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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

3,475 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,475
Reviews: 1,138
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 166
Gots: 568 | FT: 36
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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sammyg832

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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SteveJeremy

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Ever since a customer implored me to pick Dragon's Milk up after expressing frustration that we only had one bomber left in the store, this beer was on my radar for quite sometime. Managed to score the last one at the store and try it on for size. This is my first bourbon barrel stout and my first offering from New Holland Brewing Company. Reasonably high expectations.

Appearance - Very dark, heavy brown, with lacing at the top that resembles a freshly-brewed cup of coffee. A very appealing look for a promising beer.

Smell - Smells mostly of bourbon and alcohol, with subtle but present hints of vanilla, raisins, and oak. A big winner in the aesthetic department, if I do say so myself.

Taste - Tastes almost like alcoholic coffee, with beautiful, remarkable flavors of dark coffee, vanilla, raisins, oak, and bourbon exploding in every sip. I emphasize the word "sip;" there's no way you could chug or force one of these beers down quickly. The beer is much too heavy, dark, and delicious for that.

Mouthfeel - Despite the combination of many flavors, and a strong, hearty body, there is really no bitterness that I've grown to loathe in many beers, and the mouthfeel is quite pleasing overall.

Dragon's Milk is quite the beer, through and through - a carefully-crafted but miraculously executed bourbon barrel stout, combining numerous different flavors and wonderful aromas to make a winning product. Only wish it wasn't so thick and filling, but it's a small price to pay for such a pleasant beer.

08-07-2014 03:35:55 | More by SteveJeremy
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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Wisconsin

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Iowa

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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Pennsylvania

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,475 ratings.