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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

3,609 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,609
Reviews: 1,154
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 182
Gots: 628 | 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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Photo of BoilerMo
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Excellent roasted aroma followed by a smooth mouth feel and an oaken finish. It is an excellent Imperial and the stronger ABV can be tasted in the finish. Great sipping beer on a cold night.

BoilerMo, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Slowpony97, Sep 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

Kynaston, Sep 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Chizzzy, Sep 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

ynnusd, Sep 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

jewellrunner, Sep 02, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +7.5%

Itisbeer30, Sep 02, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +3.5%

BWolak1885, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

DrKarl, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

ScottP, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

ZenBiscuits, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

PaulsBrew, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of BlairB
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Very good, didn't blow me away though.

BlairB, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of FFreak
4.3/5  rDev +8%

Procured from Arnolds Likker Locker in Keene, NY. Poured from bottle into Willy glasses and shared. A deep opaque black with espresso cream brown head that stays around fairly well.

The first thing I noticed in the aroma was coffee, then bourbon, then caramel. Very nice aroma.

Taste is really great. The bourbon and caramel/toffee hit first followed by slight roast, coffee and just a bit of bitterness. A very well balanced taste that cloaks the high ABV.

Mouth is thinner than expected, but that seems to work very well in this beer. I don't think it would be as good if it were more heavy and viscous.

Overall, I love this beer. I don't think I can get it locally, so I'll have to make the ferry ride over to NY more often.

FFreak, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%

Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a large snifter.
Pours jet black with minimal lightly colored head.
Smells amazing. Roasty coffee, toffee, vanilla notes...
Tastes even better. Coffee , toffee, vanilla and bourbon all present. No alcohol burn from the bourbon which is welcome.
Mouthfeel was thin, would have liked it a touch more chewy.
Overall I loved this beer. Wonderful!

BoldRulerVT, Aug 31, 2014
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4.84/5  rDev +21.6%

kenny400m, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

klipper, Aug 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

LightnerLiquorKS, Aug 31, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +18.1%

cwyeary, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of ArrogantB
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

On tap at Fresh Craft. Dark black, almost no head whatsoever. Aroma is slightly boozy, touch of barrel. Flavor is good, vanilla, booze, barrel and stout. The body is a little thin. Overall, not bad, I'd like a four pack please.

A:4
S:3.75
T:3.75
M:3.5
O:3.75

ArrogantB, Aug 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

markdrinksbeer, Aug 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

JamesBondGA, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

justinrphillips, Aug 31, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -9.5%

Doomcifer, Aug 30, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev -16.6%

Iparedman, Aug 30, 2014
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,609 ratings.