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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

3,229 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,229
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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wagenvolks

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

09-20-2012 02:26:50 | More by wagenvolks
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MySauceIsHot

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

09-19-2012 19:35:44 | More by MySauceIsHot
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Nutwood

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

09-19-2012 08:31:30 | More by Nutwood
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 vintage

pours black, looks a bit thin. light cocoa and cream head.

very bourbon forward, slightly abrasive and sharp. faint vanilla and oak.

as this warmed to rooms temp, the bourbon tamed itself a bit. very bourbon forward. some light roasted malt and light sweet vanilla.

very moderate carbonation, light body, some tingle from the booze.

pretty decent for an easy off the shelf whiskey BA aged stout.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 00:05:15 | More by hooliganlife
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arizcards

Arizona

4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber at the end of July 2011 from Opperman's Cork 'N' Ale in Saginaw Michigan for $7.99.

Beer poured jet black with a beige head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose is toasted oak, vanilla, and bourbon.

Taste was warm with the initial sips, bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts, slightly sweet as the malts overcome the hops but tasty nonetheless.

Mouthfeel was light for the gravity of the beer but smooth.'

Overall this is a pretty smackable beer, lighter than what i expected. The heat from the booze had subsided to make it just right.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 23:40:45 | More by arizcards
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tmm313

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -43.2%

09-15-2012 23:56:04 | More by tmm313
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Shnanign

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

09-15-2012 02:02:20 | More by Shnanign
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mtnwesdew

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

09-14-2012 15:05:29 | More by mtnwesdew
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in a snifter.

pours a deep brown / borderline black shade while yielding a finger of mocha colored head lapsing at a normal pace, leaving some patchy lacing. nose offers roasted malt, vanilla, coffee, and alcohol. enjoyable aroma, though nothing otherworldly.

taste follows with the roasted malt, vanilla, and coffee characters flanked by seconday notes of molasses, chocolate, and caramel. lot of tasty stuff going on. the booze isn't as well-hidden as perhaps it could be, which would be my biggest criticism. medium-full bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall a tasty beer, reminds me a little of dogfish head's palo santo marron. not world class territory here but one i would be happy to have again.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 22:31:18 | More by BostonHops
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wendylg


3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

09-13-2012 15:59:06 | More by wendylg
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buckywarren


4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

09-12-2012 23:23:56 | More by buckywarren
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a small wispy beige head leaving lacing down the glass.

Smells chocolate with just a faint hint of bourbon. A little boozy.

Lots of chocolate on the flavor too. Roasty malts and a bit of vanilla. Finishes semi-sweet with yet more chocolate and a bit of a boozy kick. Would not guess bourbon from this.

Good medium thick mouthfeel with medium carb levels. Good creaminess.

Good beer, but not overly complex and docked a point for not having any noticeable bourbon presence.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 21:20:43 | More by jmarsh123
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bodiddle

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

09-10-2012 00:21:37 | More by bodiddle
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

09-09-2012 05:11:44 | More by heddar33
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1%

09-09-2012 01:22:14 | More by Kunstman
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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stephens101

Oklahoma

3.43/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark brown in color with plenty of light shining through at the edges. Little to no head but a few bubbles here and there. Dark fruits, grain and sour candy to the nose. Malty, fruity and vinous makes for a unique flavor profile. The vanilla and oak is there for sure. Medium bodied and dry. Taste the alcohol my friends. Let's just say this brew does not have all the expected qualities, but it works on enough levels to keep one interested throughout a bomber session.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 23:08:26 | More by stephens101
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Skeletor1976

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

09-07-2012 16:57:13 | More by Skeletor1976
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WoodburyMN

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

09-07-2012 13:13:34 | More by WoodburyMN
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ellswrth

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

09-07-2012 02:15:38 | More by ellswrth
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Woodysbeard

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

09-06-2012 15:57:20 | More by Woodysbeard
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Cramerican

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

09-06-2012 02:36:09 | More by Cramerican
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

09-05-2012 18:03:41 | More by comfortablynirm
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sethmcconkey

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

09-05-2012 02:37:46 | More by sethmcconkey
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chrisp1090

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

09-05-2012 01:28:23 | More by chrisp1090
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,229 ratings.