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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,908 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 3,908
Reviews: 1,177
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 207
Gots: 742 | 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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4.92/5  rDev +23.6%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

Great flavor; on the border between porter and stout. Very special

floridadrift, Nov 05, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -3.5%

Justin-m, Nov 03, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -2%

There's no hiding 11% ABV in the 2014 bottlings. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a big 'ol red wine glass fit for a big ol' stout. Yes by beer glassware sucks, working on it.

Minimal tan head, receded without much ado. I learned from the last two bottles to let this warm up a smidge before indulging. This beer smells like a stout that was left to age in bourbon barrels. Fitting given it's construction. You also get the alcohol vanilla extract smell as others have described.

Somewhat difficult to pick up flavors besides vanilla, the malt is present in a stickiness on the lips and palate but I didn't get any sort of roasted notes like what you find in imperials or even standard issue stouts.

The inky color and boozy aroma belie the mouthfeel of this beer. By no means thin, but not what I would describe as dense and creamy either. Carbonation is appropriately on the low side.

A stout meant to be enjoyed in single servings, as far as I'm concerned. Knocking several of these back might knock you into tomorrow. Honestly this might be better if pared back to 10% as in years past, I don't see the value proposition in amping it up to this level. The alcohol suppresses some of the more muted malt flavors you'd expect to find in a proper stout, even BBA varieties.

dd43, Nov 03, 2014
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New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,908 ratings.