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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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3,934 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,934
Reviews: 1,179
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 209
Gots: 751 | 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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Photo of jtierney89
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A really good looking deep mahogany brew. Tan head but still pretty bright for such a dark beer.

This beer is labeled as an american stout but it's a 10% oal aged ale? why not just call it an american strong ale? oh well. On with it.

Very unique, incredibly subdued, but there's a lot to it. Charred-oak, chocolate, vanilla, fresh brewed coffee, espresso beans, touches of licorice, mint, and dark fruit. If the taste is as complex as the nose, i'm looking forward to it.

A very unique beer. All the flavors are almost seamlessly rolled into one concise sip. Flavor profile is much the same as the nose. Charred oak, vanilla, and chocolate being the dominate flavors. Roasted and coffee flavors balance all these seemingly sweet flavors. A touch of bittering hops also comes into play at just the right time along with a bit of detectable alcohol.

Rich and creamy mouthfeel with flavors that compliment the feeling, Not sure what this beer truly is stylistically but it has the grace of an american stout with the depth of a Russian Imperial Stout. I'm really impressed by this brew.

jtierney89, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of thisladyluck
3/5  rDev -24.6%

thisladyluck, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of SaneMan
4/5  rDev +0.5%

SaneMan, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of Oboogie
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Oboogie, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of meanmutt
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

meanmutt, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of thydarkprevails
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 22 oz bomber poured into my duvel tulip. Served at 55 degrees F. Pours a dark dark brown with a finger length beige head that shrinks to near nothingness. Aroma is toasted dark malt, bourbon, vanilla, and coffee. Flavor is as complex as the aroma. Vanilla, chocolate, mild bourbon, oak wood, cream, and roasted barley. Mouthfeel is medium and quite sticky. Pretty good beer.

thydarkprevails, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of rinhaak
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a red wine glass.

Pours a deep rich mahogany/brown, almost the shade of root beer. A thin, flimsy head that actually clings nicely to the side of the glass.

Aromas of chocolate, cherries, deep plums, oak, and red wine.

A wonderful mouth with flavors of oak, cherry, vanilla, and caramel. It is sweet, though not cloying; I personally felt that the sweetness was well balanced. With a silky, velvety mouthfeel (almost like a milkshake), the lactose shines through. A slight booziness gives away the high ABV.

I am not certain that this is really a stout, and I actually could almost taste some Belgian-style yeasts. (To my palate, it was more like a quad.) I tremendously enjoy this beer, and I highly recommend it!

rinhaak, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of EricCioe
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours very dark brown with brown highlights, not much head. On the nose there are powerful notes of alcohol, vanilla, raisins, and sugar. In the mouth the sweetness is overwhelming, hardly any roasted malt or hops to balance the sweetness. The booze heat makes for a nice long finish, though the body is too sticky for me.

Overall, this is probably a bit too sweet and the bourbon doesn't really integrate all that well. Also I'm not convinced this is a stout, more like an imperial brown or old ale.

EricCioe, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of zchops
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

zchops, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of AaronBurr
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

AaronBurr, Apr 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

guytyping, Apr 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

GTB, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -24.6%

smartassboiler, Apr 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

KCM, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of Etan
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz into a pint glass at Bradford's tasting.

A: Black with brownish hues. An off-white head forms and recedes quickly.

S: Smells milky and oaky. Sweet, smooth alcohol, vanilla, oak, lactic sugar, a bit of soy sauce. Some dark fruits come out as it warms.

T: Big, oak-laced sweet stout. Lactic, milky sweetness, oats, chocolate, bit of spicy, burning alcohol, melted chocolate, grain.

M: Fine carbonation, a bit syrupy. Not bad.

O: I'm really liking this. Big oak notes, complimenting the milk stout base well.

Etan, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of stealth
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

stealth, Apr 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

csustar001, Apr 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

reedjam99, Apr 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

atoulouk, Apr 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

TheDarkKnight, Apr 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

BeerdNick, Apr 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

jbnla, Apr 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

macrosmatic, Apr 10, 2012
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2/5  rDev -49.7%

RyanGustner, Apr 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

DNofBN, Apr 09, 2012
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
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