1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Dragon's Milk - New Holland Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Dragon's MilkDragon's Milk

Educational use only; do not reuse.

4,409 Ratings
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,409
Reviews: 1,266
rAvg: 4
pDev: 13.5%
Wants: 249
Gots: 1,004 | FT: 42
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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 4,409 | Reviews: 1,266
Photo of Greatheil
5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of PittSlovak
5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of hiphopped123
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of sammyg832
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Robyn
4/5  rDev 0%

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

Ever since a customer implored me to pick Dragon's Milk up after expressing frustration that we only had one bomber left in the store, this beer was on my radar for quite sometime. Managed to score the last one at the store and try it on for size. This is my first bourbon barrel stout and my first offering from New Holland Brewing Company. Reasonably high expectations.

Appearance - Very dark, heavy brown, with lacing at the top that resembles a freshly-brewed cup of coffee. A very appealing look for a promising beer.

Smell - Smells mostly of bourbon and alcohol, with subtle but present hints of vanilla, raisins, and oak. A big winner in the aesthetic department, if I do say so myself.

Taste - Tastes almost like alcoholic coffee, with beautiful, remarkable flavors of dark coffee, vanilla, raisins, oak, and bourbon exploding in every sip. I emphasize the word "sip;" there's no way you could chug or force one of these beers down quickly. The beer is much too heavy, dark, and delicious for that.

Mouthfeel - Despite the combination of many flavors, and a strong, hearty body, there is really no bitterness that I've grown to loathe in many beers, and the mouthfeel is quite pleasing overall.

Dragon's Milk is quite the beer, through and through - a carefully-crafted but miraculously executed bourbon barrel stout, combining numerous different flavors and wonderful aromas to make a winning product. Only wish it wasn't so thick and filling, but it's a small price to pay for such a pleasant beer.

Photo of lebriarjr
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Berls_McSquirrels
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of 1jstafan
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of rwake58
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Apok23
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Felly2G1
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of DonaldHeverly
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of thufflife
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of JMasserang
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Spiral517
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of jledge3
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of therealsikes
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of tylerstravis
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Mpenders
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of parkwood
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of luvtotri140
4/5  rDev 0%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,409 ratings.