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Dragon's Milk - New Holland Brewing Company

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4,364 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,364
Reviews: 1,258
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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4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle (2012 vintage) into snifter glass

A: deep brown, almost black. Almost no head.

S: floral and woody- very fresh, with a hint of fruit

T: Fruity and complex- sweet, malty, slightly smoky, slight hops presence. All the flavors blend well; I also taste hints of chocolate, and both sweet and sour fruit, and slight alcohol bite too. Aftertaste is surprisingly neutral, emerging from the interesting palette of flavors

M: medium-thick, fairly low carbonation

O: wow, a very interesting beer! the dark hue misleads one from the fruity/floral nose and taste. The myriad flavors balance each other very well for an intriguing combination- definitely worth a try, a very tasty, drinkable brew.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3/5  rDev -25%

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

Very dark brown, nearly black as it fills the glass. Short khaki colored head with nice lacing. Milk chocolate and roasted coffee with a huge molasses and wet oak kick in the rich, textured aroma. Enormous boozy punch with caramelized brown sugar and tons of rich roasted malts; very barley-wine-like. Bittersweet milk chocolate, espresso bean, and oak are all solid components of the body. Boozy, tangy mouthfeel. Overall a really great brew, just a little shocking to the palate.

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, 2011 vintage.

Very dark brown, pours easily in a tulip to a 3/4 inch head that is tan colored and has good retention.

Smells sweet and boozy, with a strong note of bourbon. Lots of dark fruit--prunes and rasins--under the alcohol and oak.

Tastes quite sweet and boozy, with dark fruit flavors of raisins and prunes, bourbon, vanilla, oak, charred malt, and some milk chocolate. The alcohol is prominent even for 10%.

Pretty smooth mouthfeel, not much carbonation. But I can feel the alcohol and acidic charred malt burning my tongue--this is pretty hot and spicy.

Overall, a drinkable barrel aged beer, but very boozy and hot--even after being cellared almost a year. Definitely a sipper as too much of this will make for a bad following day.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a small 1 finger tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some light spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big oak, vanilla, toast, earth, roasted malt, licorice, molasses, dark fruit, and light bourbon. Very pleasant and well balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, oak, vanilla, toffee, molasses, toast, dark fruit, and light bourbon. Minimal bitterness; with lingering notes of vanilla, molasses, caramel, toffee, oak, roasted malt, dark fruit, and light bourbon on the finish for a good bit. Nice flavor complexity and balance; with no cloying sweetness at all. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel this is quite nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed on the finish. Definitely a moderate sipper at 10%. Overall this is a really excellent oak aged beer! Very nice complexity and flavor balance; and quite smooth for the alcohol level. I know for a fact that older bottles of this turn out fantastic as well. Really enjoyed this one.

Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,364 ratings.