Dragon's Milk | New Holland Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
5,703 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:
5,703
Reviews:
1,498
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
13.07%
 
 
Wants:
350
Gots:
1,798
For Trade:
44
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,703 |  Reviews: 1,498
Photo of mdecross
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown with a khaki head that's fades quickly, leaving some nice lacing.
Bourbon, roasted malt aromas.
Flavor is roasted malt coffee, vanilla and some tart cherry.
This is a bit thinner than most BA stouts.
This is really a solid beer at a fair price. While is doesn't compare to the "once a year" BA stouts I think it's great that I can get this 7/365 at any decent beer store.

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Photo of Ecxeeder616
4.47/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brantar09
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown with little light transmission in the glass and a half finger light brown head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, mild bourbon, milk chocolate and a hint of cherry. Flavor is semi-sweet dark toasted malt, milk and dark chocolate, vanilla, light bourbon, a hint of cherry and dark stone fruit. Finishes with milk chocolate, vanilla, mild oak and hints of fruit. Medium bodied with a pleasant light creaminess. A remarkably mellow stout for its ABV. Initially seem understated, but reveals quite a bit of flavor complexity that is very well integrated and balanced. The bourbon and barrel flavors are all present, but meld with the malt quit nicely. There is a mild lactose component that makes this almost taste like an imperial milk stout. Sweeter than other big imperial stouts, but finishes semi-dry. My first taste seemed too tame to be a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout and there is little char to the malt. But each taste was so pleasant and well balanced that this was a pleasure to drink. Nicely done. Glad to have the chance to try this classic stout.

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Photo of lccrunchy
4.96/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of christimm
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of evilmoose
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Lucular
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BFCarr
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of brwnchrstpher
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeyMcD86
4.61/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours on the lighter side but pitch black in the glass w/a medium khaki head. Definitely get some nice medium woodiness from the barrel aging with just a tiny bit of bourbon soaked cherries as well. Woodiness is apartment in the mouth with a good amount vanilla sweetness. Not much cherry. Some chocolate is present but it's sweet like Hershey's chocolate. Not motor oil thick by any means but there is definitely some creaminess in there. Wouldn't be surprised if they brewed this with lactose(they do call it dragon's milk afterall). Overall I think they did a good job not over doing it with the barrel aging. The barrel is there but it supports as opposed to overpowers the base beer. A well executed stout that's just a little sweet for my taste. 90 points.

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Photo of Treycotton
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bonbon19
4.89/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very smooth! Hints of vanilla...at room temperature! I'm somewhat new to craft beer...but am enjoying these stouts! This is my new favorite!

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Photo of ifnkovhg
4.54/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JLK7299
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tuowl74a
4.54/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BIGPOPPAS
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
3.98 out of 5 based on 5,703 ratings.
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