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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

3,304 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,304
Reviews: 1,120
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 156
Gots: 483 | FT: 32
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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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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Tennessee

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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Pahn

New York

4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a red wine glass. 2014 vintage.

Appearance: Free pour yields a shortlived 1 inch offwhite head. Pours a dark brown/black and leaves a few small lacing islands.

Smell: Pleasantly effervescent roasted malt aroma. Touch of oak. Not too over the top, and could go further toward enhancing the experience, but certainly agreeable.

Taste: Almost cola like carbonation and dark malt mixed with husky roasted malt up front, leading to a smooth oaky vanilla finish with a slight dryness at the very end. This isn't the most complex barrel aged stout in the world, but it's smooth as hell.

11% ABV it says on the bottle... drinks smooth and easy as a milkshake. The flavor here is hard to do justice to in a review, because it's the total package that works so well. Just a great sip every time, absurdly easy to drink (or as some prefer, "quaffable"). There's roasted malt, some milk chocolate flavors, some dark malts, and a very vanilla forward oak that takes its time through the middle and the finish.

You want to dock points for lacking all that complexity in superior BBA stouts, but this is just really well balanced and enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Highlight; like a very good milk stout. No discernible heat despite the huge ABV, just chest warmth really. Full side of medium bodied, coming across as a bit lighter due to the high carbonation (which also forwards the silky impression). Just a bit of dryness at the end.

Overall: Really well done beer. Compared to other "widely available, value BBA beers" (read: Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale), it *towers*. This is a smooth as silk beer to please any stout lover. My only complaint is that it's maybe *too* easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

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New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,304 ratings.