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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

3,445 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,445
Reviews: 1,135
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 165
Gots: 552 | 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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dwaynehoov

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-15-2014 05:31:40 | More by dwaynehoov
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tdraben

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-15-2014 00:30:31 | More by tdraben
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EConnOG

South Carolina

3.52/5  rDev -11.3%

08-14-2014 18:42:36 | More by EConnOG
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Wobbly

Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-14-2014 16:15:13 | More by Wobbly
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-14-2014 14:23:57 | More by Schlafly33
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browntrout


3.4/5  rDev -14.4%

08-14-2014 03:52:53 | More by browntrout
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kleckner83

New Hampshire

4.24/5  rDev +6.8%

08-14-2014 03:30:19 | More by kleckner83
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Nobcefus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-14-2014 02:07:20 | More by Nobcefus
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Kyle1986

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +5.8%

08-14-2014 00:09:57 | More by Kyle1986
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vermilcj

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-13-2014 22:29:45 | More by vermilcj
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sjrodriguez

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-13-2014 21:33:14 | More by sjrodriguez
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Beerlover

Minnesota

2.04/5  rDev -48.6%

reviewed from notes 11/25/12
Pours clear and almost black in color can barely see through it unless you hold it up to the light then its very dark reddish brown. Smells very oaky and sweet with notes of vanilla low high carbonation tastes extremely overpowering...nope IS overpowering, way tooo rich! gut-rot! style I'd give a 3 out of 5 over all for me thoe a 1.5. The local craft beer magazine here "The Growler" I usually agree with but the review on this one couldn't be more off: "Super creamy stout" I find the body very thin for a stout. "Loads of caramel" I wish, I didn't even get a hint of it! "Tootsie Rolls" where?! "Roasted nuts" Nope!

08-13-2014 03:59:04 | More by Beerlover
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KevChiTown


4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-13-2014 00:00:16 | More by KevChiTown
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bkw2206

Michigan

4.28/5  rDev +7.8%

08-12-2014 23:04:16 | More by bkw2206
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.84/5  rDev -3.3%

Surprisingly light brown on the pour, settling into a very dark, but still noticeably brown, brew. Nice solid creamy tan head. Retention is OK for the style, fading to a thin bubbly topper, leaving beautiful lacing down the side of the glass.

Nose has big hints of banana, chocolate, and roasted barley. Bourbon is very much a secondary aroma; this is a big stout first. Sharp edges of overripe fruit; big oak notes.

Flavor is a wonderfully balanced and delightful trip down all the flavors in the nose, with a much more prominent bourbon note. Extremely soft; can a big stout be delicate? Not particularly bitter, even from the roast.

Bourbon is strongest approaching the back-end, and lingers on the finish with a nice alcohol heat. Smooth chocolate and vanilla, with a solid dose of roasted barley, feature on the front end, but the sweet bourbon overtakes it, carrying with it red grapes, prunes, and oak.

Soft, sticky mouthfeel - relatively thin, especially for the style. Long wet finish.

This is a very nice stout, and certainly the kind of beer a bourbon lover would love. I would prefer the bourbon to take more of a back seat; I'd imagine age does this beer very well. This is a very good beer, but it definitely cannot match up with the best versions of the style.

08-12-2014 22:35:47 | More by Roguer
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needMIbeerinMD

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-12-2014 21:18:47 | More by needMIbeerinMD
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Weas

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-12-2014 16:14:08 | More by Weas
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Vogt52

Maryland

4.36/5  rDev +9.8%

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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Avool1960

New Jersey

4.71/5  rDev +18.6%

08-12-2014 01:17:04 | More by Avool1960
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meb3476

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-11-2014 13:44:50 | More by meb3476
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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Tyecko

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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SenatorSpaceman

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-11-2014 00:53:20 | More by SenatorSpaceman
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Hootie159

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-10-2014 23:42:08 | More by Hootie159
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,445 ratings.