Dragon's Milk | New Holland Brewing Company

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4.04/5
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6,085 Ratings
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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:
#3,230
Reviews:
1,583
Ratings:
6,085
pDev:
12.62%
Bros Score:
3.82
 
 
Wants:
394
Gots:
2,030
Trade:
45
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,085 |  Reviews: 1,583
Photo of BigMike
3.59/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kyel611
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I am probably biased with this brew, as I am from Michigan, and I can get it for $7.99 by the *big* bottle.

This is likely one of the top bourbon barrel aged stouts out of most Michigan brews. Not sure it hits the tier of KBS, but damn it's close. Good vanilla/toffee taste, and strong as all-get-out. If you have the chance, pick it up. It's worth it.

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Photo of GregSemenza
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jkolls
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacMalt
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into stout glass. It pours a deep, dark brown with a two-finger, light tan head and lacing. The smell is mostly oaky vanilla and bourbon. The flavor follows the nose and is very nice: roasty malt, vanilla, and a lot of bourbon. As the glass warmed, I began to notice some chocolate, as well. There is only a subtle bitterness at the finish. You can really feel the heat of the 10% ABV. While it's undeniably boozy, and definitely a sipper, it's also quite smooth and easy to drink. Overall, I enjoyed it. It is a very good stout, which I would really like to try on draught.

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Photo of JimNeedsBrew
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Braseltonage
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of godawgs
4.52/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beer_pirate
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Appearance- pours very dark, medium thick head, not much cling

Smell - This beer has a very nice aroma, consisting mostly of bourbon, oak, vanilla

Taste- Tastes mostly like it smells, a nice bourbon component, some oak, carmel, and vanilla

Mouthfeel- Fairly average, not great but not bad

Value- Four packs are available in my area for $14, which is about 30 cents per ounce. To me this represents a very good value for a quality beer in this style.

Overall- The best bourbon barrel aged stout available year around. It doesn't quite stack up against the heavy hitters in this category, but it's one I would recommend to fill the gaps in between special occasions, or those new to this style of beer. Plenty of bourbon character indicates it was aged for at least 6 months, and it's complex enough for experienced BA stout drinkers.

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Photo of Beer_lover89
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smccann
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Strike00
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: pours dark brown but not as dark as I was expecting, with a light brown head and medium lacing.
S: big bourbon smell. some chocolate and sweetness, maybe vanilla, underneath.
T: Bourbon and Booze right upfront. After those initial tastes you get Chocolate and teh stout base in the back.
F: Medium bodied, pretty smooth

O: pretty good BA Stout.

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

Photo of Bonannophone
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jp32
4.54/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours black in color. A slight khaki colored head appears with a vigorous pour, but dissipates quickly.

The aroma is of oak, toasted malts, chocolate, and a little bit of booze.

Flavor is of chocolate, roasted and toasted malts, booze (reminds me more of rum barrel than whiskey barrel), something sweet, and a dark dried fruit like raisins or figs.

The mouthfeel is exceptionally smooth. Silky smooth. Pure silk. This has got to be the most velvety feeling beer I've ever had.

A very nice beer. For it's price and seemingly easy availability, it's hard to beat this one.

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Photo of raindog814
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bonesaw1127
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jason3125
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of informaticsDoc
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sposter4
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 6,085 ratings