Dragon's Milk | New Holland Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
5,702 Ratings
Dragon's MilkDragon's Milk
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
Ratings:
5,702
Reviews:
1,497
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
13.07%
 
 
Wants:
350
Gots:
1,797
For Trade:
44
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,702 |  Reviews: 1,497
Photo of Tbulling
4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Bouleboubier
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

(12 oz bottle, bottled 02/08/17... poured into a Chouffe tulip)

L: very dark brown liquid, opaque when held to light... cappuccino brown foam that swells up then swells out - loose, glossy... lace just slides down, no stick, but a thin, crusty collar remains

S: big barrel notes of vanilla and caramelized wood/sugars... dark-dry bitter chocolate, boozy dark rum, maybe even a delicate whiff of black licorice... dare say almost a urine aroma as it warms (like piss-soaked cotton), and later a hint of dark-roast ground coffee... the booze is bright, marginally medicinal and carries with it an sort of coffee liqueur note (this description is all it is later)... overall, moderate intensity and implies a dense maltiness

T: lots of ashy, ember-y char notes in the finish... powerfully bitter with a semisweet dark caramel note in the aftertaste... bit drier in the finish than the early sweetness may suggest... thick, rich maltiness in the middle, slightly out matched by its biting bitterness

F: damn near lusciously silky on the outset... lingering, almost spicy heat, with a mild-moderate (roasty) acidic twang at the back... certainly a creaminess to its viscosity... the burn and bitter slowly take over

O: full-bodied, full-flavored, smoky-roasty... the fusel-tinged heat and piercing, parching bitterness balances to an extent, but ends up becoming the most dominant elements... might be nice to lay down for a year or two, let the harshness settle out

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It pours jet black and with a tan/beige head of surprisingly good retention but little lacing. Aroma is absolutely lovely with notes of vanilla, dried fruit, bourbon and a ton of chocolate. The taste is very well balanced and reflects in many ways the nose. Full bodied and with barely noticeable carbonation on the tongue. A very enjoyable bourbon-barrel-aged stout.

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Photo of brookline
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nolster
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 94rocker1
4.65/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.86/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Yard House.
Black in color with a one inch light tan head. There was a fair amount of lacing.
Roasted malt aroma, rather nondescript.
Mostly chocolate, slight coffee, tiny bit of vanilla.
An OK beer. I've been drinking a number of stouts lately, and this one didn't quite measure up to some of the others.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours pitch black (so dark the lights bends around it...) with a nice short brown head. Burnt roasted and alcoholic in the nose. In the mouth, burnt flavor and roasted malt predominates.

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Photo of Birdlegs
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.46/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkn09
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BLarson31
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zonian1
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of opierce
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite imperial stouts... soo good.

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Photo of Moneyman11
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of philbe311
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ORGrown
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBobber
4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This one pours pitch black with a small brown head on it. Leaves nice lacing down the glass.

Smells like wood char and roasted malts with some coffee in the back there somewhere.

Taste is of stone fruits, vanilla and roasted malts. There is a definite alcohol presence on the taste. As the beer warms the vanilla sweetness was becoming more prevalent.

Has a medium mouth with an easy finish to it. The mouth does get a bit sticky as the beer warms.

This is an awesome stout that was really opening up as it warmed with nice changing complexity to it. The vanilla sweetness really was a great compliment to the darkness of this very big beer. At 11% you are going to feel that alcohol as well. I am really glad I bought this one and the wife strongly agrees that this is a solid hit.

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Photo of redbarnbikes
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ImHoppyNow
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrDis
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephenlee
4.36/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
3.98 out of 5 based on 5,702 ratings.
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