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Dragon's Milk - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

4,411 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 4,411
Reviews: 1,266
rAvg: 4
pDev: 13.5%
Wants: 249
Gots: 1,004 | FT: 42
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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,411 | Reviews: 1,266
Photo of RobPete
3.26/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DraftDaddy
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WilliamJRileyJr
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BGDrock
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: dark brow, a little thin, and head fizzles to a ring in a few seconds

Aroma: fruity esters - rum, blackberry, cassis; toffee and caramel, vanilla; touch of oak; bubblegum; lot's going on, builds interest well

Taste & Mouthfeel: milk cream, vanilla, butterscotch and rum - lot's of deep, dark dried fruit flavours like you'd expect from a Belgian ale - would be interested to see their yeast choice, in fact, it's more in that style than a stout, the roast malt (in this case chocolate) flavours are light; dry finish, very long and with a bit of heat from alcohol, very nice; medium/light body with light carbonation

Overall: like dessert in a glass, a nice creamy pastry/custard - would pair great with a rich chocolate cake; better shared, sweetness can become cloying

Photo of Mikexw
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of baggedlunch
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 31Sam13
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gordonj
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jobin_24
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Duff_Man
3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of closisinthehouse
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Crusher
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of MSEGUIN
3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smith_s4765
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a nice surprise.

Photo of Chris_the_Tartar
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Bourbon and ethanol smell. Taste is strong on the ethanol, with bourbon and vanilla notable. Feel is a definite strong point, thick and creamy. Comes off almost like (rice?) pudding. Overall really good, not too sweet for a milk stout, but the bourbon could have shined through a little more.

Photo of bbhbell00
4.74/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of epyon396
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brother_kenneth
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of snarygare
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Aprice34
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good for the ABV

Photo of fire_house_vapor
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Didn't hide the alcohol very well but good beer.

Photo of Jakeness93
4.69/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,411 ratings.