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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,934 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 3,934
Reviews: 1,179
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 209
Gots: 751 | 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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Photo of WillKorn
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very unique beer that is awesome in flavor. The first time I had this I absolutely hated it, but have really developed my liking for stronger beers, which this certainly is. This beer is also very good to cook with as well, adding great flavors.

WillKorn, Apr 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

AricGresko, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

visualmartyr, Apr 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Nich7601, Apr 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

mattmarka1, Apr 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

ThatsStout, Apr 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

jyacco15, Apr 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

anabar, Apr 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

profholt82, Apr 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

HopAttack3, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of BriantheBeerGeek
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2013 Vintage.

Appearance: I was surprised to be able to see some light through this. Usually an Imperial Stout, especially a BA one doesn't. Black/Dark Brown with tons of ruby highlights.

Aroma: Dark fruits like raisin, fig, date, plum. Tons of Bourbon, oak and vanilla. Stout characteristics are faint, chocolate, coffee, molasses, licorice.

Taste: Alcohol, bourbon, vanilla, charred oak, fig, raisin, cinnamon, spice, bakers chocolate, corn.

Body: I wanted more. Maybe I'm just used to viscous imperial stouts that use flaked oats.

Overall: This is a really good beer but I was expecting an "Imperial Stout". Then again, nowhere on the bottle does it say "imperial". This is a standard stout aged in Bourbon Barrels.
If you want viscosity look else where.

BriantheBeerGeek, Apr 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

GrumpyGirl, Apr 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Mugged89, Apr 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

eulerthegrape, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of ZachMcGinn
4.34/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark almost black color with little head. Its high alcohol content is apparent both in the smell as well as the taste. Somewhat overbearing flavor to me, which is surprising because I tend to drink stouts regularly. Chocolate taste with a mix of fruits makes for a smooth taste and feel in the mouth. Very strong beer.

ZachMcGinn, Apr 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

bartlettc42, Apr 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

FlyingHellfish, Apr 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Mcdjoey, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Lamdawg420, Apr 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

bes753, Apr 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Fricke, Apr 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Jdotswizz, Apr 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

midlifec, Apr 19, 2014
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,934 ratings.