New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) - New Holland Brewing Company
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Reviews by GeezLynn:
3.73/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip.
A: Black with a brown tint. Ruby color at the bottom of the glass. Sparse white patches of fine bubbles make up the head.
S: Huge oak smell along with chocolate malt and vanilla.
T: Sweet, with oak and chocolate flavors dominating. Vanilla, honey, and prune flavors are apparent to lesser degrees. Finish is medium to long and slightly astringent.
M: Mouthfeel is a little syrupy with low carbonation, well within style. Alcohol burn is quite noticeable.
This was good, but not as good as I remember it from 2-3 years ago. Appropriately named, this was the hottest beer for its Abv (8.5% on bottle) that I have had for awhile. Backing off the oak would improve this beer considerably as it overpowers most of the beer's other qualities. Will have to put some away next time I have the chance and re-review.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2010 03:32:32 | More by GeezLynn
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4.19/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured this one, dark as night and viscous, into my glass. Pretty good head for style actually, though it went down fairly quickly.
Smell is heavy with dark, bitter chocolate...bourbon...a bit sweet (vanilla?).
Taste has quite the vanilla component to it...much more than most beers in this style. Definitely the notes of dark chocolate as well....and obviously, some bourbon, though it's a bit muted and this one doesn't come across too boozy or full of bourbon as others. Drinks pretty well for its 10 percent...and of course, the sweet vanilla doesn't hurt. Only a small twinge of bitterness at the finish....but definitely more vanilla.
This bourbon stout is a bit different than others due to its somewhat lacking bourbon taste, but reliance on the vanilla flavors. I like it!
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 03:31:04 | More by NODAK
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,736 ratings.