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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

3,472 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,472
Reviews: 1,138
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 164
Gots: 566 | 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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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-20-2013 17:44:53 | More by Rhettroactive
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kodt

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-20-2013 14:57:56 | More by kodt
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Morakaton

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-19-2013 05:35:25 | More by Morakaton
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HardTarget

Texas

3.94/5  rDev -0.8%

Appearance: Black glass lets some light through at the edges, holds a soapy white foam that clings to the glass.

Smell: Woody barrel, bourbon barrel, just barrel, and some wood. It lets you know there was a lot of tree involved in the brewing of this beer. Some malt gives a hint of support.

Taste: Boozy, bourbon is up front and full volume. Following behind is a rush of sugary roasted malt, with a light lactic 'milk stout' edge.

Mouthfeel: Medium, almost medium heavy body, low carbonation, slick oily finish. Alcoholic evaporation in the finish goes beyond dry to slightly burning/numbing.

Overall: A real one two punch. The heavy bourbon fire put out with the malty shovel. By them selves, both are overwhelming, combined, just a bit closer to center where the two Venn Diagrams overlap. A real sipper.

Thanks to Illudium for the sample!

11-19-2013 00:54:06 | More by HardTarget
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dbrelsfo

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-19-2013 00:19:42 | More by dbrelsfo
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jmtpi

France

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

11-18-2013 20:57:35 | More by jmtpi
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guilty2

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

11-17-2013 04:13:00 | More by guilty2
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.91/5  rDev -1.5%

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours pitch black with basically no head to speak of; just a tiny bit of fizz. There is a bit of a ring around the top of the beer but again, unimpressive.

Aroma is full of bourbon with lots of vanilla and wood. There is some dark fruit in there along with a touch of sweet chocolate.

Bourbon right off the bat in the flavor. Rich vanilla notes that drown out pretty much everything else. Buried underneath is some milk chocolate, roasted malt, and dark fruit. Very thick and heavy mouthfeel and a sweet, sticky finish.

Overall, I really like bourbon so this is a real tasty beer but I feel it is a little unbalanced. Bourbon really dominates the whole thing and there isn't any room for the other flavors to come through. Lacking some complexity but still a pretty nice beer.

11-17-2013 03:45:50 | More by rangerred
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SiegeSpitfire

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-16-2013 18:03:35 | More by SiegeSpitfire
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Dayman766

Illinois

3/5  rDev -24.4%

11-15-2013 23:20:36 | More by Dayman766
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Lightman

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

11-15-2013 23:00:17 | More by Lightman
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TheBrewWhisperer

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-15-2013 22:24:49 | More by TheBrewWhisperer
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acp21178

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-15-2013 14:00:22 | More by acp21178
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jjwisenheimer

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

11-15-2013 12:54:51 | More by jjwisenheimer
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-15-2013 03:41:07 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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Josiah2729

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-14-2013 13:33:05 | More by Josiah2729
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Scrapss

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%

Bomber poured into a Stella Artois chalice.

A: Dark and not very active. One finger head that dissipates to a light ring leading to thin soapy lacing. Has some legs!

S: Big oaky, vanillan up front with subtle roasted notes shining underneath. Has some of that big bourbon nose.

T: WHOA. Big as life and coming out of left field with a giant haymaker, It almost doesn't remind me of beer. Hot and boozy, verging on a hot boozy mess but very very complex while doing it. Minor roasted notes but they get engulfed in this big bourbon aged note.

M: thinner than nose and taste would predict. Filling without being overly thick, nor cloying nor overtly boozy. The heat is exceptionally subtle and quite welcome. Very oaky finish. Big vanilla.

O: It verges on hot boozy mess, but somehow just balances and teeters on the brink, then pulls it off. Nicely, I might add.

11-14-2013 01:13:59 | More by Scrapss
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king75

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-13-2013 15:26:09 | More by king75
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-13-2013 02:17:57 | More by buzzy
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RJ32S

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-12-2013 14:46:19 | More by RJ32S
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chewy6935

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-12-2013 03:34:02 | More by chewy6935
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wolf_switzer

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-12-2013 03:21:15 | More by wolf_switzer
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bhudlow23

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

11-12-2013 02:07:27 | More by bhudlow23
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yuenglingfan101

Indiana

4.94/5  rDev +24.4%

Loved this beer dark in color mild to medium head. So creamy and yet barrel aged. I couldn't get enough of this beer so lives up to its name. i could drink this beer all day long anywhere at any time. I happened to see where this beer was brewed so that is so freaking awesome kudos to new holland brewing company

11-11-2013 16:54:33 | More by yuenglingfan101
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MrDave

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-11-2013 16:22:42 | More by MrDave
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,472 ratings.