Dragon's Milk Reserve Vanilla Chai | New Holland Brewing Company

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Dragon's Milk Reserve Vanilla ChaiDragon's Milk Reserve Vanilla Chai
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:
Combines robust malt character with the luxurious nuance of sweet Chai. Aged in white-oak bourbon barrels, Vanilla Chai Dragon’s Milk is a concert of luscious flavors.

Added by Fargrow on 11-02-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
303
Reviews:
67
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
8.4%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
83
For Trade:
9
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Photo of kkazemi
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shafaegalo
4.59/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of h4ger
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tvenne
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of n2185
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bgold86
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biggoon16
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrenaline
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice flavour combination with the chai coming through nicely on the nose and surprisingly forward on the tongue. The vanilla is more subtle and comes through on the finish. Classic Dragons Milk with subtle barrel presence creates a base that pairs well with the vanilla chai additions. Fantastic.

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Photo of juicebox
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treyscottthomas
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timc32
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle.
Pours with a good beige head over an opaque near black body.
I'm a big fan of Dragon's Milk but not of chai. Not surprisingly then, I like this less than the original and some of the other variants. It is, nonetheless, very good, and it's almost exactly what I would expect. There's an obvious but not overpowering contribution of chai spices and vanilla, with the base Dragon's Milk clearly present.

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Photo of BeccaH
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spacecake9
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours dark with a 1/4" of tan, creamy looking head.
S - The aroma is full of chai spice.
T - The flavor is quite interesting with the chai spices, vanilla and some chocolate.
M - Very creamy with low carbonation.
O - I love stouts, and I really like the different flavors in this one.

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Photo of IrishColonial
3.46/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Suds
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Black and thick, with a tall tan head...this beer is substantial. The aroma is intense with vanilla and cardamom....malt and sweet chocolate. The taste is malty, with continued vanilla and chai. A bit of sugar, thick and intense chocolate and coffee notes, along with bitter hops. The warming sets in a bit later....boozy and notable. This is a complex and very interesting beer.

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

Photo of acurtis
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jonbonfondle
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Dragon's Milk Reserve Vanilla Chai from New Holland Brewing Company
4.05 out of 5 based on 303 ratings.
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