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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,589 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,589
Reviews: 1,153
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 182
Gots: 616 | FT: 36
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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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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Photo of LeftyBWS
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. brown bomber into a Sam Adams pint glass.
A: Deep brown/mahogany color. Thin but smooth and creamy beige head. Slippery lacing down the glass.
S: Deep, rich chocolate malts, notes of coffee and vanilla. Oaky scents too, with some strong whiskey-like alcohol smells. Genrally good, but swirling the glass really helps release some of the more pleasant vanilla and malt smells. Without that, the smell is kinda off-key.
T: Chocolate malts and vanilla up front. Leads into a bready, oaky, earthy taste, and a chocolatey sweet finish that is suprisingly smooth.
M: Rich and full, for sure. Kinda creamy almost, but the finish is quite bitter and full of alcohol.
D: Okay. Enjoyable, but high ABV, and it's noticeable.

LeftyBWS, Jan 13, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber. Left a small head that quickly dissappeared leaving only a foam ring at the edges, and no lacing. Body was a deep dark brown, sort of like black coffee.

Smell - oaky bourbon, vanilla, plums, raisin bread, dark bread, slight alcohol.

Taste - same as the smell. Dark bread, raisin bread, plums, dried dark fruits washed through with a mild oaky bourbon and slight vanilla. Well embedded alcohol. The bourbon thing is dominant, but not overpowering.

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, fluid, low carbonation, drying.

Drinkability - this is pretty good, in spite of my not liking the bourbon thing associated with the old ale idiom. This is a decent sipper, not really a session beer.

ultralarry2006, Aug 20, 2006
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JVB, Dec 27, 2013
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saburky, Mar 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

A little too much bourbon flavor for my taste

jwal, Aug 20, 2014
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northstar23, Jan 30, 2014
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New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,589 ratings.