Dragon's Milk - New Holland Brewing Company

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89
very good

4,180 Ratings
THE BROS
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very good

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Ratings: 4,180
Reviews: 1,207
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 13.78%
Wants: 220
Gots: 821 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-12-2002)
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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L (4) – This beer is DARK.

S (4.25) – You get a little bit of the bourbon smell. Not a lot, but you can tell it’s there.

T (4.25) – This beer is solid. It has the bourbon taste, but not too much. I’ve never had any of their other stuff, so I don’t know how to compare. It is not quite BCBS, but an acceptable alternative.

F (4) – It isn’t as thick as BCBS, but it is pleasantly think. About the right level of carb, and not a whole lot of alcohol burn. It’s nice.

O (4) – Overall I was wanting to see how it compared to BCBS. It’s not quite there, but if you couldn’t find BCBS and had this, you’d be happy. I had this at the end of the night, but I tried not to let that cloud the score.

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3.95/5  rDev -1%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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4.4/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.56/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Bottle from Colonial Spirits.
Pours a deep dark brown with faint garnet at the edges and a smallish bubbly beige head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of roast, caramel, vanilla, light wood and bourbon with a faint cardboard. Little to no hop aroma, this one seems a bit sweet based on the nose. The flavor is roasty caramel with hints of toffee, vanilla and light oak. Light fruity notes midway through with a sweet bourbon and brown sugar linger at the end of every sip. Medium body, light level of carbonation. Nice easily assessable barrel aged stout. The oxidation in the nose is a little off putting, but the beer is quite tasty.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.41/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

650ml bottle into goblet. 2014 batch, 11% abv. bottled on october 15, 2014. enjoyed on the evening of december 13, 2014

a: dark black with ruby-caramel highlights at the bottom of the glass. a slim finger of tan head

s: roasted malt, whisky, chocolate. slight oaky vanilla. good barrel presence, perfectly balanced between stout and aroma notes

t: not quite as balanced as the nose. huge whisky presence in the front, along with some dark fruits. the chocolate and roast flavours play shyly off of the still-strong barrel character here and there come mid-palate. mild bitterness at the end with lingering whisky tastes

m: little carbonation, medium & slightly slick mouthfeel

o: a really unbalanced beer, but i still find it quite tasty. could definitely benefit from age, or having more stout flavour presence. this will really satisfy barrel-aged beer enthusiasts

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2013 vintage

Appearance - Dark brown almost black body with tan head

Smell - Whiskey, oak, coconut, dark chocolate

Taste - dark chocolate, whiskey, oat, coconut

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, sweet, sticky, slightly boozy

Overall - a nice bourbon barrel stout, not as aggressive as a BCBS. Worth a try for lovers of the style.

Price Point - $15.49/4 pk 12 oz bottles

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.96/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.28/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.89/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.48/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.92/5  rDev -1.8%

Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 4,180 ratings.