel influence, make this one an enjoyable brew. A bit thin in the body but pretty well done for what it is.

Resuin, Apr 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

JLGWMU97, Apr 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

kirchy, Apr 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

jokemon, Apr 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Chingringo, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at The Daily Growler in Upper Arlington, OH.

Pours a dark opaque black with a one inch head and not much lacing.

Smells include dark roasted malt, vanilla, and some oak.

Not much bourbon flavor in this BA stout, it's more of an oak and vanilla story. Some chocolate and roasted malt flavor. I might be spoiled now by other intense versions of this style, but this seems slightly muted. Good flavors, but would prefer a stronger barrel character. Quite sweet, slightly cloying.

Medium bodied, sticky sweet mouthfeel, coats your mouth. Not much alcohol present.

A good beginner's BA stout, I think, but not one of the greats.

GreesyFizeek, Apr 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Markus98, Apr 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Adkins721, Apr 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Two-6, Apr 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Trappist77, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

JKV96, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Hophead717, Apr 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

tclipse, Apr 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

Sean32, Apr 12, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Delerium Tremens snifter. Vintage 2013

Pours nearly pitch black with a finger of thick, viscous foam. Aroma is sweet chocolate, toffee, plum.

First sip is a rush of sweet vanilla and strong oaky/bourbon flavors. Quite flavorful and intensely barrel flavored. Finishes very, very sweet, with moderate bitterness.

This is a very interesting beer. Not for a beginner to craft beer, but a nice enjoyable sipper that drinks much smoother than the 10% ABV would indicate. A touch on the side of too much oak, but very good overall.

FickleBeast, Apr 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

mrp2323, Apr 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

paulish, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Benesi88, Apr 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

aandresen, Apr 10, 2014
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,950 ratings.