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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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4/5  rDev +0.5%

dixonmp, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of marchoftheclouds
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Can't see through it ... that's promising! Not much head,but at 10% ABV, that's to be be expected.

Smell - I mostly smell a raisiny, sweet smell ... also very promising.

Taste - there is a slight bite of something ... possibly a slight uncharacteristic flavor that doesn't seem like it belongs. Maybe a hop / malt disagreement?

Mouthfeel - ever so slightly a bit too carbonated for a perfect beer, in my opinion, but a good mouthfeel in general.

Overall - not bad, but my expectations were higher by previous info I was given. Wouldn't turn it down, but wouldn't make it a go to beer either.

marchoftheclouds, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

laymansbeerfan, Dec 07, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

2378GCGTG, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

fergster75, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of DovaliHops
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2011 Vintage. Pours black that appears dark red when held up to the light. Very tiny tan head that disappears very quickly. Scent is initially very heavy on the dark fruit side. Very sweet dark fruits. A hint of chocolate and tobacco as well. Smells extremely sweet. Taste is initially sweet dark fruits with just a bit of delicious bourbon flavor. Nice chocolatey notes with vanilla and molasses. Very very sweet. Mouthfeel is a little more than than I would have liked. Drinkability is fair. Alcohol is well hidden. Overall, this beer is delicious, but it's just delicious in small amounts. I will definitely be able to finish this 12oz bottle, but couldn't drink more. A little too sweet. Also, I think this one would be more accurate at being classified as a barrel-aged quad. The dark fruits are much more overpowering than chocolate or coffee.

DovaliHops, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

buddyvelt, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

JoeBoxer522, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of harrymel
3.4/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle date: unk

A: black, finger of light cream foam falls to a broken sheet.
S: smells like lactos, some coffee. Pretty simple.
T: flavor is interesting. Some toffee, vanilla tones, oak, some figs, some anise and some grape.
M: near velvet, medium bodied with a semi dry finish.
O: not a bad beer. Better on tap I bet.

harrymel, Dec 05, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

leinie13, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

HeathP, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

IlPostino, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of vette2006c5r
3.35/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Dragon's Milk Stout pours a black color, with very little head. There is a very warm heavy alcohol smell, with a little bit of coffee, and chocolate aromas. The taste is very heavy on coffee, and the alcohol hits you, and almost burns. Drinking this is almost like tacking a shot of alcohol, I don't know how many of these I could drink. Overall this is a pretty interesting beer, I think it would be great, if the alcohol was tuned down.

vette2006c5r, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

cmsimeur, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

brydog22, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

BrendanDouglas, Dec 03, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

kjkinsey, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

heed, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

rab53, Dec 02, 2011
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2/5  rDev -49.7%

SATBMan, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

imperialking, Dec 01, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

brandoman63, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of chadn
3.1/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Review is of the 12-oz bottle, bought from a corner store in november 2011.

Appearence: dark dark beer, like a proper stout. Poured like water, almost no bubbles, but after a few seconds a small head formed.

Smell: sweet and alcohol. Fruity, slight chocolate and bourbon flavors.

Taste: Full and sweet. Fruity, slight chocolate and bourbon flavors.

Mouth: Initially full body that turns light and clean very quickly.

Overall: Tastee, but initially too sweet for me, although that fades away nicely into a clean finish. The oak barrel age was not as noticeable as i would have liked. The 10% is very well hidden - I would have guessed more like 7%. Combine that with the clean finish and it makes this a very strong drinkbale beer.

chadn, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

heyta, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

coz, Nov 28, 2011
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,932 ratings.