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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

3,442 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,442
Reviews: 1,135
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 164
Gots: 551 | 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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Ratings: 3,442 | Reviews: 1,135 | Display Reviews Only:
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kjrod20

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

11-01-2013 01:18:58 | More by kjrod20
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BuckeyeFaninMI

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-31-2013 01:12:27 | More by BuckeyeFaninMI
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-30-2013 00:08:28 | More by Moses_Malone
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JamesTobin

Wisconsin

4.7/5  rDev +18.4%

Just found a 12 oz four-pack of this at Woodlake-Kohler, after experiencing a Bourbon Stout in small glasses at Central Waters Brewery in Amherst Wisconsin, which I was not permitted to buy a growler of. (I settled for their Coffee Stout, which is also excellent.) Dragon's Stout is comparable. Delicious, full-bodied. Outrageously expensive, perhaps, but comparable to that on draft at Central Waters. The 10% alcohol content is shocking for a stout, which one expects to be low-alcohol and low calorie.

10-29-2013 23:40:36 | More by JamesTobin
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Jenna

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-28-2013 23:51:16 | More by Jenna
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NIURicky

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-28-2013 03:43:49 | More by NIURicky
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jtennyson99

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

10-28-2013 00:26:11 | More by jtennyson99
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Morockm

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-27-2013 17:37:46 | More by Morockm
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mj81

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-27-2013 10:50:02 | More by mj81
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BEERschlitz

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-27-2013 03:42:08 | More by BEERschlitz
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mylesj

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-26-2013 21:00:43 | More by mylesj
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RinZo

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-26-2013 20:47:51 | More by RinZo
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EigenBeer

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-26-2013 17:16:49 | More by EigenBeer
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TappaKeggaBrew

Ohio

2.11/5  rDev -46.9%

A: Clear, but as dark as used motor oil; just a hint of red mahogany shows through on the fringes. Head is 2 fringes of froth the color of toasted marshmallows, and lasts a good while before giving way to thin lacing.

S: Sweet malt, dark fruit, chocolate, and booze. A lot of booze...

T: Malt is sweet, almost cloying. Then there's an onslaught of flavors: dark chocolate, raisins, coffee, vanilla beans... It's a bit overwhelming for a brief moment, but then comes a harsh kick in the mouth as a bitter, chemical taste comes through. I can't quite place it, but it's as if someone poured bad grain alcohol into the vat to up the potency. Eventually it fades, leaving a residual taste of butter and fruit jam on burnt toast.

M: That heavy booziness on the nose is overpowering in the mouth. Some imperial stouts hide their high ABV's well, but not so this one. I can hardly pay attention to the carbonation or other sensory qualities. There's also a dry, nearly astringent finish, not that I'm worried about that at this point. Seriously, I've had 40% ABV whiskey that was smoother and less boozy than this stuff!

O: Looked good, smelled fine. Unfortunately, it all fell apart when it hit my mouth. An expensive drain pour.

10-26-2013 04:01:13 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
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jmccullough108

Missouri

3/5  rDev -24.4%

10-26-2013 00:18:15 | More by jmccullough108
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -8.6%

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is an oily black coloring with a thin, filmy, ring of chocolate brown head. Aromas of rich bourbon notes, vanilla highlights, boozy highlights, creamy notes, and a subtle bitterness in the backbone. Interesting nose, but very heavy and boozy. Flavors are heavily roasted, with a solid roast coffee bitter backbone, heavy bourbon notes, with vanilla highlights and oak notes, and a building warmth as you drink. The coffee bitter notes build, as well, into the aftertaste, mixing with booze and vanilla/oak. Very dynamic aftertaste on a slick, oily body. Roasted and boozy linger into the slick finish. Good flavors, but a bit out of balance.

10-25-2013 02:26:04 | More by GarthDanielson
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-25-2013 02:23:05 | More by FreshHawk
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m_p_snyder

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-25-2013 00:46:28 | More by m_p_snyder
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LanceRobbins24

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-24-2013 04:28:38 | More by LanceRobbins24
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-24-2013 00:05:09 | More by AndrewMichael
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PoeppingN

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-23-2013 23:06:01 | More by PoeppingN
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Skater_Rich

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-23-2013 14:03:25 | More by Skater_Rich
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RyanTheLion13

Iowa

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-23-2013 00:30:31 | More by RyanTheLion13
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stencom1

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-22-2013 18:20:12 | More by stencom1
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,442 ratings.