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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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3,918 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,918
Reviews: 1,177
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 207
Gots: 746 | 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 Badger6
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a snifter. 2014 vintage.

A: Body is black, passes no light. Small tan head that recedes almost immediately to nothing. Some lacing on the glass.

S: Robust aroma: roasted malts, coffee, mild dark chocolate, vanilla, toasted oak.

T: Follows the nose. Roasty malts, toasty oak, coffee, vanilla,hint of chocolate. Boozy. Some bitterness, well balanced with the sweetness of the malts.

M: Light-medium body, with light-medium carbonation. Finishes with a lot of warmth from the booziness.

O: Very nice bourbon barrel stout. Body is light for a stout, but the flavor is phenomenal and compensates well. A well made beer, enjoyable to drink. Be advised at 10% ABV this is not session...enjoy one and move on. This is a favorite, and is sure to be enjoyed many more times.

Badger6, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Jlang2012, May 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

HardyA, May 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

osant37, May 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

DustinSWB, May 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

derryd, May 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

pheelingIt, May 03, 2014
Photo of Anakun
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very delicious beer. Definitely will add this to my rotation. If your like full flavored darker beers this is for you. I only wish they came in greater than four packs. The alcohol content is nice as well, after one beer I felt a buzz. This is a nice smelling well flavored product.

Anakun, May 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Hoppin_mad, May 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Docrock, May 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

Dougwillhike, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

JakerLou, May 03, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

AlaskanYoung, May 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

amalburg, May 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

McBAINx, May 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Jamco_76, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of MBbeerking14
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dragons Milk from New Hollands Brewery is an outstanding beer!

Pours dark black with a medium head. The smell is that of vanilla, coffee, and a pleasant bourbon whiskey. This is very strong beer, and the alcohol does have some heat when drinking it. It is a thick beer, but it has a silky mouth feel. A smooth stout to be sure. The taste is that of bourbon, dried fruits, oats, and subtle coffee. A very oaky finish in the aftertaste.

Drinkability: Could not drink more than one of these, quite strong, but absolutely delicious!

MBbeerking14, Apr 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

QuentinCall, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of Donco
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Having tried this for the third time, I'd have to say it is a decent barrel aged stout. However, for the price (outside of MI) it probably does not warrant a higher rating. I don't even consider comparing this to BCBS which to me, is a bourbon barrel aged stout unto itself. So, I would compare this more closely to Fegley's Insidious bourbon barrel aged stout: a more comparable, lower level version of the style. After trying both, I'd recommend getting your hands on the Fegley's first and then the Dragon's Milk. I understand there are many fans of this beer. But I would not buy a 4 pack at the price I paid ($16) again.

Donco, Apr 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Matthew1788, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

PopnLoads, Apr 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Wayne17, Apr 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

gory4d, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of kjoe19
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The first barrel bourbon stout I have had the privilege to taste! Pours a nice deep black, with a clinging tan head about a fingertip length. Strong smell with a nose that helps to enhance the taste, which is definitely one of the creamiest stouts I've ever tasted. Each sip is delectable and lingers around the mouth for many moments, providing a high level of consistency and satisfaction because of it. Overall a 5/5 for it being the first BBS I've had, and what is to me a well crafted stout.

Mine was a 22oz that I found for $7.99 at my local liquor store!

kjoe19, Apr 29, 2014
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
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