Dragon's Milk | New Holland Brewing Company

Dragon's MilkDragon's Milk
BA SCORE
82.3%
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4.03 w/ 5,794 ratings
Dragon's MilkDragon's Milk
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: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A barrel aged Imperial Stout with roasty malt character intermingled with deep vanilla tones, all dancing in an oak bath.

2014 Bottles are 11% ABV
2016 Bottles are 11% ABV

Added by beernut7 on 08-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,919
Reviews:
1,519
Ratings:
5,794
Liked:
4,769
Avg:
4.03/5
pDev:
12.9%
Alströms:
3.82
 
 
Wants:
362
Gots:
1,839
Trade:
45
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Photo of zbooks
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeverSettle
3.33/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mwilbur
4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a super dark brown with 1/2 inch dark mocha head with good retention. Mild lacing around the edges.
S: Sweet, thick bourbon, smooth dark chocolate, leather, sweet tobacco, vanilla, and hints of molasses, anise, and coffee. Wow!
T: Smooth dark chocolate hits first, quickly followed by the thick sweet bourbon note. Leather, mildly charred wood, sweet tobacco, and vanilla. Very, very nice.
M: Medium heavy body. Velvety and coating feel. Darkly sweet with mild (surprised it's not more at 11%) alcohol burn. Nice lingering and maturing on the palate.
D: A super solid brew...delivers on all fronts and perfectly balanced. Wonderfully crafted!

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Photo of Eddieeight
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't know why this beer gets so many unfavorable reviews. It's delicious and way better than other bourbon beers I've had. Maybe my palate isn't well developed enough yet, who knows. I think it's great.
Looks deep dark brown.
Smells of bourbon and vanilla.
Tastes full on like bourbon barrels and vanilla. I'm also getting some raisin and chocolatey tastes. Sweet going down. Alcohol stays in the back of the throat for a while.
Mouthfeel is medium juicy and thirst quenching.
Overall I love this beer and at 11% I'll drink it all night long!!!

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Photo of DragonsMilk
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: poured light brown, dark brown in the glass, no head, some ruby around the outside when held to light.

smell: raisin, sweet

Taste: Wow! Raisin, plum, oak, light chocolate, hints of vanilla and roastyness on the finish. There's no outright bourbon taste or smell that I can detect. Its contributing silently in the background.

Feel: medium, not what a seasoned beer geek would expect in a stout ...but then again Guinness is the most recognized "Stout" in the World and its watery compared to this so there's that. Slight soapiness, carbonation brings a light creaminess.

Overall: This was the first craft beer I both enjoyed and loved so I am biased but not blind. I notice huge inconsistencies with this beer, at times its an A+ and other times its a B- but this bottle hits the mark with bold flavors and complexity! (Which is why I chose to review it) Seems more of a Barley wine/Stout Hybrid than a Stout alone but whatever it is it's definitely Imperial. This particular bottle is so good it reminds me of a light version of Bourbon County Barley Wine.

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Photo of Jasons483
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OregonGrown7
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TLA
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Longhorn08
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OriginalWayOut
2.08/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of COKeeffe
3.33/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Walleybeer
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jsalz21
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Skabiski
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dsimenson
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spikester
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black with ruby highlights using my led flashlight to back light. The tan head was small and faded to a persistent ring in short order. A few spatters of lace were left on the sides of the glass.
Smell is vanilla cocoa and a whiff of bourbon.
Taste is dark chocolate vanilla some candy sweetness and the bourbon.
Mouthfeel is medium and well carbonated. The finish is balanced with a hint of dryness at the end.
Overall a bit too sweet for me but seems to be well made.

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Photo of Imcoachoshea
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vidblain
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SerpentX
3.64/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MMOSNN
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johlac66
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cristoph
2.51/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mbjb0720
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Branlott42
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of travolta
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82.3% out of 100 with 5,794 ratings
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