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Dragon's Milk - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

4,366 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 4,366
Reviews: 1,259
rAvg: 4
pDev: 13.5%
Wants: 244
Gots: 962 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a snifter. It pours a deep brown that appears black and opaque when held to the light. A 1/4 inch mocha colored light head forms and reduces to almost no lacing. Carbonation is visible.

The aroma includes healthy notes of oak and vanilla. Some dark chocolate and coffee definitely lurk. There is sorty of a raisiny component as well.

The taste seemed a bit weak to me. The oak is definitely present, as is a nice level of dark chocolate afterwards and trailing with some coffee bitterness. It just seemed like it could have been more.

The mouthfeel was also similar to the taste. The level of carbonation initially seems reasonable but then seems to fall off and there isn't enough body to hold the palate. It finishes kind of bland.

Overall, this is a drinkable beer partially because it is not so overwhelmingly intense. However, it seems like it could have delivered a bit more punch, but still good.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours and opaque oil black with a one fingered toffee colored head, and thick lacing that sticks to the sides of the glass.

S - Dark chocolate, oak, roasted malt, some vanilla, and a little bit of booziness.

T - Alcohol effervesence is quite strong with this beer, it was the first thing I noticed. After I got past the alcohol presence, is strong dark roasted malt, traces of vanilla, bold oak flavor, and dark roasted chocolate bitterness that leaves a lingering coating in the mouth. There's a little bit of a caramel rum like flavor in there as well.

M - Medium bodied, boozy effervesence, slight prickles on the tongue, and lip smacking sticky on the lips.

O - Wish I would have aged this 2011 bottle instead of cracking it open tonight. Something like this would be amazing if it were aged in a bourbon or red wine barrel. The alcohol presence is a little too strong.

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Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,366 ratings.