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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,739 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,739
Reviews: 1,162
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 194
Gots: 681 | FT: 38
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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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Knoxrb12, Mar 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

EF4, Mar 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

IrishFrenchman, Mar 03, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured this one, dark as night and viscous, into my glass. Pretty good head for style actually, though it went down fairly quickly.

Smell is heavy with dark, bitter chocolate...bourbon...a bit sweet (vanilla?).

Taste has quite the vanilla component to it...much more than most beers in this style. Definitely the notes of dark chocolate as well....and obviously, some bourbon, though it's a bit muted and this one doesn't come across too boozy or full of bourbon as others. Drinks pretty well for its 10 percent...and of course, the sweet vanilla doesn't hurt. Only a small twinge of bitterness at the finish....but definitely more vanilla.

This bourbon stout is a bit different than others due to its somewhat lacking bourbon taste, but reliance on the vanilla flavors. I like it!

NODAK, Mar 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

BeerDazed, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

smithj4, Mar 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

thatoneguymike, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

KAP1356, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Jimmys
3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2012 vintage. bomber poured into tulip.

A: pours a very dark brown. head is a light brown hue and very bubbly. good retention. decent lacing. good looking stout.

S: oxidation, bourbon, vanilla. a lot of bourbon. sweet and inviting. really smells like a bourbon barrel aged stout ought too, however wouldn't hate for a bit more complexity.

T: a lot of vanilla. Im really enjoying the fact that the booze has died down with some time. well I should say assumed that it died down, cant say ive had this one fresh. a softer side of roast. a little metallic. the bourbon character comes through nicely though. just struggling to get entirely past the oxidation.

M: mellow carb. big body, but not covered in booze.

D: OK, but not great. like I said above, cant get past the oxidation. gonna have to try one of these fresh to compare, but IMO doesn't age well.

Jimmys, Mar 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

havoc1, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

npendres, Feb 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,739 ratings.