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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,945 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 3,945
Reviews: 1,179
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 211
Gots: 754 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

mpalestino, Aug 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

geocool, Aug 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

4balance, Aug 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

tallfellapgh, Aug 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

seavercm, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

kushlash23, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

ryand14, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

sonofliberty2, Aug 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

trginter, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bottle.
Vintage: 2013

Pours a nice dark liquid with some mahogany edges. There is a nice dense light tan head that forms. Pretty creamy looking. Retention is not bad. Nice and sticky on the sides of the glass.

Aroma starts off with some caramel and molasses. Dark fruit notes and some slight boozy notes follow. There are also some nice chocolatey hints in the aroma that give the brew a nice sweet notes. There is some good heat to the brew and there is also notes of wood from the barrels.

Flavor starts off with some nice boozy heat. There is nice molasses and dark fruit notes in the flavor. Notes of raisins and gooey caramel sweetness. Some earthy and woody barrel notes are present as well that intermingle with some more fudgey and chocolatey goodness. The barrel and boozy heat are present but not overwhelming and actually gives the beer a nice cleaner finish. The body is a bit on the lighter side but its still a bit on the medium side.

OVerall this is a yummy approachable BA beer. Nice notes of bourbon and some good dark fruits.

JoEBoBpr, Aug 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Dave2234, Aug 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

StoutSlut, Aug 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

TechBrew, Aug 19, 2013
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

zero_signal, Aug 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

DBlackford, Aug 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

IronTom, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Tertullian007, Aug 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

emma_problema, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

bobbyvemtp, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

cfaulman, Aug 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Steve_Oldrati, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

buzzword, Aug 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

hinemk76, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of mporter249
3.66/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark brown-black in color, almost no head, poor retention. Opaque, overall nice-looking, but the head is disappointing.

Smell: Chocolate, sweet, nutty, biscuity, smells good and smooth.

Taste: Chocolatey, a little bitter up front, smooth overall though, slightly sweet. Not incredible, but pretty good, yeah.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is a little more apparent here. A little rough in the middle but otherwise smooth. Fairly well-balanced.

Overall: Pretty good, but not great. Definitely enjoyable, but I think I'd go for a Sam Smith Chocolate Stout over this.

mporter249, Aug 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

timjim1327, Aug 16, 2013
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,945 ratings.