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Dragon's Milk With Toasted Chiles - New Holland Brewing Company

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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 18.6%
Wants: 18
Gots: 30 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer, aged with Chili de arbol peppers in the barrels, is one of a series of innovative specialties to sneak out of our Dragon's Milk Cellar. The earthy pepper character mingles with the dark roasted tones of Dragon's Milk as the spice slowly warms your palate, pleasantly contrasting the deep malt character. Pairings red meat, smoked foods, balsamic, rich cheese & dark chocolate.

(Beer added by: Cynic-ale on 04-27-2014)
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Reviews by JamesShoemaker:
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2.55/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Just a quick review here --

This, I can safely say, is one of the worst beers I've ever had. I normally enjoy chile peppers in beer. I enjoyed Punishment, for god's sake. This beer, however, is detestable.

I knew something was off when I poured it from the bottle and the head was huge, much larger than regular Dragon's Milk. The smell was pretty faint, but the taste was an in-your-face mess of hot emptiness, no substance whatsoever, just heat for heat's sake. The chile was so dominant that the base beer might as well have been water. The mouthfeel, if possible, was even worse: hot, stinging, and nauseating.

Blech. Ugh.

JamesShoemaker, Jun 06, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of don1481
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a tan head that lingers a little bit.

Smell: Smells pretty much like standard Dragon's Milk - bourbon-y and sweet. No chile smell of note.

Taste: Now THAT is interesting. The fire from the chiles and the sweetness of the base beer make for a very unique pairing. Remind me of a vanilla-y, bourbon-y version of a mole sauce. Definitely has more heat to it than the jalapeno IPA from Alaskan from earlier this year. The alcohol really doesn't smack you like in the base beer, other than the bourbon notes.

Mouthfeel: Pretty clean overall. The fire lingers longer than the sweetness.

Overall: If they made this in 12oz bottles instead, I'd be down with that, but 22oz is a lot of fire. Still, I like it.

don1481, May 17, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

DanGeo, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

tectactoe, May 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

DaftPatrick, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

tyleeis, May 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Cynic-ale, Apr 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Zonian1, May 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

woodchip, Jun 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

robgage, Jul 07, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +15.9%

Highbury09, Sep 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

sjstraub, May 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Keith_R, May 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Danielr26, Jul 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

TheSamKuehn, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Basoos1, Sep 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

22 ounce bottle, 2014 vintage. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch tan head that stuck around a little while. There's also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like chocolate, chilies, roasted malt, oak, vanilla, and some burnt/charred malt. It tastes like chilies, chocolate, burnt/charred malt, dark fruit, oak, vanilla, and a bit of coffee. I like that the chili heat has got a good kick to it, but still doesn't completely overpower the other flavors in this beer. There's also a lingering heat from the chilies. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's slick and creamy with moderate carbonation. I think this is a good example of a spicy imperial stout, I enjoyed this. $8.99 a bomber.

bluejacket74, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

Hendrick24, Jul 28, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +10%

Sconi_tom, Aug 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Sazz9, Nov 14, 2014
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Dragon's Milk With Toasted Chiles from New Holland Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.