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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

3,302 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,302
Reviews: 1,120
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 156
Gots: 483 | FT: 32
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: 3,302 | Reviews: 1,120 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-16-2012 04:10:14 | More by jstewart1130
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

02-15-2012 19:46:49 | More by Paul68
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3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown opaque color with garnet highlights at the edges and a thin later of milk chocolate head that dissipates leaving no trace.

Booze, malted milk balls, molasses, and oak lead the nose, with nutty roast malt forming the backbone. Hints of plums and raisins surface, and a hint of earthy hop.

Flavor is dominated by dark fruit initially, raisins, figs, and alcohol linger throughout. Roast malt surfaces late, with oak and a hint of citrus rounding the profile. As it warms chocolate dominates the taste.

Body is fairly thick, with minimal carbonation, and an alcoholic warmth can be felt throughout the sip.

A very tasty brew that could benefit from a little aging to soften the alcohol. Would definitely buy again.

Serving type: growler

02-15-2012 05:49:09 | More by barczar
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

02-15-2012 03:15:24 | More by tdmccarthy
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4/5  rDev +1%

02-14-2012 22:58:21 | More by bvdubn
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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

02-13-2012 22:49:49 | More by AndyTaylor
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-13-2012 16:51:40 | More by Kaydogg
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

02-13-2012 00:28:23 | More by awellusedwallet
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3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Very dark brown with tan head that disappears quickly and leaves bubbles.

S- Roasted malt and chocolate.

T- The roasted malt and chocolate come through immediately with some oak and booze. Chocolate dominates the aftertaste.

M- Surprisingly light with little carbonation.

O- Good complex beer, but leaves me wanting a little more.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 01:47:46 | More by stephenjmoore
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-11-2012 21:56:01 | More by Pillowburn
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-11-2012 03:22:12 | More by jopi2222
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-10-2012 23:49:06 | More by skulkdub
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-10-2012 20:04:27 | More by Beerme09
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

02-09-2012 04:00:51 | More by DuffBrew85
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

02-09-2012 03:42:43 | More by hippityhophead24
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3.33/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Beer pours deep brown with about a 1/2 inch tan head that laces nicely and persists in a ring around the glass. Where light makes it through, it appears deep ruby red.

S- The smell hit me as soon as I took the cap off of the bottle. First and foremost, I get a boozy smell that reminds me alot of scotch. Some nutty coffee tries to come through, but is mostly beaten back by this scotch-like smell.

T- Much like the nose, booze dominates the taste right up front. There is a taste that develops that I describe almost like the char you would find on a burnt steak, then ends with dark roast coffee.

M- Immediately causes a mild sting to the tongue, which I like. Feels fairly light in the mouth, I think as a result of the stinging/numbing I feel from it. Nice warming feeling that results from the ABV in this one.

O- This beer would be absolutely fantastic if there were a lower ABV version. The booze takes center stage here and is too much at times. If the underlying flavors didn't have to compete in this one, I would rate it much higher.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 01:30:59 | More by Gladius270
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South Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a super deep, dark brown. Pretty much no head here, just a small ring around the edge. Lacing doesn't stick to the glass, viscosity seems a little weak

S - An ok aroma but pretty faint, bourbon oaky, vanilla, chocolate and maybe some cherry or other darker fruits

T - Thank god it taste very good, I was worried. Chocolate and cherries for sure, bourbon and oak, and vanilla. Definitely a bit boozy

M - Not nearly as light as the appearance would suggest, medium bodied plus for sure. More of a sipper but very good.

O - A good rich warming brew. Dark fruits and bourbon oakyness dominate.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 00:58:28 | More by MacQ32
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4/5  rDev +1%

02-08-2012 03:21:43 | More by LJWalker
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New York

3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours chestnut brown but passes no light through the glass. A modest tan head leaves some film and little lace.

This one is rather subdued, with a mix of chocolate, light bourbon, perhaps some vanilla. Lightly roasted malt adds little. As it warms, there is a suggestion of Kahlua.

The flavor follows the nose, however, it emphasizes bourbon, especially in the long finish. With warmth, cherry cordial comes out with a hint of oak. This one is substantially better at warmer temperatures.

A smooth texture, with lively carbonation, medium body and warming alcohol above expectation.

Paired with a cigar while reading, this one sips well. Other examples of the style are bolder, but this is a better match in the everyday line-up.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 22:12:53 | More by SLeffler27
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-06-2012 23:06:10 | More by lbour
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

02-05-2012 05:54:34 | More by andersen8185
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-04-2012 23:39:21 | More by bringmetobelgium
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

02-04-2012 23:11:11 | More by falconxman
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

02-04-2012 14:50:41 | More by snowking44
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

02-04-2012 03:39:08 | More by dmorgan310
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
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