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Dragon's Milk - New Holland Brewing Company

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4,361 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,361
Reviews: 1,256
rAvg: 4
pDev: 13.5%
Wants: 244
Gots: 959 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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2.05/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours an odd looking murky brown sludge with a fizzy tan head. No clarity. On the nose there is tons of chocolate and aggressive burnt wood. This is a real one directional aroma. The taste tells the same story: too much wood that somehow brings some chocolate to the table. The more delicate notes of the base beer are completely overwhelmed by the oak. Low drinkability. One of the worst fiscal decisions I’ve made lately...

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

22 oz bottle
8.5% abv

Pours an ominous, deep reddish-purple, nearly black color. Even with a hard pour, the thin, beige head settles down fairly quickly, leaving a ring around the glass. Really too oily to leave much for lacing. Definitely an oaky, fruity aroma that is pretty powerful. Chocolate & coffee flavors are buried behind the dark fruits. Tastes are overwhelmingly fruity. Astringent, acidic bite that is different than your typical alcohol bite in a beer of this %abv. It's more tart and sweet. Lingering bittersweet flavor...goes on & on... Lays on the fruit really thick, and that dominates the taste and character of this brew. You can't fault this for lacking flavor..it really busts through the gates and shows itself for what it is. Oily mouthfeel & feels nice on the palate. If you can get past the potent flavors, it really is fairly drinkable.

Interesting beer from NH. Thanks to walleye for the bottle.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.67/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown body wears a light off-white ring. Bold cakey smell in which you’d have put a pinch too much salt. Original lactic chocolate maltiness, rather complex in the nose, hard to analyze and know what to do with it. Raw grainy dryness chases the potentially fatiguing sweetness. Somehow a powdery cocoa flavor lingers and evolves into a coffeeish highly roasty ending full of dark malts. Smooth round body with soft carbonation. Well contained oak flavors do not attenuate the flavors, not to speak of the totally dismissed alcohol. Worth seeking just because it’s so unique.

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4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown with chocolate hues and a thin tan head that sits atop the body with just a thin layering.

Aroma consists of roasted malt, vanilla, and oak just as advertised, as well as a developing sweetness as the beer warms.

The flavor is similar to the aroma with a much greater concentration on the oak notes, perhaps a touch of bourbon like maple sweetness, again vanilla, and more roasted malt.

Very little carbonation exists in this beer with a medium body and the traditional woodnote bite I have come to expect from this type of brew.

Considering the serious body, flavor, and abv attached to this beer, it is quite drinkable and tasty. I enjoyed this beer.

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Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,361 ratings.