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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,932 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 3,932
Reviews: 1,179
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 208
Gots: 750 | 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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Photo of Ri0
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

poured 12oz bottle into chalice. 2012 vintage.

A - Black with a lighter off white semi fluffy head. Fair retention and spotty lacing.

S - The nose is bourbon (held up well with age) with hints of roasted malt and chocolate, slight vanilla, marshmallow and caramel.

T - The bourbon is quite pleasant after 2 years. Roasted malt and chocolate overtones with sweet caramel and marshmallow.

M - Very light in carbonation with a medium mouthfeel.

O - This beer has held up very well and I prefer it with some age on it. I usually like BB stouts fresh, but this was a bit harsh when fresh. The age mellowed it out, but kept the bourbon notes. Quite good with 2 years on it.

Ri0, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of Prospero
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Prospero, May 29, 2014
Photo of WoostaBia
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

WoostaBia, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of jriggins6
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

jriggins6, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

LightnerLiquorKS, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of BamfBacon
4/5  rDev +0.5%

BamfBacon, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of gwiedman1
3/5  rDev -24.6%

gwiedman1, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of Cubatobaco
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Cubatobaco, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of dsauter
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

dsauter, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of vcoggins
4/5  rDev +0.5%

vcoggins, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of ColdPoncho
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a red/brown, lots of ruby colored light comes through, not just around the edges, and no head.

S - big smell, booze, vanilla, raisins, and woody notes.

T - Booze, wood, chocolate, warm vanilla. surprisingly little going on here.

M - astringent, dry, and surprisingly thin.

D - I simply don't like this very much. I wouldn't drink more. But it's not bad to drink.

ColdPoncho, Feb 09, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

sunofneurot, Feb 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

krl2112, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of ethanmc12
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

ethanmc12, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

MakeMineADoubleJack, Jun 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

SaxmanRick, Oct 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Mphis
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Mphis, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of BeerBuilder
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a deep, dark brown..almost black with a bit of ruby highlights. Has a nice creamy light brown head that leaves a good amount of lacing. The aroma is milky, slightly roasty, with a nice oakiness throughout. A bit of alcohol is also present.

The flavor is of caramel malts and bit of roast. It has a touch of oakiness and also vanilla and lactose. It is medium-full in body with a creamy mouthfeel. Easy drinking for its strength. I very nice brew. Thanks Paul.

BeerBuilder, Jan 14, 2006
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

scxcrunner, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of RoamingGnome
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

New Holland Dragon's Milk

Poured from 22 ounce bottle into CBS snifter. Served very slightly chilled.

A) Dark brown with a reddish tint upon closer inspection. A finger of tan head, which quickly dissipated to a wispy dusting. Some alcohol legs noted as well.

S) A fairly sweet scent which consists of vanilla and a little bit of brown sugar. This is a little bit woody, and you can just pick up a bit of that cask aroma. A hint of alcohol.

T) A fair amount of roasted malt, and a good amount of vanilla flavor as well. The fact that it is barrel aged is definitely noted in the flavor, however the bourbon is not overpowering. A light alcohol tingle in the finish.

M) Medium bodied and minimal carbonation. This is smooth. I guess it could've been a little heavier, but it had a nice feel. A nice barrel aged aftertaste awaits.

O) As far as Bourbon barrel aged stouts are concerned, I have to say, I enjoyed this beer. Bourbon County Brand Stout is one of my favorite beers of all time. This isn't in that league, but it is quite good, and definitely worth a try. It's tasty, and it certainly gave me a good buzz on a work night, which I needed big time. Glad to recommend this brew....

RoamingGnome, Jan 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

benloho, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

akttr, Sep 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

beersdmf17, Jun 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

mikefuski17, May 31, 2014
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,932 ratings.