Dragon's Milk Reserve - Coffee And Chocolate
New Holland Brewing Company

Dragon's Milk Reserve - Coffee And ChocolateDragon's Milk Reserve - Coffee And Chocolate
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From:
New Holland Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
11%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 7.91%
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
341
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 01, 2020
Added:
Oct 23, 2015
Wants:
  35
Gots:
  123
SCORE
93
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Dragon's Milk Reserve - Coffee And ChocolateDragon's Milk Reserve - Coffee And Chocolate
Notes: Aged with coffee and chocolate. Rich, indulgent chocolate flavors are seductively punctuated with dark and roasty bitterness.
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Reviewed by bret27 from California

3.74/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
2016 vintage courtesy of BigTimeADL.
L: black with Minimal mocha head.
S: coffee, chocolate, musty.
T: Combination of coffee and chocolate. Flavors and booze are muted. roasty, no booze burn.
F: watery, flat.
Overall: this didn’t necessarily go bad with age but I think the coffee flavors probably faded. I would expect a bit more kick.
Dec 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.71 by Anacross from Oregon

Nov 22, 2020
 
Rated: 3.84 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Jun 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4.52 by Yendor61 from Michigan

Mar 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4.41 by fisherbray from Florida

Oct 18, 2019
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours black with a finger of khaki foam that dissipates quickly. Considering this is a 2016 bottle being consumed in 2019 - this is okay. Aroma is heavy chocolate (milk and cocoa powder) and coffee with that split being 70/30. Roasty, toasty, nutty, caramely malts coming through, supporting the chocolate and coffee, while providing depth and darkness. Flavor profile is chocolate, coffee, molasses, and toffee with hearty roasty, toasty, nutty, caramely, bready malts. Depth is supreme, with the coffee providing a light fleshy bean, fruity sweetness up front and then diving into the sweetness of the chocolate. Malts are heavy, dark and robost. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a fair creaminess, akin to 2% milk (as opposed to whole milk). Overall, chocolate and coffee have retained well in this ~3 year old bottle, while still providing a dark, complex and expressive experience. Lovely aging.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 12oz bottle.
Jun 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2019
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz 2016 bottle in April 2019.
Opaque black-brown body with clear, reddish-brown edges. Short and short lived head that manages to leave spots of foam o n the glass.
This version of Dragon's Milk seems to have a rather woody aroma but little wood in the flavor. Coffee present in both with more chocolate in the flavor. Medium-full body with light carbonation.
Apr 26, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.42/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Bottled 3/31/16; drank 4/18/16 @ the Yarchives.

Black/brown appearance.

A violent pour yielded a small dark tan head; decent lace.

Dark chocolate syrup & booze heat notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Dark chocolate syrup & cream flavors up front; oak & bourbon heat notes on the finish.

The dark chocolate distracted me up front, but the unbalanced booze & oak notes took over, just like the regular version. Disappointing as always.
Mar 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Mar 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.34 by stanale from Illinois

Feb 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.23 by goblue30 from Michigan

Jan 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Eziel from Ohio

Jan 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4.23 by liquorpig from Massachusetts

Jan 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.38 by JoeLev from Ohio

Nov 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.65 by R1kk from Minnesota

Oct 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.96 by Mxsluis from Michigan

Oct 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.87 by Mikexw from New York

Oct 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Sirnickatnite from Texas

Oct 05, 2018
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Reviewed by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

4.66/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Appearance - pours jet black with thin tight tan head that settles to a rocky cap. Spotty lacing.

Aroma - Huge rich chocolate aroma, mild black coffee, vanilla, roasted malts, hint of bourbon, oak. Rich decadent aroma almost dessert like with a touch of bitter coffee.

Taste - Oh yeah wow so where to start bitter coffee hits first with a touch of roasted malt. Next up is rich sweet chocolate and light vanilla followed by a punch in the mouth of bourbon and oak. the bourbon flavor is big but everything is so well balanced the flavors come through in stages.

Feel - Big smooth creamy feel. Warming from the bourbon with a pretty dry finish.

Overall - Love this version huge coffee and chocolate combine with wonderful bourbon.
Oct 03, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by Jrogg from Kansas

Jun 14, 2018
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Dark body, some transparency on the edge, tan head fading quickly to nothing. No lacing.

S - The nose is chocolate, some sweet malt, slight acidity, presumably from coffee.

T - Full of chocolate and malt milk ball, with some bean acidity and alcohol on the finish.

M - Pretty light on the tongue, scrubs the tongue with mild acidity and warmth on the close.

O - This had over 2 years on it, and the lush flavor of chocolate survived, but the coffee has faded, so it is not perhaps all it once was. That said, I found it both tasty and still quite drinkable.
Jun 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.81 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois

Apr 26, 2018
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Rated by OompaMentor from Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Tinypalooza 3/24/2018
Mar 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.66 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jan 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by mltobin from Connecticut

Dec 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.45 by Shafaegalo from Texas

Dec 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.95 by BenHoppy from Michigan

Nov 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.38 by Missygurl3133 from Ohio

Nov 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4.14 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Jul 26, 2017
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Reviewed by Bartleby91 from Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
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.
Jun 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by mwvman from Indiana

May 31, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by tvenne from Minnesota

May 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.33 by lochraneg from New Hampshire

Apr 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.04 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Mar 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by Timc32 from Michigan

Mar 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by HermitDan from New Jersey

Feb 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Deltoro from Florida

Jan 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.16 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

Jan 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.83 by JoeySchlitz from Colorado

Jan 01, 2017
Dragon's Milk Reserve - Coffee And Chocolate from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 429 ratings