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Dragon's Milk | New Holland Brewing Company

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5,896 Ratings
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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:
#3,023
Reviews:
1,540
Ratings:
5,896
pDev:
12.9%
Bros Score:
3.82
 
 
Wants:
366
Gots:
1,905
Trade:
43
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,896 |  Reviews: 1,540
Photo of dbell23
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whynot44
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Very dark, almost black nearly opaque, with a modest tan head that fades quickly.

The aroma is dark roasted malt, sweet caramel and bourbon.

The taste is similar with bourbon very pronounced up front followed by sweet malt, burnt toast with some plum notes, dark chocolate and vanilla. The 11% ABV is very noticeable and takes some of the edge off of the sweetness.

Medium bodied and very drinkable.

Overall a tasty ad enjoyable brew, especially for a cold winter night.

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Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.78/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Deliciousness in a bottle!

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Photo of Stezz420
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wardnemisis
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CCutch
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whitetale
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 version
Pours almost black into a tulip glass. Tan head with good lacing.
Aroma is light. Some roasted malt.
Taste is slight bourbon, with roast malts, vanilla and dark fruit. Very nicely balanced. Not harsh. Alcohol is well hidden. Slightly sweet.
Mouthfeel is good with nice carbonation.
Overall, I really like this one. It has good balance with all the right flavors. This is a good cold weather sipper that is (luckily) available all year.

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

Photo of Pedro13
4.74/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Yum

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark with thick tan head. You can smell the bourbon right away but it is an amazing smell not too strong, you can also smell a hint of chocolate and oak. It has an up front bourbon chocolate syrup taste, also a hint of caramel. Feels very smooth in the mouth bourbon is not overwhelming just right. Overall an amazing beer!!!

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Photo of MikeTheRed
4.62/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jw4free
4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TomMorris
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Trbtodd
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

2013 edition

A: poured into a snifter to a black beer topped by a finger of dense tan head that fades to a small collar around the edge of the glass
S: smells of whiskey barrel, chocolate and roasted malts
T: Taste is vanilla and caramel from the whiskey barrel with a little coffee and chocolate. Faint roasted malt flavor as well. Swallow is roasted malt, chocolate, a little oxidation and some more barrel.
M: Medium in the mouthfeel with soft carbonation and a dry finish
O: Very approachable and smooth. Flavors play well together but the mouthfeel doesn't really do it for me. Definitely one to try but I'm happy I don't have an entire four pack.

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Photo of Lukeduke27
3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of siscokid79
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of frekky
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rickklein9
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mursch
4.8/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dark sweet goes down smooth

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Photo of izzyismyrott
3.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CDCNAM
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 5,896 ratings
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