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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

4,072 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 4,072
Reviews: 1,196
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 13.78%
Wants: 217
Gots: 802 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep black with reddish brown edges. Tiny head which disappears immediately.

Smell is a little one dimensional. Thin roasted notes backdrop the smell of bottom shelf whiskey. Good thing I like cheap whiskey.

Taste really brings this one home. Chocolate and toffee notes punctuate a warming bourbon blanket. Very nice. Makes a man get a little poetic.

Mouthfeel is thinner than I'd like in a BB imperial stout, but i could be holding it to too high of a standard.

The taste is what makes this a great beer; it makes me overlook some of its shortcomings

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Barreled in 2014. 3.78

A - dark, heavy

S - espresso, chocolate, mild

T - subdued, mocha, vanilla, mild bourbon

M - thick, pretty smooth

O - Could use more time in the bottle but a good option if they only have guiness and the like on tap. Will try a 2013 version later this year and see how it ages.

Update:the 2013 version is definitely better. Smoother, more bourbon, sweetness, and general cohesion. The 14 version is 11% vs 10% so it makes me wonder whether they changed the formula a bit. Get the 13 if you can!

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A -1 inch head, few lace lines,

N - vanilla/coffee and alcohol

M - thick and creamy. A bit sticky

T - vanilla/oak and black coffee start it off followed by some bitterness and finishes with the alcohol

O - nice stout. Would have liked the alcohol to have a bit more masked but would definitely buy again

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New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,072 ratings.