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Dragon's Milk - New Holland Brewing Company

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4,417 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,417
Reviews: 1,266
rAvg: 4
pDev: 13.5%
Wants: 249
Gots: 1,011 | 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: 4,417 | Reviews: 1,266
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a shaker pint because that was all that was available at my in law's place. Had this one on Christmas day 2012!

A: Poured a nearly pitch black color (or lack of), with a touch of ruby poking out around the edges when held up to a light source, and a spider web-like head that eventually became mocha clumps.

S: Bourbon Bombs R' Us for sure, with a buttercream flavor in the center, and a nice balance between the cocoa and vanilla.

T: Like the nose, the bourbon was upfront, with a good amount of vanilla extract combine with some sort of candy-dipped solvent, and lots of oak. I dug it!

M: Not too sweet, infinitely chewy, with an icky, sticky lacing, and boozy, bourbon-y awesomeness.

O: One of the best BBA Stouts available in my local area. Also, the price is right!

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A - Dark blackberry and ruby body. Dark khaki head has ok retention and lace.

S - Boozy, bitter dark chocolate, light molasses, vanilla.

T - Oaky booze, bitter cocoa nibs, caramel, molasses, burnt milk sugars, Bourbon vanilla, white russian.

M - Creamy fully body with nice staying power. Smooth, lingering warmth.

O - Light on aroma, but full on flavor. An excellent rendition of a milk stout.

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A- Pours a deep, dark fudge brown into my Ithaca tulip. A thick and chewy two finger head grips the glass and leaves blankets of kahki lacing dragging behind. The lacing is extremely thick and apparently staying put.

S- Deep dark chocolate, sweet vanilla cream, little hints of toasted oak, caramel, coconut, coffee and a touch of booze.

T- Roasty coffee, deep dark bitter cocoa, sweet bourbon oak, sweet cream, toffee, caramel and hints of dried fruit laying in the backround. Very nice, not ground breaking, but very nice on a snowy NY night.

M- Medium thickness. Sweet, bitter and creamy. Nice toasted oak/booze that envelopes the tongue and make you all warm and fuzzy.

O- Really nice bitter cocoa, coffee, and sweet booze. This is a really nice milk stout! Very well thought about and put together.

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Poured the 2012 vintage into my brandy snifter.

A - Dark beer, like a stout. I had about 1" light mocha head with a heavy pour.

S - Oh, my! Bourbon, vanilla and dark fruits, maybe raisin.

T - Creamy bourbon barrel flavors. More bourbon than some years. Vanilla and caramalized malts. Like some stouts, but without the coffee or chocolate flavors.

M - Perfect balance and carbonation. Close to a medium stout in mouthfeel. Creamy and wonderful to sip on!

O - Still one of my top 5 beers period! If you like stouts or bourbon barrelled ales at all, give this a shot. The best New Holland brew I've tasted. Maybe the best beer I've tasted. Always available.

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Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,417 ratings.