Dragon's Milk | New Holland Brewing Company

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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:
#3,236
Reviews:
1,584
Ratings:
6,089
pDev:
12.62%
Bros Score:
3.82
 
 
Wants:
394
Gots:
2,030
Trade:
45
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 6,089 |  Reviews: 1,584
Photo of Justincredble
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevoj
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cellared for a special occasion, and tonight’s the night! Everything about this screams excellence. Truly enjoyable, nice black pour, aroma of chocolate and burnt toast, mildly sweet flavor. Gets more buttery as it warms. I’m glad I saved it! Happy birthday to me!

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Photo of Duncian
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeardedWalrus
4.66/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lampro
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yum! Served it after letting the bottle sit at room temp for about 15 minutes. Thick, sweet, malty, dark, certainly has a bit of bourbon bite and mild bitterness. Reminds me of why I really gravitated toward stouts when I first got into beer!

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Photo of Damilton5
4.79/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Anselm
3.59/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Considering how buttery/creamy the taste was I wonder if they aged it in Elijah Craig barrels considering that whiskey has an aftertaste of buttered popcorn and cream.

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Photo of MacDuff1984
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of josanguapo
4.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From Labirratorium. In Teku glass. Playing Avernum 3. Very oak-forward, but so well implemented that it doesnt bother at all, maybe thanks to the vanilla. Best oaking ive experienced. Abv completely hidden

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Photo of dboivin
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very delicious beer for stout lovers and those who want to love them. Tastes of a roasty vanilla with a slightly alcohol taste in the finish. Still a very good beer. Suggest buying in a 22 oz bottle, chill and enjoy!

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Photo of godlegos
4.69/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Livyatan1996
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tbarrow
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flagmantho
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle into a tulip. Bottled 3/20/18.

Appearance: totally black with a thick finger of frothy tan foam atop. Great!

Smell: sweet, with caramel, toffee, vanilla and bourbon aromas. There's perhaps a little chocolate in the mix, but it's a bit more "barrel" than "stout". Still, a good-smelling beer.

Taste: rich and malty with a pretty hefty barrel character. There's good vanilla and caramel character up front, then the flavor fades into a general booziness. There's a little chocolate and roast in the mix, but they play second fiddle to the barrel.

Mouthfeel: rich body with a good level of carbonation and a smooth, satisfying creaminess. I really like it.

Overall: this beer has a lot going for it, and it's really tasty. However, I'd love a little bit more "stout" going on -- chocolate, or coffee, or general roastiness, or something.

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Photo of Myboymi
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluesfan1181
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Johnnyc3
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A good aged imperial stout. Not the best I've ever had but I would say in the top 10. But I can honestly say that I have brewed better.

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Photo of jripley97
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdFed
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rooster1970
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DigitGrowler
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BIABTony
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tennisballa07
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I like porters and dark beers
-yon

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Photo of jrc1093
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 4/13/17 (2017 Vintage)

Look: black with a frothy, tan head

Smell: toasted oak and vanilla, a bit of smoke, chocolate, and a touch of bourbon all come together nicely

Taste: follows the nose while adding an enhanced roasty quality throughout; there's a barrel-like char and vanilla sweetness that reminds of fresh s'mores and a bit of bubblegum

Feel: creamy with a good bit of carbonation, but not enough to be too distracting

Big, malty, and roasty, with a year in the bottle mellowing things out nicely. A simple yet flavorful BA stout, and a good entry point for exploring the style.

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Photo of RockyM72
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 6,089 ratings