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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
90
outstanding

3,932 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 3,932
Reviews: 1,179
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 208
Gots: 750 | 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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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Jlabs, May 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Elaibie, May 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Ultimate, May 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

dt_gbpackersfan, May 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

BogAl, May 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

jdvincen, May 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

EdVandenberg, May 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

deschutes_fan, May 09, 2014
Photo of TheBeerDrinker
3.44/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

2914 bottle

Pours out not REALLY dark but once in the glass it is dark as night with a small brown head with little re.ention and no lacing.

Smell is of chocolate, burnt malts, a tiny bit of booze that I probably would not have picked out without knowing it was there but it is present, there is a little bit of sweetness in the nose but I would say the nose is chocolate forward.

Taste is more chocolate, burnt malts, more nice booze than I got in the nose which is nice to me, there is still a little sweetness but nowhere near cloying or REALLY sweet. The sweetness is really far in the background. I guess if I had to complain about anything it would be after drinking more it is overly boozy which has less balance than I would like. I love boozy beers but this is a little more booze so the other flavors are in the background. I love bourbon and drink it clean but for this beer it's just a little too much without balance.

Mouth feel is medium to somewhat thick which is nice for the style. It's not BCBS with age on it but it is nice for the style.

Overall I like the beer but it would not be something I would likely buy again if there were other BA Stouts around at similar prices due to lack of complexity.

Edit: I think I'm going to cellar the rest of these bottles and see what a little time does. I can see this developing well or at least getting less hot so the other flavors are more part of the beer.

TheBeerDrinker, May 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

ToddBeans, May 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

AMCimpi, May 08, 2014
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4.71/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow! This is a fantastic beer!

Look - Poured with a nice khaki head that quickly went away.

Smell - Exactly how a bourbon barrel aged stout should smell...bourbon, vanilla, slight booze, the stout, deliciousness, etc.

Taste - Rich, smooth, bourbon, but mostly the vanilla, with a hint of the booze. I'm having a hard time just sipping this, which at 10%, is a worthy struggle.

I highly recommend this beer!

DerelictPI, May 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

whitenads, May 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

prtwin2a, May 04, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a snifter. 2014 vintage.

A: Body is black, passes no light. Small tan head that recedes almost immediately to nothing. Some lacing on the glass.

S: Robust aroma: roasted malts, coffee, mild dark chocolate, vanilla, toasted oak.

T: Follows the nose. Roasty malts, toasty oak, coffee, vanilla,hint of chocolate. Boozy. Some bitterness, well balanced with the sweetness of the malts.

M: Light-medium body, with light-medium carbonation. Finishes with a lot of warmth from the booziness.

O: Very nice bourbon barrel stout. Body is light for a stout, but the flavor is phenomenal and compensates well. A well made beer, enjoyable to drink. Be advised at 10% ABV this is not session...enjoy one and move on. This is a favorite, and is sure to be enjoyed many more times.

Badger6, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Jlang2012, May 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

HardyA, May 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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pheelingIt, May 03, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very delicious beer. Definitely will add this to my rotation. If your like full flavored darker beers this is for you. I only wish they came in greater than four packs. The alcohol content is nice as well, after one beer I felt a buzz. This is a nice smelling well flavored product.

Anakun, May 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Hoppin_mad, May 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Docrock, May 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

Dougwillhike, May 03, 2014
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,932 ratings.