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Dragon's Milk | New Holland Brewing Company

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5,903 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:
#3,032
Reviews:
1,542
Ratings:
5,903
pDev:
12.9%
Bros Score:
3.82
 
 
Wants:
368
Gots:
1,914
Trade:
43
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,903 |  Reviews: 1,542
Photo of Spikester
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black with ruby highlights using my led flashlight to back light. The tan head was small and faded to a persistent ring in short order. A few spatters of lace were left on the sides of the glass.
Smell is vanilla cocoa and a whiff of bourbon.
Taste is dark chocolate vanilla some candy sweetness and the bourbon.
Mouthfeel is medium and well carbonated. The finish is balanced with a hint of dryness at the end.
Overall a bit too sweet for me but seems to be well made.

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

Photo of Vidblain
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SerpentX
3.64/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MMOSNN
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johlac66
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cristoph
2.51/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mbjb0720
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Branlott42
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of travolta
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of beerbones
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mnine
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.61/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of msscott1973
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of glennchapin
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jimpyle48
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled from bottle

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Photo of Mikeycustoms101
2.53/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

I did not enjoy this beer. Has a great apperence and smell however it has an overpowering flavor of bourbon. Not a smooth drinking beer to say the least and overpriced in my opinion

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Photo of drewskihausen
3.57/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bold apperance; nice head.

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

Photo of pistol_pete
4.54/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkblr
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottled 3/1/17 poured into a New Holland High Gravity Series pokal at 55 degrees 11% ABV. The beer pours very dark brown with a small tan head that fades into a ring hugging the glass. There are a few bubbles on top of the beer but no lacing of any account. The aroma is more vanilla and wood than bourbon. The taste is smooth sweet malt first transitioning to oak, bourbon and a bit of prickly heat as it finishes. There is some vanilla and marshmallow somewhere in the middle as well. You get just a small amount of alcohol heat but it isn't harsh or distracting. Mouthfeel is soft, medium bodied, perhaps a bit too carbonated, and balanced in the finish. Overall, very good. This is a great stout at 5 months in the bottle and cellar temperature. It has a nice array of flavors without bourbon dominating.

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Photo of CanadianGinge
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

This is amazingly good stuff. It's a really fruity tasting imperial stout. Lots of flavors in there.... bourbon smoke, toasted malts, nutty vanilla , hints of coffee, and a touch of chocolate.

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Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 5,903 ratings
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