Dragon's Milk - White
New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
Stout - American
Ranked #337
Ranked #22,455
3.77 | pDev: 11.14%
Jun 04, 2022
Sep 28, 2018
Very Good
Dragon's Milk - WhiteDragon's Milk - White
Notes: Bourbon Barrel-Aged White Stout
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4.15 by vickersspitfire from Texas on Jun 04, 2022
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3.37/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Mdog from Minnesota

From as 12oz can:

Appearance: Hazy gold, thin head.

Smell: Very slight, finally picked up some vanilla pudding.

Taste: Vanilla and almond flavor, red cherry flavor. Kind of strange, almost tastes like a cocktail but with more body, since it's a beer.

Overall: I thought this was going to be something like DKML from Founders since I knew nothing about it. Then after closer examination of the can, it's only 6% or so. One of the more uniquely flavored beers in that it was so almond and cherry-like that it didn't really taste much like beer. It wasn't bad, and I might actually get another can or two for a curveball every once in a while.

May 22, 2022
3.58 by akaizer from Virginia on May 21, 2022
3.77 by InfernoBoss from California on May 21, 2022
3.85 by polloenfuego from Canada (NB) on May 10, 2022
3.75 by szmnnl99 from Michigan on Apr 14, 2022
3.53 by tankg from Pennsylvania on Apr 09, 2022
4.28 by NazeemsBeerReviews from Canada (NB) on Apr 06, 2022
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3.24/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Christianriveraaa

Look: Opened from a 12 oz can bought from total wine and more. Pours a light to medium golden hazy color with heavy foam rising quickly - but dissolves just as quickly over the span of a minute to five. Light lacing is left as this is dissolving quickly.
Smell: Getting notes of caramel as well as malts, definitely getting some barrel smells in there too.
Taste: Very caramelized taste followed by the sweetness from the bourbon and malts. Tastes a bit to caramel in my opinion. Maybe artificial flavors were slightly added?
Feel: light carbonation, pretty smooth going down. Easy sipper.
Overall: This was an experience but compared to the advertised Dragon's milk, this surprised me a lot. It was not nearly as good as the heavy 12% beer. Wouldn't recommend this beer unless your one to try different beers in general.

Mar 27, 2022
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Manta200 from Kentucky

Single can from Party Town
Bourbon notes are subtle and the body is lighter than expected.
Still quite enjoyable.

Feb 24, 2022
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by bottom_ramen

Almost coffee like notes

Feb 23, 2022
3.56 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 07, 2022
3.55 by Bear1964 from Nebraska on Jan 13, 2022
3.51 by d5001986 from Wisconsin on Jan 09, 2022
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3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by BoazThenwor

Looks are fairly good, a nice golden hue with bubbles forming down the glass
Smell is barely noticeable, either I catched covid or this thing barely has any smell
Taste initially was around a 2.5-2.75, however this was in a glass and was my first time enjoying it. However the 2nd time I tried it, it was leagues better and infact I had it out of the can instead of a glass. This shocked me as it almost tasted like a completely different beer. Out of a glass it was far too sweet but from a can it was milder making it almost the perfect sweetness level. In a glass it had quite a noticeable bourbon aftertaste (I don't really fancy this but some might), while out of a glass it was much less noticeable. In short, while in a glass the beer's flavors are far too strong. The can tones it down a notch leading to a much better experience.
The feel was very good and smooth in both the glass and can.

Jan 07, 2022
3.91 by jaxon53 from Connecticut on Jan 01, 2022
3.48 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Dec 29, 2021
3.95 by jacobk1997 from Georgia on Dec 26, 2021
2.8 by One90proof from Alabama on Dec 25, 2021
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2.62/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
by Beaver13 from Colorado

12 oz can, dated 3/5/21. Pours hazy orange amber with a medium fine white head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is a mish mash of lactose, vanilla, fruit and bourbon.

The flavor is sweet lactose and vanilla with a roast finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, overly sweet and not great.

Dec 17, 2021
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2.37/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
by MAB from Canada (AB)

Day 3 of the 2021 advent calendar.

It looked a bit like a stout, in the glass, but the head just disappeared almost right after pouring. Not much aroma; bad sign. Slight haze but otherwise a nice color--if it wasn't a stout, that is.

The first sip says, "Something's wrong". I can only detect the bourbon barrel and a lot of sweetness after the burnt coffee flavour goes away. Not roasted malt flavour-- burnt coffee. About 2/3 through it had subdued my taste buds into submission and the final third tasted a tiny bit better. But it was a struggle to finish.

I know why White Stouts aren't a popular trend now, I guess.

Dec 04, 2021
3.81 by GatorCoop from California on Nov 26, 2021
4.07 by NodakEric from Minnesota on Nov 26, 2021
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3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Scrappy notes from early 2020.
12 ounce cans. Poured into a pint glass.
Looks like stout with the cascading downward head bubbles with a fairly thick firm head and is golden in color.
It tastes sweet and is soft and creamy with a slightly dirty coffee taste and a gritty mouthfeel but still has a true Irish stout feel to it. Good tasting and very refreshing.

Nov 23, 2021
3.5 by TylerJ from Iowa on Nov 07, 2021
3.76 by irishkyle21 from Canada (ON) on Nov 05, 2021
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3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by buschbeer from Ohio

12 FL OZ can
Served in a pint glass

This beer pours a brilliant golden hue. It is topped with a couple inches of beige head that leaves decent lacing.

Coffee and chocolate aroma

Light coffee and chocolate flavor. Some oak

Medium bodied with a dryish feel

Definitely a watered down version of the Mother beer. One was enough. Not bad but disappointing compared to the real deal.

Nov 02, 2021
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3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by arizcards from North Carolina

Picked up a 12 oz single can from TW-Greenville SC 7-19-21 for $3.49. Canned 4-23-21; consumed 10-25-21.

Beer poured a brown tinged gold with a very nice white head.

Nose has hints of mild roast with a hint of chocolate.

Taste is a light malt base that is mildly roasted with an artificial vanilla and chocolate adjunct addition that lends an off flavor. Finishes balanced from the barrel aging that does not present itself but in the background.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and smooth.

Overall not a bad beer but one that i would not seek out going forward.

Oct 25, 2021
3.74 by CopperMtnPlowboy from Ohio on Oct 21, 2021
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3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Radome from Florida

Tasted from a 12 oz can.

L - Golden color with some orange. Off-white head is creamy but fast-dissipating. The appearance is like a New England IPA, but with a weak head.

S - Malt aroma has some of the burnt grain aroma I associate with porters, but lacking in chocolate or coffee notes. Some oak, vanilla and cinnamon. It's nice, but I wouldn't necessarily think of Bourbon if I didn't know what this beer was.

T - No hops flavors are evident. Malt flavors are reminiscent of those in a stout, but muted. Especially lacking in any roasted grain flavors. Faint Bourbon whiskey flavors.

F - Medium to heavy body. Low carbonation. Low hops bitterness. Light alcohol presence.

O - There's nothing wrong with this beer. It's got some nice highlights here and there, but overall I find it bland and uninteresting, especially in comparison to the original Imperial Stout version.

Oct 18, 2021
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4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by BeerBobber from Nevada

Looks kind of like a murky honey color. One solid finger of head made of tight white bubbles popping open to pockets on the head. Carbonation bubbles visible on the side of the glass. Nice lacing down the glass.

Picking up a hint of creamy bourbon on the smell. Its like a bit of sweet mixed in with bourbon coming up to the nose.

Taste is creamy and sweet up front. Chocolate is present as well. Getting just a tickle of bitter from the chocolate. Picking up a bit of bourbon creaminess with just a bit of something like some lightly charred wood.

Mouth feel is a fairly light medium with a slight lingering finish. The finish is nice with that bit of woody sweetness to it.

Overall a nice looking beer. Does not look like a stout and would be great to have someone who is afraid of the dark beers to try this. The smell is nice and friendly. Almost inviting one to take a drink. The taste is just slightly dark with a bit of bitter in it and a little bite of bourbon. Yet the main flavor profile seems to be an almost decadent sweet cream theme going on and playing with the bourbon and chocolate flavors. New Holland really does an amazing job with this one and I really enjoyed this. Just wish I had bought more than one can each for me and the wife. Several six packs would be great to have on hand when you want a simply delicious decadent beer.

Oct 17, 2021
4.15 by Jodio from Texas on Oct 13, 2021
3.81 by Taenim from New Jersey on Oct 11, 2021
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3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

From the can, it pours a hazy light amber color with a nice white head that slowly reduces and leaves lacing. The nose gets a whiff of vanilla. The flavor is slightly chocolatey with notes of vanilla and stout.

Oct 07, 2021
4.39 by Z-man from Michigan on Aug 29, 2021
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3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by blazerkor from Nevada

There's not a lot to the smell on this. It's sweet smelling with hints of bourbon and beer.

The taste is really mild too. There's a background of stout and even further back there some woody bourbon.

It's medium bodied with just a little fizz. The finish is bitter, sweet, bready and then gone.

It's a really refreshing drink. Like a bourbon barrel stout for someone who is afraid of bourbon, barrels and cautiously curious about stout. I give it a 4 out of 6.

Aug 23, 2021
3.79 by mothmanscott from Georgia on Aug 22, 2021
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3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Danzifer from Ohio

Poured from 12oz can to snifter, about 50 degree F. No head but fairly active carbonation. Hazey amber in color. Scents of vanilla and bourbon. Pretty much tastes how it smells, with a more white chocolate taste. Pretty decent but I prefer the dark dragon stout.

Aug 14, 2021
Dragon's Milk - White from New Holland Brewing Company
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