Dragon's Milk Reserve Cherry Chocolate | New Holland Brewing Company

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Dragon's Milk Reserve Cherry ChocolateDragon's Milk Reserve Cherry Chocolate
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4.14/5
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Dragon's Milk Reserve Cherry ChocolateDragon's Milk Reserve Cherry Chocolate
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Introducing the next addition to our Dragon’s Milk Reserve series… Cherry Chocolate! We decided to combine these two classic flavors with the rich and creamy taste of Dragon’s Milk to create a delightfully smooth treat.

Added by superspak on 02-17-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
137
pDev:
8.94%
 
 
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4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ssitron
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DMC43
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of addiwilliams
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Daniel_Bates
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Franziskaner
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black in color with fingernail of brown on top. No chance of light penetration with this beer. The aroma is of bourbon, cherries, and dark chocolate. I'm tasting dark chocolate covered bourbon soaked cherries. The mouth is thick, rich, chewy, and decadent.

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Photo of michaelsmith11
3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This poured a deep black with a small tan head. The smell was nice with a strong bourbon nose. The taste was what you would expect, bourbon with a taste of chocolate and a little bit of cherry but it wasn't very noticeable. The feel was a little thin for me almost watery. It did do a good job of hiding the alcohol but I was hoping for a little more from this beer.

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5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.71/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.56/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a two finger khaki head, that fades slowly leaving traces of lace. Black color, no high lights. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Bourbon nose and taste is similar with bourbon, hints of cherry chocolate. Higher abv, 11.0%, is hidden. 12oz bottle $4.80 from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clager
3.13/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MacMalt
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 4/11/2018 and poured into snifter glass. It pours ink black with a finger of fluffy, khaki-colored head and a sheen of creamy lacing. It's a very attractive pour. The nose features black cherry, cocoa, freshly-brewed coffee, and just a whiff of bourbon. This may well be the best cherry-flavored beer I've had (not surprising coming from Michigan). The cherry is bold and tart. While I can taste the chocolate it's subdued. The bourbon is even more delicate; you know it's there but it doesn't distract from the other flavors. The feel is somewhat thin for a "big" stout but the 11% ABV is surprisingly well masked. Overall, this is a fine variant of the original Dragon's Milk, which I've always enjoyed. I was concerned that the cherry would be cloying but it isn't. This is most definitely an after dinner sipper. It would pair very well with vanilla ice cream.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dertyd
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours out a dark brown/black color with red hues and 1 finger of beige head with beautiful lacing-------------- the aromas are of tart cherries, chocolate covered cherries and amereto------------- the flavors are of tart cherries, bourbon, Carmel and bitter chocolate, the beer has a full mouthfeel with a light bitterness on the finish-------------- overall this beer is world class - what a gem by new Holland, big sweet cherry up front with some alcohol heat and biter chocolate on the finish, making this 11% ale one easy drinking beast of a beer------

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Dragon's Milk Reserve Cherry Chocolate from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 137 ratings