1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) - New Holland Brewing Company

Not Rated.
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout)New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

3,748 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,748
Reviews: 1,162
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 195
Gots: 682 | FT: 38
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,748 | Reviews: 1,162 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of strongaf
4/5  rDev +0.5%

strongaf, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of BrandonNyte
4.63/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has quickly become one of my personal favorites, although I've noticed that it's not for everyone, due to how strong it is.

It's color is black as pitch, it's smell, sweet and rich.

It has a smooth feel in the mouth, I could detect oaken flavors in it as well as chocolate and coffee undertones. It delivers a very nice aftertaste that leaves you wanting more.

I also thought it to be very good while enjoying a steak.

BrandonNyte, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of Doublicious
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Doublicious, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of jimmah120
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

jimmah120, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of mick303
4/5  rDev +0.5%

mick303, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of HoppyBastard2
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

HoppyBastard2, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of diestelkamp
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

diestelkamp, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of georgiaboy8686
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

georgiaboy8686, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of jeffwright
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

jeffwright, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of nrweigand43
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

nrweigand43, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of bob_d_j
4/5  rDev +0.5%

bob_d_j, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of OUJayhawk1799
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

OUJayhawk1799, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of BradleyR
3/5  rDev -24.6%

BradleyR, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of theandychrist
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

theandychrist, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of dawardster
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

dawardster, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of BH712
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

BH712, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of Willi_BW
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Willi_BW, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of jvillefan
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

jvillefan, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of Hermy221
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Hermy221, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of JasonSiedman
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

JasonSiedman, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of SylviaFaye
4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew is dark black with purple, red, and orange tints about the edges like a sunset stamped out by dark clouds. The smell is reminiscent of plums, chocolate milk, molasses, and sun-dried raisins. The syrupy, above medium mouthfeel adheres to the tongue. Sun-dried raisins, figs, bourbon, and chocolate milk compose the base flavors. This beer gave me goosebumps. The look, texture, and taste reminded me of Pedro Ximenez sherry, the main differences being that the wine is sweeter and thicker and lacks the malty grains.

SylviaFaye, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of cmak316
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

cmak316, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of ThreeFishes
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

ThreeFishes, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of Anthony311
2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

Anthony311, Feb 08, 2014
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 3,748 ratings.