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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

3,476 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,476
Reviews: 1,138
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 168
Gots: 568 | 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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sternamagrapha7x

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

12-06-2013 14:10:55 | More by sternamagrapha7x
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FlyingHellfish

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-21-2014 22:23:42 | More by FlyingHellfish
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mrk829

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

11-03-2013 03:00:37 | More by mrk829
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risteardj

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-29-2014 01:47:12 | More by risteardj
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braedon_peluso

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

12-28-2013 02:40:18 | More by braedon_peluso
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Pours mostly opaque, but when held directly to light, a luminous dark ruby sheen becomes apparent. A good inch of off-white froth welled up to the brim, and receded slowly to a partial skim-coat on the surface. Lacework aplenty.
Aromatics are nice blend of caramel, roasted malts, bourbon, and oak. Vanilla follows through with some warming alcohol.
The mouthfeel is medium and creamy. Pretty smooth and somewhat lush.
The pallet has a great balance of chocolate, caramel, nougat, bourbon, oaky tannins, and vanilla. Nicely melded with not one of the layers overbearing the others.
Finishes with a hint of residuals and warming bourbon and vanilla.

Not the biggest, baddest dark beer on the planet, but impeccably balanced and highly drinkable.
A "session" barrel aged beer. True that.

Props to Joe1510 for hooking up an east-coaster...Proper!

01-29-2008 22:54:29 | More by brewandbbq
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aandresen

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-10-2014 03:23:58 | More by aandresen
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Buckeye982

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-30-2013 01:03:48 | More by Buckeye982
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-30-2013 12:14:51 | More by rowingbrewer
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ricecracker420

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-14-2014 22:43:15 | More by ricecracker420
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OMsweetOM

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-12-2014 23:21:41 | More by OMsweetOM
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mrchrisray

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-14-2014 01:08:59 | More by mrchrisray
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tulipcitybob

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-10-2012 02:08:45 | More by tulipcitybob
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-07-2014 17:15:42 | More by sammyg832
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rEBELlION

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-25-2014 10:35:30 | More by rEBELlION
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RichD

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-23-2014 00:21:04 | More by RichD
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seedyone

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04/26/14 From bottle. Started out on the wrong foot. I was eating & this just didn't enhance the meal at all. Once I was finished & it had warmed a bit, it showed a multi-layered profile. The most impressive taste to me was the toffee. I've heard this characteristic used many times but it has eluded me...until this bottle. Very smooth with a strange mix of oiliness but not particularly thick. Next time I'll get a piece of sharp cheese to play off the best of this well made brew. Hold the presses...10%? A very deceptive 10%.

08-16-2014 18:48:04 | More by seedyone
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JMurphy41

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-07-2013 02:52:08 | More by JMurphy41
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cheefdaddy1

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-11-2013 18:45:08 | More by cheefdaddy1
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Rich540

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-02-2012 02:37:40 | More by Rich540
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gmfessen

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer pours thinner than I had expected and looked like new motor oil but appears a deep brown in the glass with a thin, yet firm looking head that leaves nice gobs of lacing all over my glass. The smell is nice; a complex boquet of dark fruits, oak, chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar and only a hint of sweet alcohol. The taste is very similar to the nose, with all of the flavors melding quite nicely and a warm alcohol bite at the end. The mouthfeel is on the light side for what I had expected and the beer could use just a tad more carbonation. Drinkability is relatively good, a sipper not a quaffer.

05-03-2008 21:20:40 | More by gmfessen
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Artjsantos

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-10-2013 17:35:45 | More by Artjsantos
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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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Williaar

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-22-2014 23:21:49 | More by Williaar
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mamacita20

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

01-19-2013 03:10:36 | More by mamacita20
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,476 ratings.