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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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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,454 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,454
Reviews: 1,135
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 165
Gots: 557 | 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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BeerNDoggerel

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-23-2013 03:29:31 | More by BeerNDoggerel
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APH

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

12-23-2013 02:26:57 | More by APH
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trebud

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

12-22-2013 01:34:05 | More by trebud
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AmericanSpeller

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

12-21-2013 23:18:46 | More by AmericanSpeller
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drbenderdo

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-21-2013 18:44:26 | More by drbenderdo
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ProImage79

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-20-2013 03:01:56 | More by ProImage79
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bcsteve89

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

12-19-2013 03:08:39 | More by bcsteve89
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +15.9%

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Back label says Vintage 2013

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/2 inch dark tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing cascades down the glass leaving a thick ring behind it.

S- Sweet aroma of vanilla, caramel and charred oak. Not very boozy

T- Incredibly smooth. Too smooth to be a stout aged in bourbon barrels. The dark roasted malt sets the tone for a remarkable blend of flavors including black cherry, vanilla and molasses. So good. The hops chime in to create some balancing bitterness but not once does the flavor become overly boozy.

M- Creamy and thick with medium carbonation and a very full body.

O- I'm astonished that this beer presently has a score of just 88. This is one of the best bourbon barrel aged stouts I've ever had and you can check my track record to verify that I've had some of the best. Maybe the fact that it is so smooth and hides its char, oak and ABV well is why some people aren't down with it. Not enough in-your-face extremity. If you want a well-balanced, smooth and drinkable BBA stout, this one's for you.

12-19-2013 02:59:22 | More by Immortale25
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Nick27705

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-19-2013 02:43:18 | More by Nick27705
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ralerwen

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-18-2013 19:11:30 | More by ralerwen
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fellowrs

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-18-2013 18:16:36 | More by fellowrs
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n2185

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%

A: Pours black with a finger of tan head that fades into a frothy ring with a little lacing.

S: Roasted malts, semi-sweet cocoa, and vanilla dominate with some oak and bourbon aromas underneath.

T: Roasted malts here as well with some dark chocolate and vanilla flavors. The oak and bourbon are more present in the flavor with some notes of burnt sugar and caramel. The finish is lightly boozy.

M: Medium-thick body with moderate carbonation, this beer is a bit more carbonated and lighter in body than many barrel aged stouts, but it avoids being overly carbonated or too watery.

O: An enjoyable beer overall and one of the more underrated stouts out there. It's not really on the same level as the best barrel aged stouts, but it's also a lot more reasonably priced and accessible than most examples.

12-18-2013 03:47:02 | More by n2185
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SaisonRichBiere

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-18-2013 01:42:23 | More by SaisonRichBiere
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tabhill

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

12-17-2013 02:50:30 | More by tabhill
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Benvarine

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

12-17-2013 00:49:13 | More by Benvarine
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

12-16-2013 02:22:35 | More by BillRoth
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salt

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-15-2013 05:24:31 | More by salt
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ChrisYager39

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

12-15-2013 04:54:02 | More by ChrisYager39
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21Maestro8

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-15-2013 04:50:24 | More by 21Maestro8
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3/5  rDev -24.4%

12-15-2013 01:37:24 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-15-2013 01:26:21 | More by vrbulldog22
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boatmich

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

12-14-2013 11:43:04 | More by boatmich
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SFNC

North Carolina

4.09/5  rDev +3%

Pours dark cola brown/black with a light brown head. Smells oaky, a little chocolate, some sweetness and bourbon. Tastes of wood, bourbon, dark dried fruits, dark chocolate, sweet malt and did I mention wood? A little sweet maybe and quite boozy, but enjoyable. Mouthfeel is hot with alcohol and medium of carbontation. Not bad. Overall, this is very good, but lacks some of the complexities of other robust stouts. A good, but not great imperial stout at a good price. I might revisit this one again soon, but it would depend on the availability of other stouts.

12-14-2013 01:16:20 | More by SFNC
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-14-2013 00:25:29 | More by Morey
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

12-14-2013 00:15:05 | More by dcisco44
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,454 ratings.