Dragon's Milk | New Holland Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
5,745 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
Ratings:
5,745
Reviews:
1,511
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
13.1%
 
 
Wants:
357
Gots:
1,818
For Trade:
44
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,745 |  Reviews: 1,511
Photo of VisionHeavy
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Slarson7
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeLev
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of incognito369
4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look -- Pitch black with a creamy white head
Smell -- Vanilla, caramel, coffee, bourbon
Taste -- Hit with Vanilla, hints of bourbon, coffee, dates, and caramel
Feel -- medium mouth feel
Overall -- A solid bourbon barrel milk stout, you can't go wrong with this because of its availability and price point. To me its a "substitute" for Goose Island Bourbon County, Java Cask, and Lagunitas High Westified if you can't get your hands on them. Cheers!

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Photo of Beerisgood69
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yaksurf
3.26/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coop___
1.86/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Everybody raves about this beer. And I always passed because I thought it was to expensive for a mass produced beer. However, I finally got around to trying it today and I am left completely flat. Especially for all the carbonation in this beer, I love a good stout, especially a good bourbon barrel aged one. This is the worst one I have ever had, hands down!!!! Looks good, smells ok, hits your tongue and inflames it with bubbly gook. Yuck! It is truly undrinkable, don't waste your time with this one, especially with all the great ones that are out there. Thy Left Coast Ale Espetitos, its fabulous and only $6 or Saint Archer\s Tusk and Grain 002, Magnificent!

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Photo of eagle109
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Furley80
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cdclark81
2.86/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

A little too carbonated for my liking; after pouring it in a glass, the carbonation was as loud as a pop. Then the head disappeared completely. I realize this is a bourbon aged beer, so I was expecting some bourbon flavor, but the flavor of the bourbon overpowered the flavor of the beer, in my opinion.

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

Photo of Asics
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Creevo
4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

July 2 bottle at the Lud toss tournament, thanks to Andy. Rather bold and not as 'alcoholy'as I had expected. Guinness on steroids more or less. Good for 11 %.

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Photo of momill79
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of stratusjeans
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveCash
4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrsockless
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A damn good Imperial stout - subtle roasty flavors, balanced by lovely malt sweetness.

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Photo of Shade1951
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another solid imperial stout. Nearly black in appearance with minimal head and lacing. Smells of cocoa and leather. Taste is similar to the smell. Pleasant, earthy, and with just a hint of bourbon flavor. There is a creaminess to the mouthfeel, though it feels a bit watery at the same time. Odd.

An admirable brew. Not my favorite in the style, but still tasty and enjoyable and something I will buy again.

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Photo of Cindyg88
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Still a favorite after trying many other suggestions that are supposedly similar. This is a sipping beer to fully appreciate all of its characteristics.

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Photo of StormAles
4.41/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this back in 2014 when I was back in the Midwest and shit. This one pours black, but not quite as black as the big bad black as night ones. Creamy tan head, 2/3". Good density. You are my density Lorraine. Aroma is mild on the barrel. Mostly cancels out roastiness, mild chocolate after that.

Taste is nice and middle of the road. Very little barrel character, but at the same time, the chocolate malt and vanilla notes are nice. Mouth feel is good by virtue of making an 11% beer very drinkable, bitterness and roastiness are not excessive. I mean, its pretty accessible, you can get growlers of it in Nevada now. Would bang again, and its at a good price.

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Photo of JarMills
4.59/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. It looks dark caramel in the glass. It smells like bananas, clove and honey. The taste is a little overly sweet, like toffee. The sweetness clings on a little too tightly. Overall, a beer to experience every so often, but not a regular treat.

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Photo of Nosquatch
3.09/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I wanted to like this, but it's a little too sweet and boozy. It's like drinking whiskey at my kid's Christmas pageant. I didn't look forward to it, but I know it will happen again. That goes for the beer and the Christmas thing (I got a 4 pack...of the beer.).

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Photo of Mrnickatnite
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
3.97 out of 5 based on 5,745 ratings.
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