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:
1,583
Ratings:
6,085
pDev:
12.62%
Bros Score:
3.82
 
 
Wants:
394
Gots:
2,030
Trade:
45
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Ratings: 6,085 |  Reviews: 1,583
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 slightly vanilla with a slightly alcohol like 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

Photo of Matuhg
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Every year, I wait for our local craft brewery to release Imperial Stout, which sells out in 2 days. Dragon’s Milk is even better! My new favorite beer! Perfection!

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Photo of jmh21
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz. bottled 8-15-17
Dark brown out of the bottle, near black in the glass with a 1" tan head that falls to a full cap and sits.
Light aroma of roasted malts, cream, some booze.Some wood, vanilla. Really nice complex aroma.
The flavor at this point is less intense than the aroma, maybe a time of development currently? Expected way more from the nose than what I got out of the flavor. Not bad at all just not up to what the nose was putting out there.
Thinner body than expected. HOT @ 11%!
Good but not great at this point.

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