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Dragon's Milk | New Holland Brewing Company

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4.03/5
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5,865 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:
#3,013
Reviews:
1,534
Ratings:
5,865
pDev:
12.9%
Bros Score:
3.82
 
 
Wants:
361
Gots:
1,884
Trade:
43
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,865 |  Reviews: 1,534
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.16/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Re-review in this bottle now that my beer palate has grown and I know a bit more about good beer!

From a bottle into my Shorts snifter. Pitch black with kaki head and minimal lace.

Smell is black licorice and dark chocolate with hints of roasted malts. I get some sweetness in the aroma as well.

Rich roasted malt flavor with coco and coffee. The licorice isn't as prevalent as with the smell but it does bite a bit on the finish.

Feel is amazing. This beer is so smooth and has almost no booze which is great for a beer with this high abv.

The overall for this is strong! I'm going to be back for this again.

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4.72/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.12/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.12/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Very strong alcohol nose and taste at first, a little more than my rookie self likes. As it warms up however, the "alcoholness" fades (though never disappears) to a much more enjoyable level and the taste is much more balanced. Enjoyed it quite a bit after the alcohol burn faded, not so much 'til then.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.99/5  rDev -1%

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4.4/5  rDev +9.2%

Appearance: Very dark (almost black) brown color. Faint head that disappears relatively quickly--not a huge deal with a stout or other beer that concentrates of malts instead of hops. Carbonation seems light. (4.25)

Smell: Roasted coffee and cocoa at the start but faint notes of vanilla, bourbon, and caramel that is pleasantly intoxicating. (4.5)

Taste: Very sweet in the beginning, very caramel, vanilla and milk-like. Tastes almost like this started as a milk stout but aged into an Imperial Stout. Quickly the sweetness dilutes and a rich deep body of flavor comes out. Almost like a burnt sugar flavor: similar to what sweetness comes from a dark caramel, caramelized onions, or roasted garlic (by similarities, not exact taste). Slight boozy taste as well but not overbearing. (4.5)

Mouthfeel: Heavy body, high gravity. Great weight on the tongue and the high gravity takes away much of the booziness. (4.25)

Overall: Great beer, like a desert in a bottler. Tried from a fresh bottle but I have a second bottle that I am cellaring for an amount of time to experiences a further aged taste. (4.5)

Final Score: 4.4/5

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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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%

22 ounce bottle at fridge temp split between two pint glasses. E024 10:09 appears to be the bottle code.

Pours black with a small head, little carbonation. Smell is bourbon, plain and simple. Luckily I like bourbon.

Taste is much more muted bourbon with some interesting side notes, like soft chocolate and strong cherry which fits in very well.

Mouthfeel is viscous. Overall, very good.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 5,865 ratings
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