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Dragon's Milk - New Holland Brewing Company

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4,367 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,367
Reviews: 1,259
rAvg: 4
pDev: 13.5%
Wants: 244
Gots: 963 | FT: 38
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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4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got a growler of this from Party Town in Florence, KY for $12.99

Pours deep brown/black with a small head. I don't think there was ample carbonation from the keg. I thought this would be darker and more viscous.

The smell from this thing is really great and bourbon forward. I get some oak, vanilla, and tons of bourbon.

The taste mirrors the smell. A lot of bourbon and vanilla. Faint oakiness is there along with roasted malts, being very secondary.... Bourbon is in yo face! The booze is well hidden.

Mouthfeel is medium. Carbs are a little low, but it could be the keg setup it came out of.

Not a world class beer, but fun to drink.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of hooliganlife
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 vintage

pours black, looks a bit thin. light cocoa and cream head.

very bourbon forward, slightly abrasive and sharp. faint vanilla and oak.

as this warmed to rooms temp, the bourbon tamed itself a bit. very bourbon forward. some light roasted malt and light sweet vanilla.

very moderate carbonation, light body, some tingle from the booze.

pretty decent for an easy off the shelf whiskey BA aged stout.

Photo of arizcards
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber at the end of July 2011 from Opperman's Cork 'N' Ale in Saginaw Michigan for $7.99.

Beer poured jet black with a beige head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose is toasted oak, vanilla, and bourbon.

Taste was warm with the initial sips, bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts, slightly sweet as the malts overcome the hops but tasty nonetheless.

Mouthfeel was light for the gravity of the beer but smooth.'

Overall this is a pretty smackable beer, lighter than what i expected. The heat from the booze had subsided to make it just right.

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2.25/5  rDev -43.8%

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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in a snifter.

pours a deep brown / borderline black shade while yielding a finger of mocha colored head lapsing at a normal pace, leaving some patchy lacing. nose offers roasted malt, vanilla, coffee, and alcohol. enjoyable aroma, though nothing otherworldly.

taste follows with the roasted malt, vanilla, and coffee characters flanked by seconday notes of molasses, chocolate, and caramel. lot of tasty stuff going on. the booze isn't as well-hidden as perhaps it could be, which would be my biggest criticism. medium-full bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall a tasty beer, reminds me a little of dogfish head's palo santo marron. not world class territory here but one i would be happy to have again.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,367 ratings.