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Dragon's Milk - New Holland Brewing Company

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4,157 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,157
Reviews: 1,202
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 13.78%
Wants: 217
Gots: 810 | FT: 36
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:
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 added by: beernut7 on 08-12-2002)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into an standard tumbler. Color was a almost completely opaque black, with a thin light brown head. A few occasional bits of carbonation rose from the bottom. Aroma was a slightly smokey acidic, almost reminded me of a smoked meat. Very small bit of sweetness in the very back of the smell. Flavor was mellow and sweet. A bit of brown sugar sweet upfront, finished with some lactose sweet. Neither was overpowering sickly sweet, but it has small bit of additional flavor beyond just the sweet. Felt great in the mouth. A hint of carbonation, with good chew, and plenty of mouth coating. Overall I felt the aroma to be a bit offputting, keeping it from ranking higher.

2012 Vintage 12oz

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12oz bottle poured into snifter. *my bottle says "bourbon barrel stout". *

Appearance-pours dark brown almost black, small dark khaki head, a little lacing around glass. 3.75

Aroma-very strong bourbon notes, vanilla, toffee, and oak. Chocolate, with coffee undertones. Dark fruits are there as well, raisins and plum. 4.75

Taste-vanilla and toffee right up front with milk chocolate following very strong. Alcohol is very present in the taste as well. Dark fruits come in much more mellow then then in the aroma but dried plum is there. 4.5

Feel-on the lighter side of full bodied, coats palate very well, alcohol burn is very present. Not as smooth as the top shelf bourbon aged stouts. 4

Overall-this is a very underrated beer in my eyes. It lacks some of the softness and class of bells black note. However, its kick of alcohol is one of the things I enjoy the most. Another huge plus is availablity, no waiting list to snag just one bottle, if you get new holland you can get this year round. 4.5

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Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,157 ratings.