Dragon's Milk | New Holland Brewing Company

Dragon's MilkDragon's Milk
5,813 Ratings
Dragon's MilkDragon's Milk

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Bottle from Colonial Spirits.
Pours a deep dark brown with faint garnet at the edges and a smallish bubbly beige head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of roast, caramel, vanilla, light wood and bourbon with a faint cardboard. Little to no hop aroma, this one seems a bit sweet based on the nose. The flavor is roasty caramel with hints of toffee, vanilla and light oak. Light fruity notes midway through with a sweet bourbon and brown sugar linger at the end of every sip. Medium body, light level of carbonation. Nice easily assessable barrel aged stout. The oxidation in the nose is a little off putting, but the beer is quite tasty.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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

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4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

rating is for the 2015 bottle

650ml bottle into goblet. 2014 batch, 11% abv. bottled on october 15, 2014. enjoyed on the evening of december 13, 2014

a: dark black with ruby-caramel highlights at the bottom of the glass. a slim finger of tan head (4)

s: roasted malt, whisky, chocolate. slight oaky vanilla. good barrel presence, perfectly balanced between stout and aroma notes (4.5)

t: not quite as balanced as the nose. huge whisky presence in the front, along with some dark fruits. the chocolate and roast flavours play shyly off of the still-strong barrel character here and there come mid-palate. mild bitterness at the end with lingering whisky tastes (4)

m: little carbonation, medium & slightly oily mouthfeel (4.5)

o: a really unbalanced beer, but i still find it quite tasty. could definitely benefit from age, or having more stout flavour presence. this will really satisfy barrel-aged beer enthusiasts (4)



650ml bottle into glencairn-esque glass. bottled on feb 10 or oct 2 of 2015. 11% abv. consumed jan 7 2016. milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and prunes, with a smoky roasty finish. sweet overall. medium mouthfeel, slight alcohol heat. seems more balanced than the first time i had it, but i think i was relatively new to barrel-aged beers then. a very pleasant beer

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2013 vintage

Appearance - Dark brown almost black body with tan head

Smell - Whiskey, oak, coconut, dark chocolate

Taste - dark chocolate, whiskey, oat, coconut

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, sweet, sticky, slightly boozy

Overall - a nice bourbon barrel stout, not as aggressive as a BCBS. Worth a try for lovers of the style.

Price Point - $15.49/4 pk 12 oz bottles

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.96/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.28/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.89/5  rDev -3.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.48/5  rDev +11.2%

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3.92/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.16/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.4/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.2/5  rDev +4.2%

Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 5,813 ratings
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