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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

3,445 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,445
Reviews: 1,135
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 165
Gots: 552 | FT: 35
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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dchabala


3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

09-01-2012 00:13:25 | More by dchabala
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BRUKOWSKI

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-30-2012 23:59:20 | More by BRUKOWSKI
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Savearth

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-29-2012 23:17:50 | More by Savearth
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-29-2012 02:35:08 | More by duceswild
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astebelton

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-28-2012 01:32:10 | More by astebelton
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MButkus


4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-27-2012 20:45:41 | More by MButkus
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higgsboson

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-26-2012 23:02:12 | More by higgsboson
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brbrocc

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-26-2012 22:06:08 | More by brbrocc
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Tyrolaspenleaf

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-25-2012 21:11:30 | More by Tyrolaspenleaf
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matttttYCE

Arizona

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%

2012 Vintage

One finger, creamy, medium brown head fades to a tan ring. Pitch black beer color. Light lace, more than I was expecting actually.

Very pleasant bourbon, barrel heat, oak, and vanilla right out of the gate. Light coconut also. Behind that some char, rich roasted malts, milk chocolate, and some brownie, dark fruits like raisins, fig jam. Alcohol is more noticeable as it warms.

Much of the same barrel qualities from the nose, but more toasted coconut in the taste. Melds quite nicely with the roasted and charred malts, milk/dark chocolate mix, light burnt coffee, sweetness, burnt brown sugar, raisins and figs, and some more alcohol heat.

Medium-ish body, silky smooth consistency, low-medium carbonation, and a slightly lengthy finish.

Overall this is a really good barrel aged stout. The aroma is superb and the taste closely follows suit. The mouthfeel could have been a little more full bodied, but the lighter body does make it seem more drinkable. Regardless, this is a great bbal stout. Thank you so much to tut2528 for this as AN EXTRA(!) in our recent trade! You're awesome Ryan.

08-25-2012 07:24:01 | More by matttttYCE
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Kerrie

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-25-2012 03:57:39 | More by Kerrie
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Turing

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-25-2012 01:45:41 | More by Turing
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7Durandal7

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-24-2012 20:45:25 | More by 7Durandal7
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jrkoller

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-22-2012 02:54:31 | More by jrkoller
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ksp1978


5/5  rDev +25.9%

08-22-2012 02:09:20 | More by ksp1978
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InfernalPotato

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-22-2012 02:04:12 | More by InfernalPotato
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HarrySTruman

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev -2.3%

Dark brown/red, almost black. Small head that dissipates quickly, slight lacing, but a good lacing for the style.

Smells of dark fruits, figs, oak barrel, alcohol and molasses.

Taste is very interesting. Not hard to drink, tastes like the smell, very well balanced. Actually pretty easy to drink given the oak barrel aging (which I feel can lead to making a beer a sipper, this one doesn't have that effect) and high ABV. Hints of bitter chocolate and malts, mixed with oak, alcohol and dark fruits.

It's smooth but pretty thick. Mild flavors and high ABV make it slightly harder to drink than an average American Stout, but not bad considering what it is.

I really like this, although it will absolutely get you drunk in a jiffy. Either take it slow or drink out of the public eye!

08-21-2012 06:11:39 | More by HarrySTruman
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Wanna_B_Hmong


5/5  rDev +25.9%

08-21-2012 03:21:30 | More by Wanna_B_Hmong
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-20-2012 18:18:09 | More by rolltide8425
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JVan

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-20-2012 14:29:59 | More by JVan
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ajs4bd

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-20-2012 12:31:26 | More by ajs4bd
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Acuity

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-20-2012 05:01:58 | More by Acuity
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WDJersey

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-20-2012 01:23:20 | More by WDJersey
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JBarx

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-19-2012 21:55:39 | More by JBarx
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Blind

Missouri

1/5  rDev -74.8%

08-19-2012 17:56:15 | More by Blind
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,445 ratings.