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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:
#3,013
Reviews:
1,534
Ratings:
5,866
pDev:
12.9%
Bros Score:
3.82
 
 
Wants:
361
Gots:
1,884
Trade:
43
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,866 |  Reviews: 1,534
Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bweakley_671
3.45/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Great overall! Always a good craft to have with a very juicy burger.

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Photo of monkeybeerbelly
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zatch90
4.66/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Umassgrad98
4.98/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Great smooth beer!

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Photo of Wafe
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - Black as night. opaque, no head
Smell - bourbon, chocolate, oaky, sweetness. Smells delicious
Taste - bourbon, coffee, tons of roasted malts, chocolate, sweetness
Feel - coats the mouth, warming, was hoping for a thicker body though

Overall - My first BA stout....whoa!! A monster of a beer. Definitely a sipper. Enjoyed.

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Photo of killcore
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bigleague
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of bigeyedfish89
4.64/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CrazyCon
4.66/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of kyle_goochstink
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of royl
4.85/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nalid66
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreenMind
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VinnieBigs26
4.96/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of martinfletwood
2.47/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I normally love coffee stouts. This one tastes like bourbon was added straight to it rather than aged in the barrel. Way to strong of a bourbon taste. Sorry, this one fails.

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Photo of WynnO
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of love_mi_beer
4.69/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Atlas1
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been sitting on this bomber of Dragon's Milk for about 2 years. My sister-in-law sent this to me from Grand Rapids a couple years back along with some other stuff. Finally time to uncork.

Poured into a snifter, Dragon's Milk is dark black in color with a thin light brown head on top. Nice enough, but two years sitting in my cupboard may have taken a bit away from it in terms of appearance. The nose on this is quite nice, though. Strong notes of vanilla and bourbon. Subtler aromas banana, plum and maybe clove. Very nice and sweet, but I think much of the oakiness of this has subsided in the bottle over time. Taste follows suit - bourbon and vanilla are heavy up front with distinctly dark fruit sweetness on the back end. Some dark cherry here in the finish. Two years in the bottle also may have allowed the booze to mellow out a bit, because while it's 11% ABV it's hardly noticeable. That might also just be a I let this warm up to room temp as well, to allow for maturation of flavors, and it didn't disappoint. Mouthfeel was a bit thinner than expected, but again that might be a result of the aging process, so I'm not discounting too much here.

Overall a fine beer. Ages nicely and the nose and flavors hold up quite well. Good stuff from New Holland. Cheers.

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Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 5,866 ratings
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