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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

3,315 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,315
Reviews: 1,120
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 157
Gots: 485 | 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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Tanktizzo

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-17-2014 22:28:02 | More by Tanktizzo
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surlytwinsfan

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-17-2014 18:17:11 | More by surlytwinsfan
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NewGlarusFan

Illinois

3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Bell's Hopslam glass

A) Dark brown, cola, no head

S) oak, vanilla, bourbon

T) Sweet cola, bourbon, vanilla, root beer?, interesting beer

M) Low carbonation

O) for a $15 BA four pack it's worth it. Not the best BA stout, but it's good to appease the palate as well as the wallet.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 17:25:16 | More by NewGlarusFan
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WoostaBia

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-17-2014 14:46:20 | More by WoostaBia
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pjvie

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-17-2014 13:19:44 | More by pjvie
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just_in

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1%

07-17-2014 12:39:48 | More by just_in
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Fluffmeister

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-17-2014 04:45:34 | More by Fluffmeister
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Kevin_Chapman

New York

3/5  rDev -24.2%

07-17-2014 00:37:21 | More by Kevin_Chapman
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Trifecta1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-17-2014 00:16:43 | More by Trifecta1
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robertjskelton

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-16-2014 22:20:34 | More by robertjskelton
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a globe.

A: Black in color with some lighter brown hues. Creamy tan head settles to a thin crown. Jagged, wispy lacing.

S: Fudgey chocolate. Chocolate caramel chews. Lots of creamy vanilla. Seasoned oak. Bourbon. Very tight hint of blackberries.

T: Milk chocolate, chocolate truffles, dark caramel chews. Tide of creamy vanilla and vanilla bean. Oaky middle to end. Soft barrel char. Bourbon character picks up toward the back but never gets hot. Barrel flavors have a heavy influence. Black cherry esters. Mild prick of alcohol. Drying finish is all bourbon barrel, in a good way.

M: Medium-thick. Very full body. Slick, velvety smooth. Weighty without being sludgey. Glides over the tongue. Warming alcohol.

O: This has got to be the easiest drinking 11% abv bourbon barrel aged stout I've ever had. It goes down with the ease of a milk stout. It's not the most complex brew of its ilk by a longshot, but it makes up for it with pure hedonistic drinkability. The body and texture are excellent. The high price tag might put a damper on its reception in the market though.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 17:03:42 | More by ryan1788a5
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kingston2

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-16-2014 03:21:52 | More by kingston2
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Alpar

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-16-2014 03:08:38 | More by Alpar
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Jirin

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-16-2014 01:46:13 | More by Jirin
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MsShira08

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-15-2014 23:39:00 | More by MsShira08
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jjf3792

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

07-15-2014 21:47:08 | More by jjf3792
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ACardAttack


5/5  rDev +26.3%

07-15-2014 17:13:07 | More by ACardAttack
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Pahn

New York

4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a red wine glass. 2014 vintage.

Appearance: Free pour yields a shortlived 1 inch offwhite head. Pours a dark brown/black and leaves a few small lacing islands.

Smell: Pleasantly effervescent roasted malt aroma. Touch of oak. Not too over the top, and could go further toward enhancing the experience, but certainly agreeable.

Taste: Almost cola like carbonation and dark malt mixed with husky roasted malt up front, leading to a smooth oaky vanilla finish with a slight dryness at the very end. This isn't the most complex barrel aged stout in the world, but it's smooth as hell.

11% ABV it says on the bottle... drinks smooth and easy as a milkshake. The flavor here is hard to do justice to in a review, because it's the total package that works so well. Just a great sip every time, absurdly easy to drink (or as some prefer, "quaffable"). There's roasted malt, some milk chocolate flavors, some dark malts, and a very vanilla forward oak that takes its time through the middle and the finish.

You want to dock points for lacking all that complexity in superior BBA stouts, but this is just really well balanced and enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Highlight; like a very good milk stout. No discernible heat despite the huge ABV, just chest warmth really. Full side of medium bodied, coming across as a bit lighter due to the high carbonation (which also forwards the silky impression). Just a bit of dryness at the end.

Overall: Really well done beer. Compared to other "widely available, value BBA beers" (read: Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale), it *towers*. This is a smooth as silk beer to please any stout lover. My only complaint is that it's maybe *too* easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 01:56:47 | More by Pahn
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MrJolly

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-15-2014 01:25:41 | More by MrJolly
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Olive_Juice2


4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

07-15-2014 00:38:01 | More by Olive_Juice2
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Geekly

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1%

07-14-2014 23:37:15 | More by Geekly
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_morandi_

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1%

07-14-2014 22:42:32 | More by _morandi_
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mgr78704

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

07-14-2014 20:52:59 | More by mgr78704
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -24.2%

07-14-2014 19:01:15 | More by atlbravsrno1
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-14-2014 05:37:26 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,315 ratings.