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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,925 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 3,925
Reviews: 1,179
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 208
Gots: 748 | 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%

dsshuck, May 12, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

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3.85/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

emottram, Mar 23, 2013
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2.9/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours cola with dissipating off-white head. Smells of cola, chocolate, prunes, raisins. Tastes of chocolate raisins, plums, booze, bourbon, slight brown sugar and residual soy sauce aftertaste. Heavy body with light carbonation. Thick, syrupy. Dragon diarrhea after a night of Eithiopian food.

JRed, Jun 13, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

mkennedy119, Feb 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

MNBeer1017, Apr 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

target88, Dec 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

psoriasaurus, Feb 05, 2014
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2.88/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was very black indeed. The beer poured a non existent head and had absolutely no lacing wheresoever. The beer was overly sweet and very dry. Alcohol was just too high I thought which messes with the taste of beer. I will not buy again.

Minkybut, Jan 08, 2011
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3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

12-oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A = Very dense, mahogany liquid when viewed without light behind it, but showing dark ruby colors at edges when held up. Has a very small light tan head that recedes very quickly leaving light tracery on the surface.

S & T = Scents of vanilla, cocoa powder, sweet treacle. Most of the smells also show up in the taste but there is also a plastic taste and a certain thinness up front, by mid-palate though there are good tastes of cream moderated by slight bitterness of oak, vanilla and cafe latte without any sugar added.

M = Medium to medium-heavy body, very good mouthcoating, creamy full soft feel.

D = I do like this beer, but somehow it just doesn't draw me to each sip like I would prefer. I find after half a bottle I've really had enough. Good, but not good enough.

Traquairlover, Feb 21, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,925 ratings.