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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

3,758 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,758
Reviews: 1,164
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 197
Gots: 686 | FT: 38
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 Boozermurfin
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bear inning this is my first bourbon barrel aged stout review.

Smell and taste were not as complex and interesting as hoping. Strong notes of vanilla, roasted malts, some chocolate, some coffe and distinct bourbon in the aroma.

Taste was mostly vanilla and bourbon. Good but not great. Very creamy. Coats your mouth. Picking up more chocolate as I progress.

Very good. Not great. Will adjust ratings as I venture into more bourbon ages stouts. Was hoping for a little more barrel character.

Boozermurfin, Mar 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

mrchrisray, Mar 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Lelampp, Mar 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

uturn, Mar 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

DarthKostrizer, Mar 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

MHoe, Mar 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

nguasta2, Mar 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

PhilMiller, Mar 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

badmotorgrunge, Mar 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Reappropriated, Mar 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

saburky, Mar 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

illeagle05, Mar 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

dunlap926, Mar 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

jimmy13, Mar 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Los1324, Mar 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

superdoopersauce, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of hodsongolf
4.58/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

So this is my go-to stout. i must say that it may just be me but the later/current versions taste a bit sweeter than the original (but that may just be me). Anyway-don't be scared at the high 4 bottle price as it's well worth it (pairs great with a thick cut grilled T-Bone BTW). If your local craft pub has this on draft - even better. I actually had it on nitro once and well...long strange trip/story there...be careful as this dragons tail will leg sweep you before you know it - enjoy!

hodsongolf, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

bigaddy, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of BumpyAZ
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nearly black, dark brown when held to the light. Small, white creamy head which quickly bubbled away.

S: Very subdued, roasted malt, chocolate, where's the vanilla and bourbon?

T: Creamy chocolate, vanilla and warming bourbon! There it is! Very well balanced.

M: medium thick, creamy

A little lacking in the smell department, but well balanced and a good value. Probably one that will go into the regular rotation.

BumpyAZ, Mar 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Gaddabble, Mar 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

hattrick95, Mar 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

voodoofish65usf, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

jaybags, Mar 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Roger85, Mar 08, 2014
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,758 ratings.