Dragon's Milk Reserve With Raspberries | New Holland Brewing Company

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361 Ratings
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Dragon's Milk Reserve With RaspberriesDragon's Milk Reserve With Raspberries
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
newhollandbrew.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jhartley on 08-22-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
361
Reviews:
61
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
107
For Trade:
11
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Photo of chinchill
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Review of a 2014 vintage 22 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter in July 2017.

Pours very dark but not opaque with a short tan head that has quite limited retention. The body has reddish-brown edges under light.

Aroma: a subtle addition of raspberries? ... definitely not!; this smells of raspberry jam and fresh pressed raspberries with just faint hints of alcohol, oak, chocolate and brown bread.

Flavor: the barrel aging is much more evident here, particularly the bourbon, but there's still a load of raspberry jam and raspberries. Lightly sweet.

Mouthfeel: medium-full body with medium-light carbonation. Smooth with some warming.

Overall: a delicious variant of an excellent stout with loads of natural raspberry flavor and well hidden alcohol. Dangerously easy drinking.

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Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Comander_Shepard
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tvenne
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of justinp444
4.54/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 vintage, current date 4/5/17. Poured into a tulip it has a big head of 2 inches foamy beige and a black body. Smell of chocolate, tons of raspberry juice, vanilla, some bourbon, caramel, and some strawberry. Taste is sweet raspberry, bourbon, dark chocolate, vanilla, slight caramel, coconut, and a little bit of citrus. Mouth feel is full, body is moderate, and carbonation is moderate to full. Aged fantastic, helped balance out the overwhelming amount of raspberry and gave rise to some coconut.

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Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.43/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeffbeckinc
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GreenMind
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeyMcD86
4.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap. They did not mess around when they said it was brewed with raspberry. Big tart raspberry on the nose with plenty of dark chocolate as well. Aroma translates to the palate. Tastes just like the dark chocolate and raspberry ghiradelli Squares. Surprisingly thin mouthfeel for 11% makes this beer super drinkable. Overall, a very unique and interesting stout. 92 points!

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Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of szmnnl99
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cotton_27
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tmryan21
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Printed as "vintage 2014".

The quality of the raspberry note was surprisng.

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Photo of Fishwhisperer
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bbtkd
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

New Holland Barrel Aged Dragon's Milk: Raspberries, 11% ABV. Pours black and medium viscosity, with a one finger tan head, not much lacing. Nose is bourbon and some raspberry. Taste is tart raspberry, bourbon, slight bitter close. Heavier carbonation, decent mouthfeel. Overall excellent.

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Photo of angelmonster
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review is of 2015 vintage

Pours a pitch black body with a tan 1/4th inch head. Lacing was above average and head retention was average.

Smells of raspberry syrup or jam, pretty sweet. Molasses is also present, black malt and burnt oak too. As beer warms, some whisky/alcohol become apparent.

First taste are definitely of stout characteristics. Burnt malts, prunes/dates, and charred oak. Raspberry jam and bourbon come through sweeting up the beer. Hops aren't present and alcohol was definitely detected but not overbearing.

Mouthfeel was nice and viscous, ample amounts of carbonation. Head died rather quickly unfortunately.

Overall this was a good raspberry stout but the fruit flavor came out kinda medicinal in my opinion. I do like the sweetness mixed with the whisky flavors but it just doesnt stand up to other berry stouts like lindley park.

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Photo of Bartleby91
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance is pretty much black with a hint of reddish-brown as well.
The aroma is really raspberry forward along with some chocolate, oak and bourbon notes. Raspberry dominant.
The tastes are really raspberry forward along with bourbon spiciness, chocolate and some oak.
The palate is medium-full with a cloying sweet maltiness along with bourbon spice.
Overall a decent variant of the original but not one of the better ones I've had.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a dark brown body, mostly black hued, one finger mocha head, long and great retention. Bits of frothy lacing. Smells of chocolate covered raspberries, dark fruit tempered by the roasted malt, slightly sweet and smoky bourbon, light vanillin, touch of oak. Flavour is similarly interesting, with dark fruit and chocolate covered raspberries; milk chocolate sweetness, bourbon, bits of oak. Mouthfeel is medium-lighter bodied, not as substantial as it would ideally be but it is plenty. Good depth, nice raspberry and chocolate on the finish. Overall, a very tasty raspberry stout. People seem to dislike fruited stouts for some reason, but this is nicer and a lot more accessible for the palate than say, Lindley Park.

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Photo of waddellc2
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Krice99
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrs3994243
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Dragon's Milk Reserve With Raspberries from New Holland Brewing Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 361 ratings.
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