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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

3,506 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 3,506
Reviews: 1,144
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 171
Gots: 584 | 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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jubie921

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

01-10-2014 00:36:29 | More by jubie921
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BarwoodBonanza

Virginia

3.88/5  rDev -2.3%

2013 vintage. November 11 bottling date.

Inky black with ruby highlights at the edges. Sand-colored head dissipates quickly but leaves a nice layer on top and some moderate lacing.

Rich vanilla tones dominate the aroma with hints of boozy bourbon and cocoa.

The flavor adds nice texture to the cocoa and vanilla notes with a caramelized sugar quality similar to a creme brûlée crust. This leads to a warm bourbon booziness which then transitions to a nice charred, dark roast finish. Pretty solid but maybe not as harmonious as I'd like.

A little too carbonated and light in body I think. It seems to me a fuller body would serve this beer better.

01-09-2014 01:09:41 | More by BarwoodBonanza
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tgraven

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-08-2014 22:30:21 | More by tgraven
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throwback

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-08-2014 18:27:14 | More by throwback
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-08-2014 18:09:40 | More by LotsofLupulin
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cd_beer_disapear

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-08-2014 15:46:13 | More by cd_beer_disapear
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blackrim

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

01-07-2014 21:38:32 | More by blackrim
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Boverhof3

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-07-2014 05:13:36 | More by Boverhof3
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ccronin

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

01-05-2014 22:03:34 | More by ccronin
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-05-2014 20:43:34 | More by JMUbrewz
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Griggsy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-05-2014 14:05:06 | More by Griggsy
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dtomes

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-05-2014 01:23:17 | More by dtomes
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atr2605

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

A-pours black with a tan head with great retention that leaves a nice lacing
S-cocoa, vanilla, oak, roasted malts
T-lots of vanilla and cocoa flavors followed by honey, oak, roasted malts, and more vanilla in the finish. Alot of flavors happening
M-medium-full bodied with tight carbonation and a bit of creaminess
O-complex and big beer. I enjoyed it but think it would be best served as a half pint

01-05-2014 01:06:25 | More by atr2605
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +4%

Dragon's Milk stout pours black into the glass with a small tan head. The foam disappears quickly leaving only a few spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma has nice notes of oak, vanilla and bourbon. A touch of chocolate and roast malt is also detected.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is smooth with mild carbonation. The flavor has nice chocolate notes along with oak, vanilla and bourbon. It finishes a little dry with some dark fruit notes. Once gone the chocolate and oak lingers on the palate.

This beer needs time to warm to enjoy. The flavors emerge from the cold.

01-05-2014 00:44:17 | More by WanderingFool
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DCH

New York

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

01-04-2014 17:53:03 | More by DCH
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-04-2014 16:27:49 | More by FUwolfpacker
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JLeet

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-02-2014 17:48:28 | More by JLeet
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dwoolley1

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

01-02-2014 15:54:02 | More by dwoolley1
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ssekdad

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-01-2014 22:26:22 | More by ssekdad
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Scooter131313

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-31-2013 08:26:02 | More by Scooter131313
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

12-31-2013 03:04:26 | More by KVNBGRY
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OGunner77

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-30-2013 22:32:43 | More by OGunner77
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-30-2013 16:21:24 | More by rudabegga9
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miffsudd

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-30-2013 09:59:07 | More by miffsudd
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DMB

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

12-30-2013 08:52:42 | More by DMB
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,506 ratings.