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

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very good

3,653 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,653
Reviews: 1,157
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 184
Gots: 641 | FT: 37
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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Ratings: 3,653 | Reviews: 1,157 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

cmj40, Sep 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

jkrug5, Sep 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

barebearbeer, Sep 11, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +14.9%

Kraty1, Sep 10, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +14.9%

Cookie_Jarvis, Sep 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Honus1, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

richobrien, Sep 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Soterios, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

EmmetD, Sep 09, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +4.8%

binx, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Guzzle_McBrew, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

BryanK, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

mecmd, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Gear54
4/5  rDev +0.8%

From a bottle into my Shorts snifter. Pitch black with kaki head and minimal lace. Smell is black licorice and dark chocolate with hints of roasted malts. More bitter than I like my stouts. Rich roasted malt flavor with coco and coffee as well. Would be a 5 for me overall with that flavor profile if the bitterness was dialed back a bit.

Gear54, Sep 08, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +18.9%

SF_Posse, Sep 08, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +3.8%

hescalledthestig, Sep 08, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +3.8%

Mhollerb, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of EHopkinsi
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Very strong alcohol nose and taste at first, a little more than my rookie self likes. As it warms up however, the "alcoholness" fades (though never disappears) to a much more enjoyable level and the taste is much more balanced. Enjoyed it quite a bit after the alcohol burn faded, not so much 'til then.

EHopkinsi, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

LampertLand, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Vitruvius, Sep 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

SLewis, Sep 07, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +0.5%

Duff27, Sep 07, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +10.8%

Appearance: Very dark (almost black) brown color. Faint head that disappears relatively quickly--not a huge deal with a stout or other beer that concentrates of malts instead of hops. Carbonation seems light. (4.25)

Smell: Roasted coffee and cocoa at the start but faint notes of vanilla, bourbon, and caramel that is pleasantly intoxicating. (4.5)

Taste: Very sweet in the beginning, very caramel, vanilla and milk-like. Tastes almost like this started as a milk stout but aged into an Imperial Stout. Quickly the sweetness dilutes and a rich deep body of flavor comes out. Almost like a burnt sugar flavor: similar to what sweetness comes from a dark caramel, caramelized onions, or roasted garlic (by similarities, not exact taste). Slight boozy taste as well but not overbearing. (4.5)

Mouthfeel: Heavy body, high gravity. Great weight on the tongue and the high gravity takes away much of the booziness. (4.25)

Overall: Great beer, like a desert in a bottler. Tried from a fresh bottle but I have a second bottle that I am cellaring for an amount of time to experiences a further aged taste. (4.5)

Final Score: 4.4/5

lilsmizzul1225, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

dental, Sep 06, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +10.8%

mcneiljt, Sep 06, 2014
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,653 ratings.