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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

3,291 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,291
Reviews: 1,120
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 156
Gots: 483 | FT: 32
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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braedon_peluso

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

12-28-2013 02:40:18 | More by braedon_peluso
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours mostly opaque, but when held directly to light, a luminous dark ruby sheen becomes apparent. A good inch of off-white froth welled up to the brim, and receded slowly to a partial skim-coat on the surface. Lacework aplenty.
Aromatics are nice blend of caramel, roasted malts, bourbon, and oak. Vanilla follows through with some warming alcohol.
The mouthfeel is medium and creamy. Pretty smooth and somewhat lush.
The pallet has a great balance of chocolate, caramel, nougat, bourbon, oaky tannins, and vanilla. Nicely melded with not one of the layers overbearing the others.
Finishes with a hint of residuals and warming bourbon and vanilla.

Not the biggest, baddest dark beer on the planet, but impeccably balanced and highly drinkable.
A "session" barrel aged beer. True that.

Props to Joe1510 for hooking up an east-coaster...Proper!

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2008 22:54:29 | More by brewandbbq
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aandresen

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

04-10-2014 03:23:58 | More by aandresen
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Buckeye982

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-30-2013 01:03:48 | More by Buckeye982
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

10-30-2013 12:14:51 | More by rowingbrewer
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ricecracker420

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-14-2014 22:43:15 | More by ricecracker420
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OMsweetOM

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-12-2014 23:21:41 | More by OMsweetOM
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mrchrisray

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-14-2014 01:08:59 | More by mrchrisray
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tulipcitybob

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-10-2012 02:08:45 | More by tulipcitybob
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RichD

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-23-2014 00:21:04 | More by RichD
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JMurphy41

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-07-2013 02:52:08 | More by JMurphy41
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cheefdaddy1

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-11-2013 18:45:08 | More by cheefdaddy1
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Rich540

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-02-2012 02:37:40 | More by Rich540
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gmfessen

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer pours thinner than I had expected and looked like new motor oil but appears a deep brown in the glass with a thin, yet firm looking head that leaves nice gobs of lacing all over my glass. The smell is nice; a complex boquet of dark fruits, oak, chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar and only a hint of sweet alcohol. The taste is very similar to the nose, with all of the flavors melding quite nicely and a warm alcohol bite at the end. The mouthfeel is on the light side for what I had expected and the beer could use just a tad more carbonation. Drinkability is relatively good, a sipper not a quaffer.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2008 21:20:40 | More by gmfessen
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Artjsantos

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-10-2013 17:35:45 | More by Artjsantos
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ChrisYager39

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

12-15-2013 04:54:02 | More by ChrisYager39
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Williaar

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-22-2014 23:21:49 | More by Williaar
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mamacita20

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

01-19-2013 03:10:36 | More by mamacita20
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LEdubs

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-03-2013 20:26:26 | More by LEdubs
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Mario61Aler

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a-very dark Mahogany, very little head that disapated quicklyand was a dark tan color

s-got chocolates and maltiness up from and was slightly fruity/woody

t-chocolate, malts and hops in deminishing amount in order, was sweet up front with a slight alcohol flavor to finish.

m-creamy thick very little drying in the mouth

o-complex but very drinkable, creamy film. This is a sipper that stands alone. Think of sips of about 1/2 oz, then wait a couple of minutes or more for another sip to appreciate this one as it develops more taste in your mouth after it is swallowed. Savory but still sweet, dangerously good, could make a session out of this one. WOW vintage 2010 with 10% ABV

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 00:19:13 | More by Mario61Aler
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-14-2012 02:13:37 | More by PEIhop
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Porter

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-19-2013 22:23:38 | More by Porter
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-28-2014 21:55:13 | More by Durandal_777
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shigg85

Japan

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

01-10-2014 20:26:39 | More by shigg85
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timoteo833

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-16-2013 02:12:46 | More by timoteo833
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,291 ratings.