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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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89
very good

3,339 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,339
Reviews: 1,123
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 14.11%
Wants: 160
Gots: 496 | FT: 33
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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Ratings: 3,339 | Reviews: 1,123 | Display Reviews Only:
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Twifiter

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-15-2012 20:39:10 | More by Twifiter
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Soomars

Georgia

3/5  rDev -24.4%

10-15-2012 16:44:46 | More by Soomars
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-15-2012 15:34:43 | More by goblue3509
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dav2080

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-15-2012 01:20:29 | More by dav2080
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Gerasimos

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

10-14-2012 02:01:23 | More by Gerasimos
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SaxmanRick

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

10-13-2012 15:08:06 | More by SaxmanRick
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khargro2

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

10-13-2012 05:15:20 | More by khargro2
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ksimons

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-very dark brown with almost no highlights seen, a very thin layer of tan head quickly disappears to leave some lacing around the top

S-boozy, chocolate, vanilla, sticky malts, and a light roasted coffee smell

T-taste has a lot of nice roasted notes to it, chocolate, vanilla, oaky, coffee, and a strong amount of alcohol.

M-medium to full body, smooth, very light carbonation, a slight burnt taste left in the mouth

Overall this is a very interesting beer. It is heavy on the booze taste/smell/feel, but a lot of other flavors come out which are often missing in high ABV beers. It is expensive but if I found it again I would probably buy it.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 23:43:46 | More by ksimons
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-12-2012 23:07:28 | More by hollywood_15063
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Alextricity

Michigan

3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pitch black. Seemingly no lacing. Not much to be said here.

Smell: Coffee, smokey, and chocolatey.

Taste/feel: Interesting. Very interesting. It has a lot of chocolate and coffee like you'd expect in a stout, but there's some smoke in there. Another surprise was the feel and carbonation. The feel is rather light, and the carbonation is medium/high. The alcohol is easily detected in this one as well. Stouts and porters and the like aren't my favorite styles, but I don't hate this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 21:11:04 | More by Alextricity
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Hardy_Brew

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

10-12-2012 03:53:15 | More by Hardy_Brew
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SometimesIfart

Michigan

3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - Pours black with a small mocha head. Light still manages to penetrate. Leaves no lacing

S - Whiskey, slight vanilla, dark roasted malt. And that's about it.

T - Strong booze up front, perhaps a bourbon meets a tequila, slight roasted malt, rich oak and vanilla. Taste gets better as it sits. Chocolate also works it's way into the finish.

M. Very heavy boozy body with almost no carbonation. I simply cannot get over the bourbon boozyness.

O - Overall, I was excited to try this beer after hearing so many good things about it. Sadly it did not live up to what I had expected. Typically New Holland always impresses me but I did no like this beer as much as I had hoped. I wouldn't pay $3.99 for another 12 oz. Bottle

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 01:00:11 | More by SometimesIfart
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pogoowner

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-09-2012 01:13:47 | More by pogoowner
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dkroger24


4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-08-2012 04:26:15 | More by dkroger24
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GetTheYayo

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-07-2012 22:15:38 | More by GetTheYayo
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-07-2012 16:51:31 | More by BigTrubble
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SpasticKoala

New York

4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep dark chocolate brown/mahogany. The head was a chocolate milk color and laced nicely. A beer where you just want to take a moment and stare at it.

Smell: Not as deep as I expected. There are definitely notes of chocolate and vanilla with a very faint whiff of oak/bourbon.

Taste: Overall very complex. Lots of roasted malt flavors, molasses, dark chocolate. The vanilla and oak flavors are much more prevalent on the palate than they were on the nose. I'm finding background flavors of brown sugar, caramel, and whiskey.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel was lighter than I expected. I figured a deep thick stout, but instead it was just a touch over medium. It was very smooth with just a soft amount of carbonation, which was appropriate.

I enjoyed two pours of this over the course of the evening. With each mouthful this beer grew on me more and more. Definitely worth seeking out and keeping a few bottles in storage.

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2012 22:52:34 | More by SpasticKoala
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BeerOps

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-06-2012 22:34:16 | More by BeerOps
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PthPndr

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-06-2012 15:22:39 | More by PthPndr
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Angryzen

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-06-2012 15:09:44 | More by Angryzen
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PEBKAC

New York

3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

4-pack from Whole Foods. Rounded pint glass. Dimpled stein at the ready just in case things get serious.

Brown on black body. Ho-hum tan head.

Smells sticky. Melted malt balls & licorice sticks. Macerated brown bread. Chocolate cherries.

Milky texture, very lightly carbed. Lots of residual, warming booze(a bit too potent, but not harsh). Anise. Toffee & wood. Puff of ashy smoke & earthy bitterness on the finish.

Even better on cask. :)

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 09:43:27 | More by PEBKAC
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Trappeze. Poured into a chalice. Frothy, beige head, soapy lacing. Black body. Aroma is mild coffee, vanilla, coconut, mild malt sweetness, slight booze. Pretty nice amalgam of flavors, complex. Very easy drinking for the high abv, very. Flavors really start popping upon warming. Excellent.

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2012 03:05:03 | More by KickbacksSteve
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bigjer78

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-06-2012 01:25:39 | More by bigjer78
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julian89

Georgia

3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

From 12 oz bottle into pint glass

Appearance: Pours a rich chocolate brown with an inch ivory head with fair retention. Opaque reddish brown in the light.

Smell: High in alcohol and molasses. Very sweet smelling. Followed by dark chocolate and freshness.

Taste: Very rich in chocolate and dark sugars. The alcohol is very pronounced. The dark malt bitterness is dominating.

Mouthfeel: This is a rich strong beer. The mouthfeel is medium thick and the carbonation is fantastic for an imperial stout.

Drinkability: Pretty good imperial stout, the taste needs a little more. Maybe a little age will lessen the alcohol burn.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 21:12:27 | More by julian89
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Traumahop


1/5  rDev -74.8%

10-04-2012 02:23:02 | More by Traumahop
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,339 ratings.