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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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very good

3,589 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,589
Reviews: 1,153
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 182
Gots: 616 | 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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4/5  rDev +0.5%

GeoffreyM, Apr 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

bdtva, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

AlphaKingKegger, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

juliusseizure, Apr 15, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Vintage 2012 Bourbon Barrel
12oz served in a snifter.

A - Pours a dark brown almost black with highlighted edges. Small kahki head creates wispy patterns of micro thin bubbles.

S - Chocolate, vanilla, oak wood, toasted but sweet caramel/toffee, chocolate liqueur, bourbon comes out more as it warms.

T/M- Firm chocolate malts, wrapped in vanilla oak, cherry notes, caramel/toffee, maple sweetness, bourbon comes out later, earthy roasted bitterness, and bitter leafy green hops combine with a bourbon alcohol character on the finish.

M - Heavy side of medium body, creamy and fluffy carbonation, but the ethanol thins it out. A tad hot on the finish but seems to work.

I love how this beer shifts from a strong but rounded vanilla oak characeter at first but transitions into a serious bourbon character as it warms up. A very inviting aroma, and wonderfully melded flavors. This is to sipped on preferably around a fire.

StaveHooks, Apr 14, 2013
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4.39/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I like to consider this my fall back when I dont want to drink any of my BCBS or I am out of CW BBS... But the fact is, this one can stand on its own and is no fall back, really good considering the year round easy to obtain status,

Pours about the darkest brown that it could be, almost black, finger of light tan head.

Smell is vanilla, toffee, caramel, oak

taste is much sweeter then most BA stouts, vanilla all over the place, bourbon, chocolate, oak, caramel and finishes with a almost milk stout lactose sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium full and creamy, finishes a little dry for the style, but not offensively so.

This is one I buy 6 months before I plan on drinking, it is almost always hot right away, but at about 6 months to a year it can run with the big boys, New Holland deserves more credit for this one!

Fresh I would give it a solid 4.15, but with a little age I land quite a bit higher!

nickapalooza86, Apr 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

GrantBrennan, Apr 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Illos, Apr 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

beercatbrew, Apr 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

JohnSnowNW, Apr 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

maryd837, Apr 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

gashmoney, Apr 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

bmur112, Apr 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

NastyNate11, Apr 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

ShawneeIrish, Apr 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

JeffTheJuice, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Elfastball7, Apr 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Lurkerson, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of bcm75
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured in a snifter.

One of New Holland's better offerings - sweet but not cloyingly so. Booze tastes are definitely there (can't be ignored). It isn't overpowering, but not quite as well balanced as some of the high-end brews in this genre.

bcm75, Apr 09, 2013
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,589 ratings.