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

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New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout)New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout)

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,486 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,486
Reviews: 1,140
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 169
Gots: 570 | 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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chip26

Illinois

4.12/5  rDev +3.8%

08-30-2014 04:50:16 | More by chip26
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humuloner22

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Wow, this is a good beer. (I would like to add now a caveat: I don't like this new review system) Anyway, to the main reason I am here. This beer has everything going for it in my opinion. However I would not drink more than one at a time.

Black as night, some caramel foamy head on top that dissipates after a few minutes. But never really goes away completely.

Smell: Chocolate, toffee, bourbon, vanilla, lots of deep dessert like aroma's coming from this one.

Taste: Here you go, this is where its at. Not too sweet, not too bitter, not too much of that coffee thing that tends to ruin this style of beer. It has a nice softness to it considering its a carbonated beer. I wonder how good this one would be on nitro? Like drinking a brownie with bourbon. This is just an awesome beer, one of the best I have had in a long time. I also purchased the chili pepper version. That is not something I would normally purchase, but since this one was so good I thought I would give it a try in the future.

Overall: If you have never tried this beer and you like stouts that are not too burnt tasting, not too much of that coffee thing. This I think is referred to a "milk stout", which is a style I am now just discovering, because honestly it was not something I would have normally tried. But, thanks to Beer Camp and the double latte for turning me on to this style.

08-30-2014 04:08:36 | More by humuloner22
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-30-2014 03:34:02 | More by alex_hart
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timontheroad

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured into a snifter. Appearance is nearly black, with a half-inch creamy light brown head that faded within a minute or two. The nose is very boozy up front, almost mediciny, with some slight notes of coffee, chocolate and vanilla. I didn't get the alcohol in the taste, as the malts covered it nicely. A bit of chocolate and some dark fruit flavors lasted on the back end. As it warmed, the chocolate really came out. I thought the mouthfeel was a little thin for such a big beer. Overall, a pretty damn good imp stout, I'd buy it again! I'm going to throw a few in the cellar to see well they hold up with some time on them.

08-30-2014 02:49:54 | More by timontheroad
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-30-2014 01:39:14 | More by Massbmx
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musicbeer7

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-30-2014 00:11:20 | More by musicbeer7
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Rednotes

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

08-29-2014 20:55:18 | More by Rednotes
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CavemanRamblin

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-29-2014 13:15:16 | More by CavemanRamblin
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Maniaci


4.12/5  rDev +3.8%

08-29-2014 01:35:17 | More by Maniaci
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spoonhawk

Iowa

3/5  rDev -24.4%

08-29-2014 00:31:42 | More by spoonhawk
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Schmedlies

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-28-2014 16:10:04 | More by Schmedlies
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-28-2014 03:33:14 | More by SuperHop18
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GaToWyo

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.6/5  rDev +15.9%

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Fordknox

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-27-2014 03:04:10 | More by Fordknox
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PBRmeasap1980

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12 oz bottle from 2014 poured into snifter

A- Dark brown, a bit thin, almost no head.
S- Not a hugely areomatic beer... carmel, slight bourbon, roasted malt
T- Nice base beer althought it seems much more like a porter than a stout to me. Roasted malts, very balanced. Thin and sweet bourbon flavor comes through on the back end. Maybe a bit of vanilla.
M - Medium. Leaves your mouth sticky.

O- Great every day "bourbon barrel" aged beer. Very accessable for those who want to start

08-27-2014 02:01:38 | More by PBRmeasap1980
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Megistos

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-26-2014 03:37:36 | More by Megistos
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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-26-2014 01:07:40 | More by RummyRedbeard
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ribpy

Georgia

1.25/5  rDev -68.5%

08-25-2014 03:30:49 | More by ribpy
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NHhomebrewguy

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

08-24-2014 19:18:11 | More by NHhomebrewguy
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4.4/5  rDev +10.8%

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Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-24-2014 16:59:41 | More by Lionhearted1987
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Gunboat82

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-23-2014 23:39:33 | More by Gunboat82
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3.92/5  rDev -1.3%

08-23-2014 21:31:35 | More by ChaddyK
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SteveB3014

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.4%

08-23-2014 14:53:22 | More by SteveB3014
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New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,486 ratings.