New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) - New Holland Brewing Company
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4.31/5 rDev +8.6%
Pours pitch black with a very small tan coloured head.
The smell is chocolate and bourbon. Smells sweet like a desert liqueur.
The taste is sweet, much like the smell, the bourbon is prevalent as is it chocolaty. There's a little alcohol on the finish but it adds to the flavour.
The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with quite a high carbonation.
This was a great beer, the bourbon and chocolate flavours mix well and provide a desert like experience.
07-22-2013 23:49:20 | More by Dave1999
4.15/5 rDev +4.5%
Dragon's Milk pours a deep blackened oak color with a slim lid of lightly frothy-creamy light tan.
Nose is a touch light, but presents chocolate and caramel aromas along with some roasted scents and a little bit of vanilla oak.
Slick, smooth, whole-milky feel to a full body with very light carbonation. Flavor is good and comes in much stronger than the nose. It brings flavors of softly sweet milk chocolate and caramely vanilla beans with lightly roasted and blackened malts. It's all encased in a subtle oaky bourbon woodiness, and finishes with slightly warming alcohol.
Nice, a damn solid brew from NH.
08-07-2008 02:56:37 | More by Slynger
4.03/5 rDev +1.5%
There is no head at all, darkness abounds...looks flat.
Chocolate, coffee, bourbon, not as much roastiness as most stouts.
Bourbon is front and center on the lips, the tongue picks up some chocolate.
Silky smooth with no bite from the alcohol, which is a pleasant surprise since I expected a big burn. There is also no stout bitterness. As it warms the bourbon flavor takes over almost entirely, muddling up the finish which started off pretty clean. It begins pretty drinkable but becomes more and more vinous as it warms.
10-30-2010 20:46:30 | More by Naugros
3.84/5 rDev -3.3%
Growler pour for Super Bowl. No head, as dark as you can get before it's black, with hints of red, very slight hints.
Smell is decent, not as intense as other bba beers: weakened vanilla, molasses, etc., some bourbon.
Taste is similar but more complex: dark fruit, some chocolate and coffe in there. Vanilla molasses and light bourbon notes are prominent.
Feel is nice and smooth, extremely light carbonation, a sense of earthiness to it. Enjoyable beer but not in the same league as other bba stouts, re: BCBS, BN, KBS. But don't let that sway you, go ahead and try it it's good. Cheers.
02-04-2013 01:27:43 | More by rodlavers
3.65/5 rDev -8.1%
Welcome to New Jersey New Holland.
A: It's black, but it is also brown. There wasn't much head on the pour and the lacing wasn't great.
S: Whiskey, chocolate and vanilla interesting combo.
T: Very sweet tasting, it's kind of like a mix between double bastard and ba boris. Very strang, but still good. Nice oak notes that have a hint of whiskey, than a big of chocolate/oatmeal stout.
M: Full and rather creamy, some booziness but not too much.
D: Fairly easy to drink, and for the price definitely something I will go back to
10-07-2009 23:13:59 | More by mikey711
3.93/5 rDev -1%
4-pack from Whole Foods. Rounded pint glass. Dimpled stein at the ready just in case things get serious.
Brown on black body. Ho-hum tan head.
Smells sticky. Melted malt balls & licorice sticks. Macerated brown bread. Chocolate cherries.
Milky texture, very lightly carbed. Lots of residual, warming booze(a bit too potent, but not harsh). Anise. Toffee & wood. Puff of ashy smoke & earthy bitterness on the finish.
Even better on cask. :)
10-06-2012 09:43:27 | More by PEBKAC
3/5 rDev -24.4%
Pours Black with a off white head. pour looks thin, but probally just because i expected this to be a stout like the upper right hand of the bottle says: "An intriguing stout with soft, rich malt character...". Honestly i'm not getting a big wave of aroma from this one,just a bit of oak, but my nose has been off with the changing of seasons so lets give this one the benefit of the doubt. The flavor however does have quite a Oak'd presence, with the obligitory vanilla notes. This one has alot of sweetness to it, and i would like to see more roasted malt to bring it a bit back into the balanced zone, but i can't say it hits the cloying sweet zone yet. This one tastes like a bigger beer then it is, for only having 8.5% it doesn't hide it, but i personally like that slight hotness, i enjoy the complexity it adds. The mouthfeel is very creamy, with a moderate amount of carbination that works.
Buy a 12oz bottle to try, not a 22oz. Solid beer but i think it should be a 4-pack $10 beer that you pick up to take to a hangout, not a single bottle that you buy expecting to be blown away.
03-22-2010 05:18:39 | More by ChadQuest
4.15/5 rDev +4.5%
A: Good brownish head, 1 finger that faded fast. Black/brown body, red when held up to the light. Ok lacing, but no visible active carb. Very complex looking.
S: Carmelly, malty sweet. I was at a fire so it was hard to smell, but I did get a bit of alcohol.
T: Smokey malt, but not roasted. Roasted in the aftertaste. No booze, or not much. Taste sort of fades away, but there are hints of vanilla and herbs.
M: Thinnish for what it is, but good. With this flavor, too much density could be overwhelming.
D: Good, could maybe drink two bombers and would be done for the night.
07-21-2009 13:57:37 | More by mdwalsh
New Holland Dragon's Milk (Bourbon Barrel Stout) from New Holland Brewing Company
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