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Dragon's Milk | New Holland Brewing Company

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4.03/5
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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:
5,895
pDev:
12.9%
Bros Score:
3.82
 
 
Wants:
365
Gots:
1,904
Trade:
43
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Ratings: 5,895 |  Reviews: 1,540
Photo of TheRougeBastard
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwarsenal9
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aerocraft67
3.4/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bierman9
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bought a 4-pack recently ($16.00) at The Flight center here in Nashua. Checking one out while watching Lions-Vikes and before it's Turkey time....

My Smutty snifter now holds an opaque, deep chestnut libation. The head was quite thin, mainly being a some beige rim foam. Lacing is on the light side as well. The aroma has a notable bourbon aspect to it, along with some dark choco and booziness. It is pretty smooth going down, and the body is a touch more than medium.

Flavor has more choco and bourbon, along with some cocoa and mocha, with a bit of vanilla mixed in. Also has some intimations of dark fruit lurking within, like chocolate-covered cherries. Hopping is almost non-existant, with the choco and bourbon lingering in the finish. Prosit!

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

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Photo of MichialTanner1
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of JimTheShrubber
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Really enjoyable, alcohol level is as high as I think I’d want to go in a beer. For as decadent as the taste and color of the beer are I kinda expected a stronger thicker mouthfeel. Excellent beer though, if you like stouts this is one to look for. Happy to see it’s year round.

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

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ImperialTony
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Aroma and taste of bourbon barrel aging comes through strong in this already heavy imperial stout. A lingering mouthfeel and high abv makes this a beer that is best enjoyed when sipped. The residual sugar is high making the bitter finish mellow with sweetness. Being a chef I paired this with a grilled tender loin, wilted pepadew spinach. And roasted cauliflower and potato purée. The dragons milk made a great pan sauce for the tenderloin.

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Photo of HenryPorter7777
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

New Holland Brewing
Dragon’s Milk 11.0% ABV
31 IBUs
Bourbon barrel-aged Stout
Pours very Dark with light head and lacing; carbonation light/medium; site says pairs well with red/smoked meats, rich cheese, dark chocolate; New Holland :”lives between a porter, a stout, and a dark ale. Dark, roasty tones of a stout; coffee and chocolate from the malted barley; bourbon barrels brings sweet booziness of bourbon; the oak brings vanilla (and sometimes coconut).”
I found that this beer changed dramatically as it warmed with the chocolate overtones blending with the original bourbon sweetness. This is a year-round offering. Simply, an excellent beer. Personally, I would prefer Fall & Winter months. Excellent.

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

From the 09/13/17 bottle. Sampled on November 18, 2017.

Dark chocolate black pour with a modest tan head on top.

The aroma has a chocolate sensation, dark toasted bread, and Bourbon. It smells roasted with a bit of cherry. The hop profile is about nil.

The body is full.

The taste has the same chocolate character but the booziness from the Bourbon is quite apparent. I also pick up a cherry character in the taste. Sweet and boozy. This one is a definite sipper.

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Photo of jnorris404
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.59/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L - Pitch black with ruby red edges and less than a finger of light brown head

S - Sweet bourbon, dark fruits, cherries, small bit of alcohol, subtle coffee

T - Cherry and vanilla combination is great. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, char, tobacco, oak, small bit of coffee.

F - Not as thick and viscous as it should be, but still fine. No alcohol presence.

O - Complex BA Stout that is widely available and deserves more respect

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Photo of omolemio
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Happyyb
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rstar
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Anacross
4.88/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Agriverbear
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Donkster46
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Missygurl3133
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GldnSabre
4.93/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love a Stout period you could almost not go wrong with me when it comes to a Stout.
It is smooth, with a hint of oak, and bourbon, nice alcohol level boarding on almost too much but almost. Those that do not absolutely love stouts without question will not like this brew. If you are a HOP fan stay clear!!!!!!. For me the darker the brew, the stronger the brew makes me happy and this one hits the NAIL on the head.

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Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 5,895 ratings
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