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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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3,945 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,945
Reviews: 1,179
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 211
Gots: 754 | 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 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
Photo of heed
4/5  rDev +0.5%

heed, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of rab53
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
Photo of brandoman63
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
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

DonLamps, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

pwoody11, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

ThePorterSorter, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

mdillon86, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

AlMarzo, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of burnstar
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown. Opaque in the glass. Very light tan rocky head. Dense and persitant. Light smell of roasted malt. A little oaky. Taste is roasted malt throughout. Sweetness in the beginning. Oaky. Roasted malt bitterness in the finish. Pleasant lingering flavor. Boozy and warming. Pretty nicely balanced actually. Medium to full bodied and moderately carbonated. This is a solid beer overall. Very strong. But also nicely rounded. Deceptively drinkable. And very good overall.

burnstar, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

EinWeizenbitte, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

pixieskid, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

mmcnaughton, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

wallrock, Nov 23, 2011
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4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I have a 2011 bottle in my basement and I have just been sitting on it waiting for a "special occasion" to drink it. This past week, I made my annual trek to the NCAA cross country meet in Terre Haute, IN and went to the official gathering spot of all Badger fans-M. Moggers. It is a favorite spot of mine has they have 100+ beers on tap and/or in bottles so it is a great spot for a beer lover. A friend who was with me saw they had Dragon's Milk on tap and immediatly bought a round telling me this was one of his favorite beers. Not only to I have to agree but I doubt the bottle in my basement will last much longer now that I know how much I like this. I see on this site that it isn't rated very high. It has a very distinct taste which may not appeal to erveryone but it did to me.

A-Awesome. The apperance in the glass was thick and jet black with a faint hint of red swirling around.

S-It smelled of a typical russian stout. Dark fruits and booze. I didn't get too much oak.

T-Booze, dark fruits, more sweet than most stouts, a interesting aftertaste which I think is probably the oak.

M-Thick and milky. A lot of beers claim to be thick or milky and don't deliver but this one is.

O-Will buy this one again and store it away. I loved it.

mjpolzin, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

thatdavegy, Nov 23, 2011
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
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