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Dragon's Milk - New Holland Brewing Company

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4,283 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,283
Reviews: 1,234
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 234
Gots: 897 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of vic21234
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 Vintage 12oz poured into a snifter.

A- Pours dark with a minimal cream colored head that quickly fades.

S- Hints of chocolate and vanilla malts. Alcohol smell is apparent.

T- Quite a bit of alcohol sting with a malty finish. Slight hints of roasty characters.

M- Heavy, light carbonation, alcohol.

Not a bad beer, but not much going on. I feel that the alcohol taste overpowers everything else.

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -24.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of BrokenStones
3.03/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thin whispy whit/carmel color head. Pours dark as a Coke.

S not much, some dark malt, and alcohol.

T alcohol first thing on the pallet and the top of your mouth. A touch rusty on the taste.

M Can be round if sipped correctly, might be best attribute.

Worth trying but not something I need to keep around or seek out. Alcohol dominates and gets to your head quickly. Can only drink one, if you choose to drink it.

Photo of 57md
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown in appearance - almost black. There is a thin head to this offering and no retention. Caramel dominates the nose. The taste is driven by the chocolate malt smoothness. Pleasant vanilla and whiskey notes are present, but certainly not overdone.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -62.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of RepMichigan
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: minimal to no head, opaque body

S: Smells of booze right off, but you do gets hints of coffe, chocolate and toffe

T: Chocolate and coffe as i smelled in the boquet alcohol is apparent but not overwhelming

M: a little thin i thought, maybe should have been more creamy

O: honestly the first time I had this I was disgusted, tried it again and now I love it.
Goes to show that ya gotta try everything twice!

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of KevinBrewer
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Black with blood red hues when swirled in the glass. Tall tan head that lasts, dissipating to a thin covering that leaves patches of lacing behind.

N- Soft milk chocolate with vanilla and a touch of roast. Light earthiness and pleasant phenols from the oak.

T- Rich dark chocolate with vanilla undertones. Oak is about equal in intensity with the chocolate, adding to the complexity. Nice woody phenols from the oak. Mild grassy hop presence and a subtle underlying roast balance the sweetness nicely. Semi-sweet cocoa powder and lingering oak in the finish. Delicious.

M- This beer is the definition of chewy. Full-bodied and thick without being sticky. Seems like the body was artificially beefed up somehow (lactose?). Creamy, yet slightly chalky on the finish, which gives the chocolate more of a cocoa powder character. On the low side of moderate carbonation, with a semi-sweet finish.

D- Overall, definitely an enjoyable beer. I like the balanced use of oak. The base beer really shines through with lots of rich chocolatey goodness.

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of pmarlowe
3.35/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle to tulip glass.

Pours kind of thin looking for a "high gravity" ba stout, black with a cap of sand colored head which quickly recedes to a ring. Good retention and no lacing. Smell is a somewhat one-dimensional creamy vanilla, with some alcohol, oak, and chocolate malt as well. Taste is kind of harsh oak, vanilla, and milk chocolate. Light body and medium-light carbonation. Kind of flabby, and could use some more heft. Overall, this is pretty mediocre. I would pass in the future.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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