glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Sheffieldís in Chicago. Dark brown with small head. Lots of vanilla and bourbon, but not overpowering at all. Loved it.
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
MI BG Winter Fest. Pours a dark, cloudy mahogony color with a thin tan colored head. Aroma is caramel, oak, sweet malts. Flavor of Leather, oak, tobacco, caramel, and mild bourbon. Palate is silky smooth, medium-full bodied, mildly carbonated, sweet finish. Really good stuff from a place Iím continually disappointed in.
zach8270 (3376) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark mahogany color with not much foam. Aroma is a lot of butter, caramel, oak, and some chocolate malts. Flavor starts very smooth and malty with a nice buttery middle and a smooth and lightly sweet finish. One word describes this beer. Smooth. Finishes smoother than any beer Iíve ever run across.
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A light body on this stout. It is a stout right? Hence, dragon milk stout... But anyway, very nice chocolate taste with a hint of cream, smooth medium body, must try!
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
yummy.great large bottle of this, strong and full of flavor. even better if you can catch it on tap - lots of bars around here have had it lately.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle from Surdyks in Minneapolis. Leather, oak, tobacco, caramel, and a mild bourbon finish that lingers for awhile. A very nice, drinkable brew. Cross b/t an English BW and an imp. stout.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not much aroma, but does have some tangy sweet scents. Black with a thin brown head. Medium palate lies under lots of tangy malt flavors, with some vanilla and oak tastes in the background.
Lowe1983 (1343) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, and molasses. Flavor is of chocolate, oak, vanilla, roasted malts, and molasses. The oak and the chocolate blend together very nicely. Probably my favorite brew from New Holland.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge vanilla aroma.Pours very dark with a tannish off white head.Malt,vanilla and a touch of sourness in the flavor.Medium mouthfeel with a lot of malt in the finish.
klhaggart (2) - Fremont, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2007 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. At a Grand Rapids bar. Poured into a Brandy Snifter-style glass. Dark brown color with swirls of light suds as you turn the glass. I agree with winegarner that it compares with many English Ales with bourbon charcter, but no bitterness. A mix of vanilla, and perhaps toffee. Full bodied, almost creamy. Complexity of guiness, but softer on the palate.