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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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very good

3,577 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,577
Reviews: 1,153
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 182
Gots: 613 | 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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4.56/5  rDev +14.6%

Kraty1, Wednesday at 09:37 PM
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4.56/5  rDev +14.6%

Cookie_Jarvis, Wednesday at 07:46 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Honus1, Wednesday at 05:56 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Soterios, Tuesday at 11:48 AM
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

EmmetD, Sep 09, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +4.5%

binx, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Guzzle_McBrew, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

BryanK, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

mecmd, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Gear54
4/5  rDev +0.5%

From a bottle into my Shorts snifter. Pitch black with kaki head and minimal lace. Smell is black licorice and dark chocolate with hints of roasted malts. More bitter than I like my stouts. Rich roasted malt flavor with coco and coffee as well. Would be a 5 for me overall with that flavor profile if the bitterness was dialed back a bit.

Gear54, Sep 08, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +18.6%

SF_Posse, Sep 08, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +3.5%

hescalledthestig, Sep 07, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +3.5%

Mhollerb, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of EHopkinsi
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Very strong alcohol nose and taste at first, a little more than my rookie self likes. As it warms up however, the "alcoholness" fades (though never disappears) to a much more enjoyable level and the taste is much more balanced. Enjoyed it quite a bit after the alcohol burn faded, not so much 'til then.

EHopkinsi, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

LampertLand, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Vitruvius, Sep 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

SLewis, Sep 07, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +0.3%

Duff27, Sep 07, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +10.6%

Appearance: Very dark (almost black) brown color. Faint head that disappears relatively quickly--not a huge deal with a stout or other beer that concentrates of malts instead of hops. Carbonation seems light. (4.25)

Smell: Roasted coffee and cocoa at the start but faint notes of vanilla, bourbon, and caramel that is pleasantly intoxicating. (4.5)

Taste: Very sweet in the beginning, very caramel, vanilla and milk-like. Tastes almost like this started as a milk stout but aged into an Imperial Stout. Quickly the sweetness dilutes and a rich deep body of flavor comes out. Almost like a burnt sugar flavor: similar to what sweetness comes from a dark caramel, caramelized onions, or roasted garlic (by similarities, not exact taste). Slight boozy taste as well but not overbearing. (4.5)

Mouthfeel: Heavy body, high gravity. Great weight on the tongue and the high gravity takes away much of the booziness. (4.25)

Overall: Great beer, like a desert in a bottler. Tried from a fresh bottle but I have a second bottle that I am cellaring for an amount of time to experiences a further aged taste. (4.5)

Final Score: 4.4/5

lilsmizzul1225, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

dental, Sep 06, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +10.6%

mcneiljt, Sep 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Leinie, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

22 ounce bottle at fridge temp split between two pint glasses. E024 10:09 appears to be the bottle code.

Pours black with a small head, little carbonation. Smell is bourbon, plain and simple. Luckily I like bourbon.

Taste is much more muted bourbon with some interesting side notes, like soft chocolate and strong cherry which fits in very well.

Mouthfeel is viscous. Overall, very good.

snaotheus, Sep 06, 2014
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,577 ratings.