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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

3,745 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,745
Reviews: 1,162
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 195
Gots: 681 | FT: 38
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: 3,745 | Reviews: 1,162 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev +0.5%

buckyp, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of rodlavers
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Growler pour for Super Bowl. No head, as dark as you can get before it's black, with hints of red, very slight hints.

Smell is decent, not as intense as other bba beers: weakened vanilla, molasses, etc., some bourbon.

Taste is similar but more complex: dark fruit, some chocolate and coffe in there. Vanilla molasses and light bourbon notes are prominent.

Feel is nice and smooth, extremely light carbonation, a sense of earthiness to it. Enjoyable beer but not in the same league as other bba stouts, re: BCBS, BN, KBS. But don't let that sway you, go ahead and try it it's good. Cheers.

rodlavers, Feb 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

wonothesane42, Feb 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

cvalleskey, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Mibarak, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of Bills453
3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - dark dark brown to black. Nice mocha 2 finger head. Nice and frothy.

Smell - smells like a sweet dessert almost. I think this one is most certainly a dessert stout.

Taste - good. I like it. Can really taste the barrel.

Mouthfeel - nice and smooth

Overall - very nice stout offering, plus DRAGON,

Bills453, Feb 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

jwat, Feb 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

DmanGTR, Feb 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

avisong, Feb 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

jayfolly, Feb 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

calcnerd, Feb 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

HopFace, Jan 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

medrolific, Jan 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

noblittjared, Jan 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

LooseMoose1978, Jan 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

bryseitz, Jan 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Hockey_Fan, Jan 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

njhopspop, Jan 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

EmmTee, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of MickeyBeer
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- Pours a deep blackish brown that lets just a little bit of light through. Almost entirely opaque with about one finger of creamy tan head. Great lacing as well.

S- Sweet malty smell with notes of chocolate and coffee.

T- Sweet up front with chocolate flavors and a hint of coffee. Finishes with a oaky aftertaste. A little taste of alcohol too.

M- Full bodied and creamy mouthfeel. The sweet and complex flavors mask the 10% ABV well.

O- A tasty brew with a variety of complex flavors. I enjoyed the aged oak taste that this stout provides. It is both interesting and delicious and the ABV certainly packs a punch.

MickeyBeer, Jan 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

koes0024, Jan 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

kdilks, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of GoldHorde
3.18/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a molassy dark brown - NOT opaque however - light penetrates through with an amber glow. The aroma of vanilla is there - but no clue of the wood. The initial mouthfeel was lighter than expected as this is billed as from the High Gravity Series and I had expected a maltier (thicker) body. The first taste revealed the high gravity was more at> alcohal content than malt and thus more watery. This can be appreciated in many circles - I recall a friend's college dorm homebrew recipe called "Beggers Blend" impressively gifted in a high gravity Alc-by-Vol content that was sought after for any late hours party (it was basically a dextrose bomb). That comment aside, this beer definitely has more craft at work than those creations. The oak shows up in the flavor in front trumpet while the vanilla plays Montovani (cascading background strings). I'd like to see more work on this creation more at> heavier body while maintaining the Alc-by-Vol. It is a nice beer with a great name and crafte base that deserves a little further in refinements.

GoldHorde, Jan 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

3agle87, Jan 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

EvilAsh, Jan 24, 2013
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,745 ratings.