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Dragon's Milk - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

4,416 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 4,416
Reviews: 1,266
rAvg: 4
pDev: 13.5%
Wants: 249
Gots: 1,008 | FT: 41
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:
Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-12-2002

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
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Ratings: 4,416 | Reviews: 1,266
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4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good for the ABV

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3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Didn't hide the alcohol very well but good beer.

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4.69/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes from 2/24/15 Vintage 2014

A - 3 fingers of dense khaki head. Sold retention and excellent lacing. Solid black body with some reddish brown showing along the edges of the glass when held to the light. Head is cappuccino colored.

S - Nice, mellow notes of milk and 80% chocolate. Soft but rich bourbon notes. A little roasted coffee bean. Also some vanilla and a perception of brown sugar.

T - Follows the nose but more bitterness than I expected (like paper filtered brewed coffee bitter). The bourbon is subtle but there's little booziness too. Chocolate and molasses come through big in the start and finish. Too much booze in the middle as it warms.

M - Creamy. A little alcohol heat in the middle. Low carb and sticky finish.

O - Way better than I remembered when I had it fresh. Creamier and more balanced. Maybe my palate changed but this is significantly better with age. Looking forward to another one from the same 4 pack next year.

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4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pepper7
2.33/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Highly overrated, I feel like the alcohol taste is not covered up at all, that's the taste that really stands out on this one, overpriced as well, not an imperial stout fan, but I've paid a lot less Jackie O's dark apparition, which was outstanding.

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4.66/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This stuff is strong and you probably aren't going to drink too many of them but they are fantastic. If I had one complaint about Dragons Milk it would be that there is (at least for me) a bitter alcohol aftertaste.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.73/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,416 ratings.