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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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very good

3,584 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,584
Reviews: 1,153
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 182
Gots: 615 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Dshep1340, Jan 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Janis_Hoplin, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Brewsed, Jan 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

shigg85, Jan 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

jubie921, Jan 10, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -2.5%

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.

BarwoodBonanza, Jan 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

tgraven, Jan 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

throwback, Jan 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

LotsofLupulin, Jan 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

cd_beer_disapear, Jan 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

blackrim, Jan 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Boverhof3, Jan 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

ccronin, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

JMUbrewz, Jan 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Griggsy, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

dtomes, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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

atr2605, Jan 05, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +3.8%

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.

WanderingFool, Jan 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

DCH, Jan 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

FUwolfpacker, Jan 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

JLeet, Jan 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

dwoolley1, Jan 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

ssekdad, Jan 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Scooter131313, Dec 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

KVNBGRY, Dec 31, 2013
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,584 ratings.