Dragon's Milk Reserve: Brewers Select | New Holland Brewing Company

BA SCORE
93.3%
Liked This Beer
4.02 w/ 15 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
newhollandbrew.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by 98green on 10-31-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,880
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
15
Liked:
14
Avg:
4.02/5
pDev:
7.21%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of zkoehn
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gemini6
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rsquared59
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JonSchwartz
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at 580 in Pittsboro. Especially easy to drink, for a 12% abv.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.13/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On-draught at Hopleaf Chicago for $6 per half pint.

12% ABV.

Silky soft khaki colour head disappears within 2 minutes, leaving no lacing. Body is a dark amber-black colour, with no visible yeast/lees within.

Aroma brings dark bread and chocolate malts. That's about it...No overt bourbon notes, no vanilla, no rich white oak. Hints of cream and marshmallow. Average aromatic intensity.

Taste & TEXTURE: Shallow and simple, lacking any elevating characteristics that would really separate it from the herd.

Hints of buried dark fruit. Chocolate malts. Dark malt sweetness.

Smooth, wet, well-carbonated, medium-bodied, thick, syrupy.

Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour.

OVERALL: Enjoyable albeit shallow fare from a brewery I generally enjoy. I remember liking the ordinary Dragon's Milk more, but this was above average. Didn't get much in terms of barrel tones, which was the opposite of what I expected.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of barczar
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aroma is bourbon heavy, with big caramel notes and a hint of vanilla. Reminiscent of marshmallows.

Flavor is laden with bourbon and oak, with vanilla prominence and enough roast to balance caramel sweetness.

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Photo of Majestic
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beagleyx2
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beergorrilla
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste like Dragon's Milk but with more booze......

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Photo of 98green
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap. A draft only reserve using select barrels that are supposed to impart more bourbon. Honestly doesn't seem much different than the base beer, and is not in the same league with other BBA stouts. This beer is very good, just not extraordinary

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Dragon's Milk Reserve: Brewers Select from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93.3% out of 100 with 15 ratings
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