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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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3,932 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,932
Reviews: 1,179
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 208
Gots: 750 | 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 RoryOMoore
4/5  rDev +0.5%

RoryOMoore, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

MapleCity219, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of imbuckeye
4/5  rDev +0.5%

imbuckeye, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of Beardofbrown
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Beardofbrown, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of Tilley4
3.35/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Freshly tapped keg at Wino's Depot...

The barrel rolling off of this stuff is intense to say the least... Very little malt or chocolate aromas to speak of. This one showcases the oak in a mighty way, almost overpoweringly so... Very earthy and dank...

I guess it's my imagination but I almost get a bourbon like sweetness to this? It has to be the oak imparting that earthy woodiness to the beer... Roasted malts attempt to peek through here and there but this is a wood-fest...

This one was ok but a little too one dimensional for my tastes... The oak was overpowering and didn't do this beer any favors...

Tilley4, Feb 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

djrn2, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of nocontroln
2/5  rDev -49.7%

nocontroln, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of jstewart1130
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

jstewart1130, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of Paul68
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Paul68, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of barczar
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | 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.

barczar, Feb 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

tdmccarthy, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

bvdubn, Feb 14, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

AndyTaylor, Feb 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Kaydogg, Feb 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

awellusedwallet, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of stephenjmoore
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

stephenjmoore, Feb 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Pillowburn, Feb 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

jopi2222, Feb 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

skulkdub, Feb 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Beerme09, Feb 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

DuffBrew85, Feb 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

hippityhophead24, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of Gladius270
3.33/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

Gladius270, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of MacQ32
3.7/5  rDev -7%
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.

MacQ32, Feb 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

LJWalker, Feb 08, 2012
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,932 ratings.