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Dragon's Milk Reserve Smores Bourbon Barrel Stout | New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.24/5
Exceptional
136 Ratings
Dragon's Milk Reserve Smores Bourbon Barrel StoutDragon's Milk Reserve Smores Bourbon Barrel Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by gatornation on 04-10-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,729
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
136
pDev:
7.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
30
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of GreatStoutman
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eagle109
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gatornation
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown/black color with a tan head. Smells delicious with graham cracker ,marshmallow, vanilla,chocolate and bourbon. Taste is as advertised it a smores with a nice bourbon barrel to compliment this brew. All components of this brew work well together with a nice barrel finish. This is my favorite of the reserves was very impressed with the barrel on this one,glad i bought 2 bottles..

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Photo of BenHoppy
3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ffshore545
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Greenstone
4.74/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smells and tastes just like graham and marshmallows. Best s’mores beer I have tried so far.

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Photo of ladle69
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 94rocker1
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrBier
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lupercmda
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of monty79_1997
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mwvman
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of npachl
4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ADG2995
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of unclekeith
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arlingtonjoe
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of durlta
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aclockworkchris
4.84/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ModernMeat
4.67/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoy the original Dragon's Milk, however, I found it hard to escape the bourbon flavor.

This S'mores variant of the Dragon's Milk balances everything VERY impressively to me; I doubted the beer's ability to translate the flavors considering my criticism of the original.

Pours very similar to it's father. Dark and smooth with a lighter head (I think the S'mores may produce a lighter head). Immediately after pouring even, I smell perfectly what the beer delivers: an extremely solid S'mores flavor with a wonderful bourbon balance.

I experience this beer in very distinct layers that seem to mesh and blend as it goes down. First taste for me was a more rounded bourbon flavor, strong chocolate flavors. Quickly after I noticed strong graham cracker followed by a nicely executed vanilla that seriously helps bring the marshmallow in.

I have tried 4 or so S'mores beers and this one did it incredibly.
A dessert beer that isn't too sweet, an almost hidden 11% weight and a present but not overbearing bourbon flavor.

Very impressed. Makes me more eager to find and try some of the other Dragon's Milk variants out there.

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Photo of larryarms847
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours slick and oily dark brown with a slight transparency but sits near black in the glass with a finger off brown foam.

Richly sweet notes of vanilla, graham cracker and chocolate are accompanied by a nice roastiness and a very subtle whiff of oaky bourbon.

Chocolate and roasted malt provide a nice bitterness to balance the deliciously sweet and noticeable graham cracker and vanilla flavors. The bourbon is slight but the oaky barrel is more noticeable.

Full-bodied, low-medium carbonation, rich, sweet, smooth.

Overall, a delicious brew and worth seeking out!

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck_Jones
4.51/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jinx989
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Dragon's Milk Reserve Smores Bourbon Barrel Stout from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 136 ratings
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