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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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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,600 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,600
Reviews: 1,154
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 182
Gots: 622 | 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%

jl2414, Aug 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

IrishKevin, Aug 21, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +10.6%

akeiii, Aug 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

jordanimal, Aug 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

HooRy9er, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

JratBones, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

KG710, Aug 21, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -14.6%

TheCuriograph, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of jwal
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

A little too much bourbon flavor for my taste

jwal, Aug 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Port_Seat, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

jwenzel019, Aug 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

newbrewer_zb, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of StoutGeek
5/5  rDev +25.6%

One of my absolute favorite beers! Had this on cask at New Holland and it tasted much creamier than the regular Dragon's Milk...tasted JUST like a chocolate shake!

StoutGeek, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Kinger86, Aug 19, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -8.5%

TheVeryLastDinosaur, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

RMoeNay, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Flounder57
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%

22 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: A one finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no vision of anything. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Chocolate, roasted coffee, earthy, vanilla, bourbon, oak, a little booze, toffee, caramel,

Taste: There is a nice balance between the stout and bourbon barrel flavors with a little heat in the end.

Mouthfeel: Silky, creamy, full bodied, smooth, a little booze, and low to medium carbonation.

Overall: For an 11% bourbon barrel aged imperial stout, this is one I'll have to buy and age for a bit. This was a nice sipper that got better when it warmed up a bit.

Flounder57, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

liquorpig, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

RPH2327, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

cfadams17, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

FrankHashimoto, Aug 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

markkobluth, Aug 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

04/26/14 From bottle. Started out on the wrong foot. I was eating & this just didn't enhance the meal at all. Once I was finished & it had warmed a bit, it showed a multi-layered profile. The most impressive taste to me was the toffee. I've heard this characteristic used many times but it has eluded me...until this bottle. Very smooth with a strange mix of oiliness but not particularly thick. Next time I'll get a piece of sharp cheese to play off the best of this well made brew. Hold the presses...10%? A very deceptive 10%.

seedyone, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

shiznit7, Aug 16, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +3.5%

Sconi_tom, Aug 16, 2014
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,600 ratings.