New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) - New Holland Brewing Company
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4.15/5 rDev +4.5%
22 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.
Appearance: A one finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no vision of anything. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.
Smell: Chocolate, roasted coffee, earthy, vanilla, bourbon, oak, a little booze, toffee, caramel,
Taste: There is a nice balance between the stout and bourbon barrel flavors with a little heat in the end.
Mouthfeel: Silky, creamy, full bodied, smooth, a little booze, and low to medium carbonation.
Overall: For an 11% bourbon barrel aged imperial stout, this is one I'll have to buy and age for a bit. This was a nice sipper that got better when it warmed up a bit.
08-18-2014 02:35:05 | More by Flounder57
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
4.5/5 rDev +13.4%
New Holland's Dragon's Milk is a stout I've wanted to try for some time. I'm not disappointed.
Bought a single bottle off the shelf of a local libations carrier. It poured black as night with a nice foamy, tan head. It smells of vanilla and burnt oak barrels. The bourbon is very much present. Taste-wise there's a real burnt flavor mixed with vanilla, hops, and prominent is the bourbon flavor.
This is an extremely rich-flavored stout. It's a special occasion kind of beer. Like old friends getting together, or a brisk fall evening by the fire, or just to enjoy on a Friday night with tunes spinning on the turntable, like I'm doing right now.
08-15-2014 21:51:54 | More by JHubner73
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,461 ratings.