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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

3,235 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,235
Reviews: 1,113
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 150
Gots: 467 | 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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Thirstygoat

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

11-22-2012 18:39:20 | More by Thirstygoat
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MadScientist

New York

3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A deep, dark ruby brown almost black with good clarity. The head is a medium light brown with small compact bubbles and average retention.

S: A moderate oak aroma having mostly chocolate and vanilla characteristics with a light touch of cinnamon. There is moderately-light malt sweetness with some roasted and chocolate malt aromas. There are no hops aroma.

T: Rich malt flavors with oak and some bourbon like character. The oak brings a fair amount of vanilla that plays well with others, complimenting the chocolate and roasted malt flavors. The is a moderately hops bitterness with no hops flavor. A light touch of fruity ester having a little bit of fig and prune-like flavors. The balance is about even between the malt sweetness being countered by the hops bitterness and the alcohol. The finish is slightly sweet with a roasty, chocolate aftertaste.

M: A creamy, medium-full bodied beer with a moderately-light carbonation. No astringency and a slight slickness on the tongue. The alcohol is very apparent, being a touch boozy at first but its a gentle warmth afterwards.

O: A nicely balanced oak aged stout with some alcohol warmth.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 00:13:47 | More by MadScientist
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Thumper


4/5  rDev +1%

11-20-2012 19:57:22 | More by Thumper
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TerryB

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

11-20-2012 18:51:15 | More by TerryB
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JamesShoemaker

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1%

11-20-2012 15:58:58 | More by JamesShoemaker
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AbbyAlex


4/5  rDev +1%

11-20-2012 14:29:06 | More by AbbyAlex
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AltimusPrime

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

11-19-2012 22:47:37 | More by AltimusPrime
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

11-19-2012 05:13:30 | More by mportnoy
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Hellblazer


4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-18-2012 15:58:01 | More by Hellblazer
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

11-18-2012 04:26:48 | More by MN_Beerticker
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

11-18-2012 03:49:20 | More by mendvicdog
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simi46

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -24.2%

11-18-2012 01:53:08 | More by simi46
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Bruv

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

11-18-2012 00:07:23 | More by Bruv
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Rmatuszak2

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

11-17-2012 19:35:12 | More by Rmatuszak2
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sneaks2210

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

11-17-2012 16:49:10 | More by sneaks2210
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cackalacky

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-17-2012 14:55:06 | More by cackalacky
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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

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

Had a pint at Penguin's practice facility in Canonsburg, PA. Served in a standard pint glass pretty cold. Little head and looks dark & opaque. Don't blame this on the brewery; just going with how this was served to me.

Smells pretty good. Nice oak, bourbon and vanilla notes. Some detectable alcohol notes from the bourbon. Tastes great- love the vanilla & bourbon character. Sweet tasting- guessing some lactose in here. Nice lingering sweet bourbon & honey-like sweetness. Mouthfeel seems like an issue to me. Feels light. Needs more body and more mouthfeel. The perceived alcohol seems hidden but I know it's there.

Overall, glad to have finally tried. A solid dark oaked bourbon beer. Needs a little fine tuning though.

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2012 02:07:47 | More by jwhancher
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DCocco86

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

11-15-2012 01:13:23 | More by DCocco86
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sveil

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-15-2012 00:30:09 | More by sveil
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

11-12-2012 23:54:35 | More by jsurfs82
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illini4x4


4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-12-2012 01:25:45 | More by illini4x4
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

11-11-2012 20:10:24 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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tjhskr


4/5  rDev +1%

11-10-2012 23:05:16 | More by tjhskr
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Tarks

Manitoba (Canada)

2/5  rDev -49.5%

11-10-2012 19:41:55 | More by Tarks
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Craigory

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

11-10-2012 13:11:26 | More by Craigory
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,235 ratings.