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Dragon's Milk Reserve | New Holland Brewing Company

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91
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14 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Williaar on 04-25-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
120
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
30.84%
 
 
Wants:
21
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32
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Photo of oberon
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I think a worthy beer for #4,000.Pours a deep roasted walnut brown with a garnet hue,a beige colored creamy head atop.A great mix of chocolate,roasted nuts,molasses,and chili in the nose,all come together really well.Love the flavor profile with semi-sweet chocolate and roasted nuts/coffee standing out at the onset then melding into a sweetish molasses-like middle than quite a big shot of the chili de arbol really making a presence in the finish and it lingers.A great beer,Iam not the biggest fan of the "regular" bourbon barrel aged Dragons Milk but this is great,loved it.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of warnerry
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.15/5  rDev -3%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bourbon barrel Imperial Stout with coffee and chocolate. Poured from a bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery tulip. The pour is very dark, not quite black, and sports a half-finger of tan head. Lots of chocolate on the nose as well as cappuccino, cookies, and a hint of vanilla.

Full body with a silky feel and a sweet flavor. I get flavors of fresh bread, roasted coffee, and chocolate up front. At mid-palate some vanilla, sarsaparilla, and a hint of bourbon creep in. There is no booziness, but definitely some alcohol warmth and a nice rich bourbon-like flavor. More sarsaparilla on the back of the palate and a pleasant, warm finish.

Overall, a very pleasant beer that would accompany most desserts quite well. I'd probably enjoy it more if it was chilly outside, but still a nice after-dinner indulgence.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Little stronger alcohol taste rather than beer. As a bourbon fan, I didnt mind too much. But this is not like most imperials. STRONG finish

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4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Dragon's Milk Reserve from New Holland Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.
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