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

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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,885 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 2885
Reviews: 1089
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 14.21%


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.

(Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-12-2002)
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Reviews by dowen17:
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dowen17

Alabama

4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown with a big cream colored head. Great retention

The nose is dark chocolate, cream, vanilla, oak, and some alcohol. Very good smelling beer.

This beer tastes great. Milky vanilla taste on the first sip. The oak really doesn't present itself until mid-sip but its very good. On the sweeter side as well.

Mouthfeel is big, chewy stout. Great.

This is a great beer. Will definitely drink again any chance I get.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 21:54:18 | More by dowen17
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

04-17-2014 21:39:58 | More by Damian74Shensky
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-17-2014 15:49:18 | More by SkinniePost
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seangibbs60

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

04-17-2014 11:36:33 | More by seangibbs60
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mvanwoerm

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-17-2014 03:20:47 | More by mvanwoerm
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charrel

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-17-2014 01:40:58 | More by charrel
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GoBlue12

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-16-2014 20:52:13 | More by GoBlue12
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TboneRN

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

04-16-2014 06:54:44 | More by TboneRN
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dxbq48

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-15-2014 20:47:04 | More by dxbq48
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Resuin

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a snifter. This is a 2013 vintage.

Appearance: Pours a black coffee color, with some hints of brown around the edges and leaves a finger of spritzy tan head that fades almost immediately to nothing.

Smell: Nice, full aroma: roasted malts, licorice, coffee, mild dark chocolate, toasted oak.

Taste: Toasted malts, toasted oak, coffee beans, vanilla, alcohol, hint of dark chocolate. Fairly full flavor, with some good complimenting components that play well with each other (particularly sweet and bitter).

Mouth-feel: Low to medium carbonation with a light to medium body (for a stout). Finishes with a bit of heat.

Overall: I thought this was a decent stout. Nice stout flavors, along with some bourbon barrel influence, make this one an enjoyable brew. A bit thin in the body but pretty well done for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 19:30:20 | More by Resuin
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JLGWMU97

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

04-15-2014 18:46:05 | More by JLGWMU97
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BuckettOfBeer

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

04-15-2014 13:00:15 | More by BuckettOfBeer
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kirchy

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-15-2014 02:01:56 | More by kirchy
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jokemon

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-14-2014 22:58:41 | More by jokemon
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Chingringo

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-14-2014 22:01:07 | More by Chingringo
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at The Daily Growler in Upper Arlington, OH.

Pours a dark opaque black with a one inch head and not much lacing.

Smells include dark roasted malt, vanilla, and some oak.

Not much bourbon flavor in this BA stout, it's more of an oak and vanilla story. Some chocolate and roasted malt flavor. I might be spoiled now by other intense versions of this style, but this seems slightly muted. Good flavors, but would prefer a stronger barrel character. Quite sweet, slightly cloying.

Medium bodied, sticky sweet mouthfeel, coats your mouth. Not much alcohol present.

A good beginner's BA stout, I think, but not one of the greats.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2014 13:11:40 | More by GreesyFizeek
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Markus98

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-14-2014 11:50:18 | More by Markus98
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Adkins721

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Two-6

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-13-2014 17:47:48 | More by Two-6
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Trappist77

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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JKV96

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-13-2014 00:55:27 | More by JKV96
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Hophead717

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-12-2014 22:22:39 | More by Hophead717
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tclipse

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Sean32


5/5  rDev +26.9%

04-12-2014 04:59:16 | More by Sean32
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FickleBeast

New Jersey

4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Delerium Tremens snifter. Vintage 2013

Pours nearly pitch black with a finger of thick, viscous foam. Aroma is sweet chocolate, toffee, plum.

First sip is a rush of sweet vanilla and strong oaky/bourbon flavors. Quite flavorful and intensely barrel flavored. Finishes very, very sweet, with moderate bitterness.

This is a very interesting beer. Not for a beginner to craft beer, but a nice enjoyable sipper that drinks much smoother than the 10% ABV would indicate. A touch on the side of too much oak, but very good overall.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 04:46:34 | More by FickleBeast
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New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
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