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:
#3,145
Reviews:
1,578
Ratings:
6,067
pDev:
12.62%
Bros Score:
3.82
 
 
Wants:
392
Gots:
2,019
Trade:
45
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,067 |  Reviews: 1,578
Photo of SteveO419
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of anthony-s
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vabeerguy
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.54/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful, pitch black beer with almost two fingers worth of dense and bubbling caramel colored head.
The smell itself is a treat to enjoy with this one. Lending notes of sweetness and some roasty bitter malts.
Then the taste is that sweetness again. Almost a marshmallow sweetness with some notes of slightly bitter chocolate and vanilla. And then come the roasty flavors that mix with the balanced barrel. Bourbon is just enough to let you know it's there and warm the drink up.
Once you get through the creamy head the feeling is thick and like eating marshmallows.
Overall, I always enjoy drinking a Dragon's Milk and love how available it is for being such a good bourbon barrel aged Stout. Thanks New Holland!

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Photo of Luis0n7i
4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tomesco
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hman43
4.68/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: It pours black with a dark brown head. It has good head retention.

Aroma: It has aromas of malt and chocolate. There are plenty of sweet notes a bit lit candy and licorice. There are also background notes of roast and a slight hint of vanilla.

Taste: The flavor are sweet with chocolate and licorice. There are also dark fruits with roast and a slight hint of vanilla.

Feel: It has a smooth and creamy body that is full. The sweet-bitter finish last long.

Overall: This is an excellent stout with plenty of aromas and flavors. The complex combinations work well together and the alcohol warming is just right.

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

Dark, rich color and mouth feel. Hints of vanilla, caramel, coffee, whiskey. This double/imperial stout is 11% ABV but the oak aging seems to make it smooth and take away any overwhelming alcohol taste. Good.

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Photo of Jerk_Store
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eastbaysteve
4.67/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of G_Shoe
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steinhauser10
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbundang9
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BKizzles
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Doonzman
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cliffjord
2.9/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of dirtyharry2489
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of 13thclam
4.99/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

There are no words. I could not stop. I regret nothing, except not buying more. An incredibly complex stout that hits all the right notes and is exquisitely balanced with smoke, dark chocolate, caramel, cream, and a light alcohol bite. I wish I could write a better review but I'll be honest, the 4 pack disappeared rather quickly that night.

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Photo of chitoryu12
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: Deep, opaque, chocolate brown with a minor white head.

Smell: Malt, chocolate, booze-soaked cherries, and basically no hint of hops.

Taste: Dark chocolate and bitter coffee dominate, with that cherry flavor remaining from the nose and a bit of bourbon (probably from the oak cask aging). There's almost no hop bitterness, resembling the bitterness of black coffee more.

Mouthfeel: Full and creamy.

Overall: An excellent beer for any time, and a real way of showing just what a beer is capable of.

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Photo of jdduffie
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RebornStussy
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of michaelbrian
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pleasure
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigIslandfarmer
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 6,067 ratings