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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:
#3,014
Reviews:
1,535
Ratings:
5,867
pDev:
12.9%
Bros Score:
3.82
 
 
Wants:
361
Gots:
1,884
Trade:
43
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,867 |  Reviews: 1,535
Photo of Teh_Awesome
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of howardnss
4.51/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sebas
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BastardKing24
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nothing outstanding about this beer, it is good tasting but falls short in other categories. Its just a tad bourbon like, kind of flat but still carbed. Taste is the only good thing I can detect, with a chocolate and toffee like base and a little on the sweet side. Try it once but I cant reccommend it for people that have had the likes of abyss.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gajo74
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have been hearing about Dragon’s Milk for a while and finally got a chance to try it. Expectations were high.
Pours a dark brown/mahogany with a hint of ruby. A fingernail length cream head shows good retention, while the lace clings to the glass like sea foam.
Everything about the nose alerts you that this will be a big, robust and strong beer in every way. The oak and bourbon foretell the strong presence of alcohol. The coffee, burnt caramel, and roasted malt show off the bold qualities of an imperial stout. In addition, hints of vanilla, cherries and cream add to the complexity. Well into the drink there is a bit of smoked malt towards the end.
Going into the mouth, the tongue is immediately hit with decadent sweetness and booze. Initially, there is a clean alcohol finish that gradually burns going down the throat. Full bodied and robust. A chewy dark malt body, tinged with bourbon and alcohol spice, dark caramel, cherries, oak, vanilla and rich dark fruity marmalade. A moderate bitterness from roasted malt, espresso beans and hops coats the mouth and balances some of the nearly cloying sweetness and alcohol burn. of hops spice.
Interestingly enough, the intensity of flavor mellows out somewhat midway, actually improving drinkability. The body evolves into a lighter, silkier and creamier mouthfeel. The alcohol burn begins to settle and the sweetness gives way more to the hops, roasted malts, as well as a light cocoa flavor that is smoother.
A bold, complex, dynamic and highly alcoholic stout. Worth the try.

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Photo of laketang
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dense black pour
Large mocha head that
Is very thick and dense. And
The head is still around after several
Minutes. I get real nice chocolate notes.
Also there are hints of anise, subtle tho
Full mouthful, Chewy.
I can feel the alcohol.great beer for me.

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Photo of cmsiii
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WunderLlama
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a teku glass

Dark brown liquid, two finger taupe foam crown , some lacings

Aroma of chocolate, bourbon , tobacco

Taste of bourbon, roasted malts

Thin body

Good beer

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Photo of louturc
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Herringii
4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of mikeycibelli
4.39/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Mikeypnh
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkhobbs99
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of juneof44
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dpdp
4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a really great bear. It reminds me of Ayinger Doppelbock with it's burnt sugar sweetness. It takes a heavy pour to get any head at all and what head there is doesn't last. The bourbon barrel aging adds a new dimension to the flavor. I've had many bourbon barrel aged beers that taste like bourbon and nothing else. This is not one of those, and to be honest I doubt I would have even tried this beer had I seen that printed at the bottom of the label. Mouth feel is milky and very heavy. You pretty much expect this from such a dark beer. I may be imagining things but I'm pretty sure this beer is so dark it sucked the light out of the room I poured it in as well as the adjacent rooms. I poured my first in a frosty pint glass, but the rest I poured in in coffee cup, because it seemed appropriate at the time. Did I mention this stuff is strong? I ask this question because it is strong beer. Delicious and highly recommended.

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Photo of kdivers
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Urs
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cvandenberg01
4.64/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great beer. High ABV but goes down smooth. If you are into high ABV stouts, then this one is for you. I think it's my favorite stout.

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Photo of C_Adams
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 5,867 ratings
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