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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,913 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 3,913
Reviews: 1,177
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 207
Gots: 744 | 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 Ri0
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

poured 12oz bottle into chalice. 2012 vintage.

A - Black with a lighter off white semi fluffy head. Fair retention and spotty lacing.

S - The nose is bourbon (held up well with age) with hints of roasted malt and chocolate, slight vanilla, marshmallow and caramel.

T - The bourbon is quite pleasant after 2 years. Roasted malt and chocolate overtones with sweet caramel and marshmallow.

M - Very light in carbonation with a medium mouthfeel.

O - This beer has held up very well and I prefer it with some age on it. I usually like BB stouts fresh, but this was a bit harsh when fresh. The age mellowed it out, but kept the bourbon notes. Quite good with 2 years on it.

Ri0, Jan 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

LightnerLiquorKS, Aug 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

gwiedman1, Nov 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Cubatobaco, Jul 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

dsauter, Feb 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

vcoggins, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of ColdPoncho
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a red/brown, lots of ruby colored light comes through, not just around the edges, and no head.

S - big smell, booze, vanilla, raisins, and woody notes.

T - Booze, wood, chocolate, warm vanilla. surprisingly little going on here.

M - astringent, dry, and surprisingly thin.

D - I simply don't like this very much. I wouldn't drink more. But it's not bad to drink.

ColdPoncho, Feb 09, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

target88, Dec 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

krl2112, Dec 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

ethanmc12, Jan 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Mphis, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of BeerBuilder
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a deep, dark brown..almost black with a bit of ruby highlights. Has a nice creamy light brown head that leaves a good amount of lacing. The aroma is milky, slightly roasty, with a nice oakiness throughout. A bit of alcohol is also present.

The flavor is of caramel malts and bit of roast. It has a touch of oakiness and also vanilla and lactose. It is medium-full in body with a creamy mouthfeel. Easy drinking for its strength. I very nice brew. Thanks Paul.

BeerBuilder, Jan 14, 2006
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

SaxmanRick, Oct 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

beersdmf17, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

BamfBacon, Feb 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

mikefuski17, May 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

scxcrunner, Oct 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

akttr, Sep 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

MakeMineADoubleJack, Jun 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

benloho, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

DerrickW, Jan 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

NonicPanic, Mar 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

PG2G, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Segelstrom, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of RoamingGnome
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

New Holland Dragon's Milk

Poured from 22 ounce bottle into CBS snifter. Served very slightly chilled.

A) Dark brown with a reddish tint upon closer inspection. A finger of tan head, which quickly dissipated to a wispy dusting. Some alcohol legs noted as well.

S) A fairly sweet scent which consists of vanilla and a little bit of brown sugar. This is a little bit woody, and you can just pick up a bit of that cask aroma. A hint of alcohol.

T) A fair amount of roasted malt, and a good amount of vanilla flavor as well. The fact that it is barrel aged is definitely noted in the flavor, however the bourbon is not overpowering. A light alcohol tingle in the finish.

M) Medium bodied and minimal carbonation. This is smooth. I guess it could've been a little heavier, but it had a nice feel. A nice barrel aged aftertaste awaits.

O) As far as Bourbon barrel aged stouts are concerned, I have to say, I enjoyed this beer. Bourbon County Brand Stout is one of my favorite beers of all time. This isn't in that league, but it is quite good, and definitely worth a try. It's tasty, and it certainly gave me a good buzz on a work night, which I needed big time. Glad to recommend this brew....

RoamingGnome, Jan 10, 2013
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,913 ratings.