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Dragon's Milk | New Holland Brewing Company

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4.03/5
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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:
#2,959
Reviews:
1,522
Ratings:
5,827
pDev:
12.9%
Bros Score:
3.82
 
 
Wants:
361
Gots:
1,860
Trade:
44
HISTOGRAM
 
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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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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrettBrews
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigMFDaddy
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jet with tan ring. 4
Straight bourbon. 3.75
Milk chocolate truffles, woody whiskey hit, Fig Newtons, boozy blast and a clean end. 4
Ashy linger.
Super creamy, round, medium going into heavy. 4.25

Milk chocolate! All the cream with boozy barrel cuts. Too hard, though. Not quite a classic. 4.25

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Photo of Imperialjake
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpmsu2003
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cprigmore
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Was surprised at how smooth and clean my palate feels after a stout. Really enjoy this beer and will definitely buy again!

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Photo of KMillard
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not overwhelming and nicely balanced, not too much sweet (though it is predominant), not too bitter or too much alcohol. Rare balance for an imperial stout. Not an everyday or even week beer, but I'd come back to it for the wealth of flavors on the palate.

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4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timbrelaine
4.56/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Stu_Ayers
4.83/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metacog42
4.64/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 5,827 ratings
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