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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,347 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,347
Reviews: 1,124
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 160
Gots: 501 | FT: 34
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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pjkelley82

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-15-2013 01:46:38 | More by pjkelley82
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Agentveba

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-14-2013 13:24:43 | More by Agentveba
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hopkrid

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-14-2013 09:13:37 | More by hopkrid
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Madgin21

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

10-13-2013 21:31:16 | More by Madgin21
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josh32219

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-12-2013 01:42:37 | More by josh32219
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PalatePilot

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-11-2013 15:20:45 | More by PalatePilot
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mscottjohnston

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-10-2013 18:33:06 | More by mscottjohnston
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h-bomb

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

10-10-2013 17:39:54 | More by h-bomb
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chinchill

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-10-2013 00:38:41 | More by chinchill
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Insanity55

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-09-2013 22:53:04 | More by Insanity55
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xseanprimex

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-09-2013 01:14:29 | More by xseanprimex
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Act25

New Jersey

4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

As good as any Imperial Stout I've had, and I love the style.
If I am going to enjoy 10% ABV brew it better be as rich as this one.
(case in point, for me half of DIPAs are half of their little brothers in aroma and subtlety)
But not so Dragon's Milk. It's a must try. I'd like to age a six pack. It's very wine-like.

A: True to black form, 1inch thick head fades back to a ring film leaving fountains of lacing on the .5l glass. Ruby glints, and silent on carbonation. A beautiful sipper.

S: Bourbon all the way, along with roast charred malts, dark wood, railroad tracks, board walk, salt hay. Perfect with a robusto cheese.

T; All follows the aroma, but the bourbon dominance gives way to complex balance of roast malts, grass, chocolate. I dont find it overly sweet, it has a clean whiskey finish, leaves my mouth in a great place.

F: Silky, weighted, good full texture, without much carbonation, and no cloying. Lingers, a bit sweet, a bit after dinner liquor. But ends all whiskey, dry, firey, and lively. Fire Water!

Best bourbon barrel stout I've ever had, I'd want to keep this around to share with friends, esp in deep winter.

Bravo!

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 23:49:05 | More by Act25
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scottwurst

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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Swift989

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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crwrunner

Virginia

2/5  rDev -49.6%

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moodyxc9

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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mattsucks

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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BrewtalHonesty

Michigan

3/5  rDev -24.4%

10-06-2013 10:48:21 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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sneth019

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-06-2013 00:46:41 | More by KJ2013
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

4.51/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass. 2013 vintage.

Poured what appeared to be inky black, but when held up to the lamp, some reddish and burgundy tones. 1 + finger of thick oatmeal colored head. Did disspiate somewhat, but retained as an at least covering all the way down. Not agreat deal of lacing.

Aroma was mostly of vanilla and bourbon, neither particularly strong, with a faint chocolate mixed in. Very appealing.

This tastes excellent. The bourbon is ever present, but not overwhelming. The vanilla gives a delicious sweetness. This beer is perfectly balanced.

Mouth is full, and rolls around the tongue, which definitely savors the flavor. Although you get the bourbon, it is extremely drinkable for a 10.0abv, but must be respected with some restraint.

Have had this beer several times, and it's always a great choice. This was the beer that turned me around on BBA stouts, as first tries from other breweries were very bourbon heavy. This one acchieves a wonderful balance. Thoroughly reccomend it.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 05:21:41 | More by MikeWard
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baybum

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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creepinjeeper

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-05-2013 02:39:47 | More by creepinjeeper
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IndyDad

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-05-2013 01:47:00 | More by IndyDad
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,347 ratings.