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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

3,215 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,215
Reviews: 1,113
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 150
Gots: 462 | 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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mattop

Virginia

5/5  rDev +26.3%

03-18-2012 17:30:41 | More by mattop
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Emunselle


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

Due to the fact that I am drinking Dragon's Milk with some dark chocolate as I am writing this, I can be more in depth with this review.

Appearance: Its Dark! Barely can see light through it. Looks lightly carbonated. I poured it gently out of the bottle so I don't know what kind of head it may produce but I would assume a very thick head.

Smell: Sweet and malty.

Taste: Kinda Barley-wine like. Sweeter than a typical dark ale. I dig it. Leaves no bitter after taste. In fact it leave a very pleasant after taste.

Mouth Feel: Rather thick. The name implies a thicker feel and that's exactly what you get. But not like you have to chew it.

Seeing how I like thick beer in the right style and flavor, this one will routinely stock my shelf whenever I do my beer runs.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 17:18:06 | More by Emunselle
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jricharc

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

03-17-2012 14:13:46 | More by jricharc
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oldvines

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-17-2012 12:36:06 | More by oldvines
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-16-2012 20:25:29 | More by jheezee
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irs

New Jersey

2.68/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

head is decent. color is good, but some light is getting through. nose is cardboard and molasses. Unfortunately, that is the taste, too. not worth the price. disappointing, given I've been looking forward to trying this. Based on reviews, I will be much happier with Night Tripper. Looking forward to it.
At this ABV, why is this classified as an american stout, versus a double? though I guess it does taste like a fairly weak american stout with some Old Crow mixed in. or maybe just crystal palace vodka.
It is still Way better than Boak's monster mash. That is my number one worst Impy experience. Still looking forward to Night Tripper. If that is so good, why is New Holland still marketing this?

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 03:01:31 | More by irs
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robieobie1

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

03-16-2012 01:31:48 | More by robieobie1
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BJasny

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

03-16-2012 00:50:00 | More by BJasny
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DCgolfpro

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1%

03-15-2012 05:14:34 | More by DCgolfpro
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Mick-e-d


2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

03-12-2012 19:15:21 | More by Mick-e-d
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

03-11-2012 17:25:13 | More by BigBry
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rprinz22

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-11-2012 03:05:31 | More by rprinz22
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DB0Z


4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-11-2012 01:17:01 | More by DB0Z
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Peyton5410

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-10-2012 23:50:09 | More by Peyton5410
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jimelee108

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-10-2012 23:23:48 | More by jimelee108
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jimctin

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

03-09-2012 17:52:58 | More by jimctin
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.4/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

I really need to revisit this one, as the few times I had it I don't think I was ready for BA stouts. One of the most unique beers I have had. Pours black with heavy bourbon and vanilla notes. Tastes like those root beer barrell candies, vanilla and bourbon on the finish. Very warm alcohol. A bit sweet for my tastes, and mouthfeel is rather thin for a stout, especially one with that Imperial name in it. Would like to try and rerate this later. Strange, but extra points for its uniqueness.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 15:22:43 | More by BMMillsy
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scottfrie

California

3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into Portsmouth snifter.
A: Pours near black with a thin finger of creamy light brown head that quickly faded into a fain collar. Hardly any lace.
S: Rich and potent notes of vanilla, booze, caramel and light notes of chocolate. Smells pretty good.
T: Follows the nose with smooth flavors of boozy alcohol, vanilla, and woody oak with a hint of sweet caramel, brown sugar, and chocolate in the finish. The alcohol is actually really smooth. Aftertaste is full of vanilla oak, and I get a hint of roasted coconut as well.
M: The only knock again this beer is how thin it feels. It’s not watery by any stretch, but the carbonation is too low and the mouth is too thin. Slick overall.
O: Great flavor, easy on the palate, but just a bit too watery. This got better after every sip. A few more bubbles would do it wonders. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 02:03:02 | More by scottfrie
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neckbracesub

Indiana

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

Had on tap at Heorot and also bought a bottle and enjoyed a few days later. There is really no difference in taste between each of the two ways.

This is one of the strongest bourbon-influenced stouts that I have had so far, which is saying quite a lot. The aroma is oozing of bourbon and chocolatey goodness, and the color is approaching complete darkness upon pour.

From the initial smell you would believe it to be very pungent with its bourbon taste, almost to an overwhelming state, but it really isn’t. Other than a slight (very slight) dip in aftertaste, this is a terrific bourbon barrel stout.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2012 00:21:40 | More by neckbracesub
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beerFool28607

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

03-08-2012 23:58:50 | More by beerFool28607
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BeerSaint318

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-08-2012 05:30:07 | More by BeerSaint318
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beerhawk41

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

03-08-2012 03:50:45 | More by beerhawk41
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yamar68

Minnesota

2.05/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours an odd looking murky brown sludge with a fizzy tan head. No clarity. On the nose there is tons of chocolate and aggressive burnt wood. This is a real one directional aroma. The taste tells the same story: too much wood that somehow brings some chocolate to the table. The more delicate notes of the base beer are completely overwhelmed by the oak. Low drinkability. One of the worst fiscal decisions I’ve made lately...

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 05:45:55 | More by yamar68
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RobertMathison

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

03-07-2012 00:31:07 | More by RobertMathison
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review 300!

vintage 2011.

12oz bottle poured into snifter glass.

Appearance: dark black beer with a thin cap that fades to a small ring around the glass. spotty lace.

Smell: A vanilla and oak bomb with some fudge brownies and chocolate cake. U can smell some booze in there too.

Taste: moderately roasty with mildly bitter notes upfront. Expresso, cocoa, and dark chocolates. The beer sweetens up in the middle with mostly vanilla and some taste of chocolate cake. Bourbon is noticed in the finish and makes the oak notes become more pronounced. The bourbon is warming and has just a subtle boozy heat to it.

Mouthfeel: Its medium bodied stout with low carbonation. Really smooth bourbon barrel stout. Its a little too flat, but its close enough and does not hinder the beer too much.

Overall: This beer is Bourbon County Stouts little brother. Now that BCBS is so hard to get I will be drinking a lot more of this beer because its easier to get and quite comparable. New Holland does a great job with this barrel aged beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 02:09:30 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
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