Dragon's Milk Reserve With Coffee & Chocolate | New Holland Brewing Company

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Dragon's Milk Reserve With Coffee & ChocolateDragon's Milk Reserve With Coffee & Chocolate
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:
Aged with coffee & chocolate. Rich, indulgent chocolate flavors are seductively punctuated with dark and roasty bitterness.

Added by uccle81 on 10-23-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
400
Reviews:
79
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
8.01%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
125
For Trade:
18
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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bartleby91
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 3/31/16 and poured into a snifter.

The appearance is pitch black in the glass with little to no head retention.

The aroma is roasted coffee, chocolate, bourbon, oak, some sweetness and a hint of alcohol spice.

The taste is sweet and rich with chocolate and coffee obviously up front along with the bourbon bite. Also some roasted bitterness comes through.

The palate is medium full with lingering bourbon heat that works well with the bitterness from the coffee.

Overall this is a really good and probably my favorite variant of dragons milk.

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Photo of mwvman
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tvenne
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lochraneg
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ristaccia
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Timc32
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HermitDan
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Deltoro
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeySchlitz
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beejay
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Tracy for this brew!

A: Pours light brown, in the glass it is black, with a very small tan head that bubbles out of the body of the brew.

S: Delicious dark and sweet coffee with luscious chocolate, with a bourbon and oak finish. Just delightful.

T: Chocolate and coffee come out first followed shortly by vanilla, oak, and bourbon. The finish is a long lingering caramel Irish coffee with perhaps a touch of dark malt.

M: Medium thin , with moderate to low carbonation. Flavor and aroma are amazing, but I could deal with a little creamier feel.

O: Overall a damn fine beer. Wish the mouthfeel had a little more chew on it, but damn good.

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3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sweemzander
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of waterski
4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle dated October 2015. Just over a year aging in the cellar. Poured into a bourbon tasting glass. Pours dark rich black with a hint of brown. Thick but not heavy. The lacing is light, however it has legs (wine reference) on the sides of the glass. Leaved a dark near molasses look. To the nose is sweet and rich coffee with dark chocolate and just a hint of licorice. Flavor is intense coffee and dark chocolate as if it came from a good coffee company. Surprisingly not boozy at 11.0%. Thick and lucious beer. I'm glad there are still a couple aging in the cellar. Wish I had tried this on tap.

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Photo of Jadjunk
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

"'Indulgence' is Dragon's Milk, aged with coffee and chocolate. Rich, indulgent chocolate flavors are seductively punctuated with dark and toasty coffee bitterness." Brewed in the style of an American Imperial Stout, with coffee and chocolate added. Available in single 12 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a snifter glass.

(Appearance) Pours a foamy frothed head of a caramel tan color over a near black body. Retention is average and lacing is light and patchy. 3.75

(Smell) Rich, roasted coffee bean nose with moderate acidity, against malt notes of caramel syrups, roasted barley and dark, earthy chocolate. Potency is moderate. 4.25

(Taste) The flavor largely echoes the aroma, with notes of caramel syrups, roasted barley malts, and dark chocolate undertones, matched by a rich, roasted coffee bean flavor, generating a balance of fruit, acidity and roast characteristics. Finishes moderately dry with a lingering roasted coffee finish. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly creamy, oily, moderately residual, medium dry. Carbonation is medium, generating a moderate frothiness and a medium crisp finish. Body is medium/heavy for the style, shy of heavy overall. Balance is slightly roast, earthy bitter over sweet. Alcohol presence is mild and there are no off characters. 4.25

(Overall) A solid variant on a solid base beer. The coffee is very well presented with a nice variety of flavor compounds and the chocolate compliments the malt base nicely without getting lost against the roast. Hoping this makes a return as it is a step above standard Dragon's Milk and a very nice beer for coffee enthusiasts. Recommended. 4.25

New Holland Brewing Company's
Dragon's Milk Reserve: With Coffee & Chocolate
4.12/5.00

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Photo of WritersBlock
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oldvines
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AleHunter805
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cuvtcuv
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kahlerbock
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BrutisDestructus
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not really my preferred style of beer but I'll try to be fair. Nice black opaque shifter but not much head. I smell bourbon, maybe my palate isn't quite refined enough to pick up on the chocolate and coffee. Taste is bourbon but I am picking up on the coffee and maybe some chocolate. Personally I like some carbonation but this seemed like a mix of cold coffee/ice melted in coke drink, a bit thin. Maybe that's part of the style I'm not sure. I gave it a shot but think I'll stick to my IPAs for now. Are there any hoppy stouts out there?

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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