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Dragon's Milk - New Holland Brewing Company

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4,283 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,283
Reviews: 1,234
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 234
Gots: 895 | FT: 35
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap poured into 12 oz snifter

A: 3.75 pours dark black with less than 1 finger of off white head
S: 4.0 smooth roast and coffee, slight bourbon
T: 4.25 a great blend of coffee and bourbon hit up front and longer nicely. The bourbon is subtle, but pleasantly noticeable.
M: 4.0 carb is a little high for style, but the smooth and silkyness help mask the higher carb level.
O: 4.0 great beer, especially for being readily available. This is one I have every so often, and that will continue.

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3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

bottle into tulip, 2013 vintage

appearance: black, 2 finger off white/tan head

smell: biscuity, bready notes, vanilla, earthy hops, getting some bourbon on the tail end, lot's of alcohol presence (fuck this smells like a jack on the rocks), even some subtle marshmallow. Smells like a damn Jack Daniels...

taste: lots of alcohol warmth off the bat, roasted malt and espresso, getting some oak flavor, not exactly bourbon per se, but definitely some oak smokiness.

mouthfeel: not much carbonation, thick and creamy

overall: A great barrel aged stout, lot's of alcohol presence, and some great oak and roasted malt flavors, this is a big beer. The price could be a little better, but it's definitely a satisfying brew. If you like barrel aged, try this if you see it, I wouldn't say go out of your way to seek it out, but you shouldn't be disappointed.

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3.12/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

2012. Pours dark brown. It's lighter than expected and and I can see through two to three inches of liquid to the bottom of my little snifter. Small beige head. Pretty good retention and lacing for the style and strength. The aroma is dominated by sweet bourbon. Stout flavors are sitting in the background, mostly just contributing some sweet caramel and chocolate.. The bourbon is nice enough, if a bit simple. Lots of vanilla and toffee. Taste is similar. Everything about this beer just seems simple and sweet. There's some more nice milk chocolate, caramel, sugar cane, vanilla, maybe a touch of pepper, but little depth. Good deal of booze in both taste and aroma. Mild oak. Maybe a touch of roast in the finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and kinda sticky. Finish is sweet and boozy. At first blush, I thought this beer surpassed my low expectations, but ultimately, I think my memories of sips at tastings and whatnot were spot on. It's better than Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, which I admit is a pretty low bar, but it's still just a sweet, simple beer dominated by sweet, simple bourbon flavors.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this at Reno's East, I've been quite hesitant of trying this because of it's big price tag and relatively low ratings (in terms of price), $15 for a 4 pack is quite steep and I live within driving range of the brewery, so import and shipping costs are not applicable. Was served in a snifter.

A: Is a brooding black, brown, burgundy color, has a short tan-light brown head with medium amounts of lacing.

S: Smells of chocolate, barley, malts, yeast, wood, brown sugars, but above all, predominated by that whiskey, bourbon barrel smell

T: This ones a kicker, quite some bunch to is. Strong whiskey, bourbon tinge to it, heavy barley, malts, spices, herbs, boozey

M: Full bodied with medium carbonation, quite thick and rich

O: Overall it's pretty good, but to me, it won't justify the crazy price. For less, I could have something I like so much better. Don't let that be discouraging, I paid $5 for a glass, which is fine, It's not that enticing to me to buy more of it. Still, I'd recommend it, quite interesting.

Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,283 ratings.