1. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

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)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

2,878 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2878
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 2,878 | Reviews: 1,089 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by pmcadamis:
Photo of pmcadamis
pmcadamis

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I tried this at Lunar in the 'burbs while celebrating my bachelor party. It came to me in a 9 oz snifter.

A - Black as tar with a dark brown creamy head that shows really nice retention and leaves a lot of lace on the glass.

S - Dark and creamy to my nose, this is full of dark chocolate candy notes and strangely enough I smell peanut butter.

T - Rich chocolatey ovaltine! This is sweet and chocolatey with some nice supporting hops. Tasty as hell. This is like drinking Hershey's dark chocolate syrup straight up.

M - As full bodied as motor oil, this is creamy, silky, smooth, and really thick.

D - Outstanding! This is a killer beer! I love the name, the high ABV is nice, and the flavors are damn tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

04-28-2008 00:07:37 | More by pmcadamis
More User Reviews:
Photo of dxbq48
dxbq48

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-15-2014 20:47:04 | More by dxbq48
Photo of Resuin
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
Photo of JLGWMU97
JLGWMU97

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-14-2014 22:01:07 | More by Chingringo
Photo of GreesyFizeek
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
Photo of Markus98
Markus98

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-14-2014 03:37:06 | More by Adkins721
Photo of Two-6
Two-6

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

04-13-2014 03:30:48 | More by Trappist77
Photo of JKV96
JKV96

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-12-2014 21:32:09 | More by tclipse
Photo of Sean32
Sean32


5/5  rDev +26.9%

04-12-2014 04:59:16 | More by Sean32
Photo of FickleBeast
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
Photo of mrp2323
mrp2323

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

04-12-2014 03:30:52 | More by mrp2323
Photo of paulish
paulish

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

04-12-2014 02:51:41 | More by paulish
Photo of Benesi88
Benesi88

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-10-2014 17:04:33 | More by Benesi88
Photo of aandresen
aandresen

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

04-10-2014 03:23:58 | More by aandresen
Photo of Snow81
Snow81

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +26.9%

04-10-2014 02:15:13 | More by Snow81
Photo of FreddieMercuryHayes
FreddieMercuryHayes


4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

04-10-2014 01:43:45 | More by FreddieMercuryHayes
Photo of dank203
dank203

New Jersey

3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

very drinkable. really heavy on the dark fruits, vanilla, bourbon. sweet aromas, milky. hints of roast. medium to thin feel, not chewy or thick. alcohol is hidden well. good drink for the ABV. flavors aren't really grabbing me this time. I've had better bottles of this, this one's okay

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 23:11:02 | More by dank203
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,878 ratings.