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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

3,226 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,226
Reviews: 1,113
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 150
Gots: 466 | FT: 30
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.

(Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-12-2002)
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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SportsandJorts

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1%

12-20-2012 03:38:38 | More by SportsandJorts
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brentblack1

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

03-29-2013 21:01:23 | More by brentblack1
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webmanspidey

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a snifter. Dark amber/brown color with moderate head. The smell is pretty intense: very alcoholic and sweet with hints of maple syrup and molasses.

Taste continues to be sweet with a very strong oak flavor, one of the few oak aged beers where the flavor has been at the forefront. There's a slight nuttiness to this one as well.

Mouthfeel is medium to heavy with decent amount of carbonation. For a fairly high strength the drinkability does not suffer here.

Pretty good. Worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2009 03:22:32 | More by webmanspidey
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SaxmanRick

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

10-13-2012 15:08:06 | More by SaxmanRick
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beersdmf17

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-30-2014 19:12:28 | More by beersdmf17
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ggaughan

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 22 or 25 oz bottle. The bottle was different than the picture above as it had a silk screened lable on it in white that was pretty darn cool. I poured the beer into my trusty Duvel tulip.

The beer poured a deep black color with a slight tan head that disapated rather quickly. left behind was a good ring around the glass and some solid lacing down the sides. The aroma was a full toasted caramel smell, pleasing to the nose. The tasted was a nice toasted, malty bite up front with some very nice vanilla tones as well which made for a smooth mouth feel. With a medium body, this is still a pretty darn easy beer to drink because it is tastey and so smooth going down but yet it leaves a nice taste in the mouth.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2006 02:42:26 | More by ggaughan
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Greggy

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Just able to see the light through the dark ruby/black color. Nice lacing.

S- Choc. covered cherries, fresh flour, lactose sweetness, and a bit of buttery vanilla.

T- Dark choc, dryness of oak, cherries, dry hop finish, vanilla and touch of butterscotch.

M- Low carb, velvety smooth, dry finish is nice.

D- 8.5% is well hidden, not bad. I found it similar to 1554.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2008 18:28:10 | More by Greggy
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GuttaMane138

Florida

4/5  rDev +1%

01-29-2014 14:25:38 | More by GuttaMane138
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bigdeuce

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is true. This is no American Strong Ale, but I have seen it listed as some type of English Strong Ale. Anyway, it is some type of Imperial Stout in my estimation. Nonetheless, this is an outstanding beer. Scents of deep chocolate, cherries, robust coffee shine through. Tastes similar, very light and unique. Heavy ABV not well detected. An a great looking opaque beer. I did not see a large foamy head, but it still is worth pouring and looking at. A nice well rounded nightcap, brew!

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2008 20:44:35 | More by bigdeuce
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zenithberwyn

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

01-01-2013 09:08:37 | More by zenithberwyn
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3/5  rDev -24.2%

12-15-2013 01:37:24 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

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krl2112

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

12-07-2012 20:11:09 | More by krl2112
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brbrocc

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

08-26-2012 22:06:08 | More by brbrocc
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mpenning13

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

04-18-2014 01:46:35 | More by mpenning13
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DruC4

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1%

06-18-2012 19:29:29 | More by DruC4
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

07-12-2012 22:44:32 | More by Brushkanna
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Rau71

California

4/5  rDev +1%

07-05-2013 16:00:33 | More by Rau71
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another one I've heard a lot about, although not as much hype, glad to try it.
Poured into becker pint glass; oily brown pour, black in the glass with a medium tan head that sticks around leaving nice lacing. Smell is dark fruit, bourbon, vanilla and oak. Taste is big roasted malt, dark fruits bathed in boozy bourbon, with vanilla and oak finishing out a mellow, sweet finish with alcohol heat washing everything down. While not as well-balanced as other big name ones, this is a good easily accessible BA imperial stout. It's a bit messy compared to BCBS, but still good. Mouthfeel is full but a bit too slick, I'd prefer a bit more creaminess.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 21:23:26 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.66/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've had this on tap a number of times at Jacs (Madison). And while my wife loves it, I've always felt overwhelmed by its bourbon-barrel booziness. But somehow now that I'm having it from a 12 oz. bottle, I find it enchanting. Seems counter-intuitive that the alcohol would be better hidden coming from a bottle than from a tap. But the vanilla roundness and lactose sweetness play front and center, and I now love it.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 06:17:15 | More by martyl1000
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Slynger

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dragon's Milk pours a deep blackened oak color with a slim lid of lightly frothy-creamy light tan.

Nose is a touch light, but presents chocolate and caramel aromas along with some roasted scents and a little bit of vanilla oak.

Slick, smooth, whole-milky feel to a full body with very light carbonation. Flavor is good and comes in much stronger than the nose. It brings flavors of softly sweet milk chocolate and caramely vanilla beans with lightly roasted and blackened malts. It's all encased in a subtle oaky bourbon woodiness, and finishes with slightly warming alcohol.

Nice, a damn solid brew from NH.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2008 02:56:37 | More by Slynger
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Naugros

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

There is no head at all, darkness abounds...looks flat.

Chocolate, coffee, bourbon, not as much roastiness as most stouts.

Bourbon is front and center on the lips, the tongue picks up some chocolate.

Silky smooth with no bite from the alcohol, which is a pleasant surprise since I expected a big burn. There is also no stout bitterness. As it warms the bourbon flavor takes over almost entirely, muddling up the finish which started off pretty clean. It begins pretty drinkable but becomes more and more vinous as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2010 20:46:30 | More by Naugros
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Benesi88

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-10-2014 17:04:33 | More by Benesi88
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mikey711

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Welcome to New Jersey New Holland.

A: It's black, but it is also brown. There wasn't much head on the pour and the lacing wasn't great.

S: Whiskey, chocolate and vanilla interesting combo.

T: Very sweet tasting, it's kind of like a mix between double bastard and ba boris. Very strang, but still good. Nice oak notes that have a hint of whiskey, than a big of chocolate/oatmeal stout.

M: Full and rather creamy, some booziness but not too much.

D: Fairly easy to drink, and for the price definitely something I will go back to

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2009 23:13:59 | More by mikey711
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
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