Dragon's Milk Reserve Banana Coconut | New Holland Brewing Company

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Dragon's Milk Reserve Banana CoconutDragon's Milk Reserve Banana Coconut
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer features the traditional roasted, malty and smooth characteristics of Dragon's Milk as well as hints of real banana, plantain and coconut delivered in a creamy, rich bourbon barrel-aged stout.

Added by superspak on 07-20-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
134
pDev:
6.68%
 
 
Wants:
2
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Ratings: 134 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of Wolvmar
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Purchased at Barrels & Vines.

Pour: deep brown. Minimal head, ends in a few clouds with no ring.

Nose: definite banana aroma. Some coconut as well. Maybe a little booze edge.

Taste: follows the nose but banana isn’t overwhelming. More a compliment to the base stout. Slight burnt coffee bitterness on backend. Enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: moderate to low carbonation. Rich texture but pretty clean finish.

Overall: unique flavor that’s worth trying. But I don’t see this as a go to beer. Of course , won’t be available as a go to anyway!

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Photo of Stevedore
3.82/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, snifter glass. Pours a dark cola brown body, dark black in hue, one finger offwhite head, good retention, thin collar, not much in way of lacing. Smell is straight up Banana Boat, big suntan lotion aroma, although sweeter with a fair bit of toasted coconut, slightly sweet oaky bourbon, a bit of milk chocolate. Flavour follows, kind of like drinking suntan lotion with a dab of banana. The coconut is artificial tasting, and the chocolate base is a bit on the weaker end, dominated by the adjuncts. Pretty mild bourbon. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, substantial enough, smooth milk chocolate and slightly chalky coconut finish. Smell is way too Banana Boat for me to keep on drinking this one.

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Photo of Rseanchardy
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First taste is wow the flavor hit you immediately. It's not subtle flavors but very strong coconut, banana, and burbon notes. I am want to give it a better rating but the coconut aftertaste lingers for too long.

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Photo of GreatStoutman
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bucrogers26th
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BYOFB
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Diura
4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bammer21
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a big, creamy, tan head. I was aggressive with the pour.
I get Banana, Chocolate, malt and slight bourbon on the smell. Banana is the star.
The Banana and coconut come together in a very pleasing, sweet taste. Banana comes out first with the coconut sliding in. Coffee and baking chocolate more subtle. I thought this combo was going to be iffy, but I like it! Not big on the barrel notes.
Mouthfeel silky smooth as usual Dragon's milk.
This is one smooth operator with a pleasant combo of banana and coconut. Reminds me of the Old Banana Laffy Taffy's!

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Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brazola
4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TerriL
4.51/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Strong bourbon odor initially with more banana odor at the end of the glass (prefer the flavor after a bit of time to burn off the aromatics). Not as much coconut
Deep color with a lighter than expected mouth feel making it an easy drinking dark beer.
Looking forward to another

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Photo of EMV
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Nearly black pour... thin tannish head leaves a modest ring of lacing.

S: Strong banana and chocolate... milder coconut.

T/F: Sweet burned sugars and roasted grains... banana surprisingly light... coconut and chocolate with faint espresso in the background. Roast bitterness for balance but definitely on the sweet side. Medium bodied.... gets even better as it warms.

O: An awesome dessert stout. Love the coconut/banana/chocolate stout mix. Great flavors all playing nicely... one of my favorites so far in the 'Dragon's Milk' series.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep brown color with just a bit of light creeping through, one-finger foamy khaki head reduces to a ring around the edge

S- aroma is bursting with banana, banana runts candy, overripe banana, banana milkshake. There's an underlying coconut note that mixes with the banana to give it a tropical vibe, smells like a lobby of an early 90's tanning salon. Behind the banana and coconut, a malty chocolate undertone closes it out

M- Roasted malt and chocolate up front, with the banana kicking in mid-palate. The banana comes across as authentic, even resembles a banana milkshake. The finish some creamy vanilla notes, as well as light bourbon. Lingers of fresh coconut, chocolate and light barrel

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a slightly warming finish

O- one of the best smelling beers I've had in a while. Tasted great, but not quite as complex as the nose

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Photo of CharlesK
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tmalt
3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The base beer I like a lot but the"real flavorings" tasted like banana taffy and coconut oil. One and done for me because it tasted more like taffy flavors. I prefer the regular Dragons Milk which I give a score of 4.

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Photo of jmh21
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing opaque black in the glass with a thin brown head that dissipates to patches with light lacing. Aroma of semi-sweet dark toasted malt, coconut and bananas; as advertised; actually smells very much like a trail mix of dried bananas and coconut, amazing. Flavor is semi-sweet dark toasted malt, coconut, banana and slight bourbon and cocoa. Medium bodied with light creaminess. Tasted pretty much as I expected. Both banana and coconut are bold flavors and they dominate this stout, fortunately they work well with each other. The bourbon and to a great extent the malt flavors are subsumed into the fruit and coconut character. Definitely a dessert stout, the banana is slightly artificial tasting, but the coconut tastes fresh. I opened this expecting a somewhat sweet, banana and coconut infused stout and got exactly what I wanted. This has been a flavorful and well done series. Always happy to see it offered.

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Photo of fern22
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zenboy99
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Didn’t think I’d like this, not a fan of banana and cocunut, but this was well balanced and delicious

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Photo of akopczyk
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cwkash
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Dragon's Milk Reserve Banana Coconut from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 134 ratings