Dragon's Milk | New Holland Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
5,700 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:
5,700
Reviews:
1,497
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
13.07%
 
 
Wants:
350
Gots:
1,797
For Trade:
44
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,700 |  Reviews: 1,497
Photo of Bdubz94
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter from a fridge temp bomber bottled 12/23/16-about 4 months on it.

Pours pitch black with a finger tan head. Fair lacing. No light gets through even on the edges of the glass.

Smell is chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, caramel, and oak. Just a hint of bourbon but very malty overall.

Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, raisins, mild coffee, and bourbony booze. 11% ABV and you can taste it.

Mouthfeel is heavy, sticky, and warming. Low carbonation.

Overall, a good bourbon barrel aged stout. A bit boozy.

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Photo of deac83
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rifugium
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ptarmigan98
4.39/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Strigiform_Witness
3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vicarious
4.52/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of the very best stouts that I have tried. Pours very dark with a lingering head. The 11% ABV gives it a very boozy taste which I like a lot.

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Photo of KrisLambert
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Roasted with hints of vanilla and a bourbon aftertaste. Not heavy although dark. Would pair great with red meat. The bourbon flavoring can bring it down a little near the end of a glass.

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

Photo of rsuarez1982
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattjp03
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.9/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: Dark brown-black body, very thin brown head.

Smell: See below.

Taste: Vanilla, oak, milk chocolate, mild roast.

Feel: Full body, medium carbonation, mildly sweet, warming finish.

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Photo of ashleysholcomb
3.62/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Marklaker
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ntanner83
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of travelguy
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dubnation
4.71/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Blackop555
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown. Foamy, short, brown head that fades fast.

Smells roasted Malts, vanilla, bourbon, light chocolate and smoke.

Tastes roasted malts and chocolate, light bourbon, vanilla and hints of fruit. Semi sweet finish and light char that lingers shortly. Lighter side of medium body and fizzy low carbonation

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Photo of Wardt16
4.42/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sjdevel
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Very dark black color. No light getting through. Low carbonation, but typical for a barrel aged brew w/ whiskey infused. Not quite a 1 finger head from a 12oz. bottle. Some lacing goes on - it didn't go flat.
Smell: Sweet chocolate and caramel. Bourbon comes through loud and clear. Some fruitiness and slight nuttiness.
Taste: A shot of whiskey up front. Nice kick, but not as strong as some barrel aged brews. Charred oak, chocolate, coffee, and roasted nuts come through. Quite sweet on the front half, then it dries out slightly towards the end. As the whiskey and chocolate/coffee flavors head out, you can start to make out some hop flavor and you are left with a slightly smokey aftertaste.
Feel: Full bodied, but less than a regular milk stout. The whiskey thins the think brew out a bit. On the flatter side, but enough to keep ti interesting. Expected it not to be very bubbly.
Overall: Very good aged stout. This one is at 11% ABV. I could feel the alcohol burn, but it didn't seem like an 11% brew. I was feeling it by the time I finished it. I bought this as a single, but would definitely by a 4 pack of this one.

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Photo of ElMariachi29er
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I think the overall rating for this BA Stout is dead on. It's "Very Good" and I mean that as a compliment. Not world class but a great BA Stout that is easily attained. A good indicator of what a quality BA Stout should taste like although I don't personally think you get the rich mouthfeel or complexities in taste, in comparison to some world class smaller batch brews. But I do like that you get a hint of the barrel as well as the bourbon on the nose. And the overall is solid! As a fan of BA stouts (which everyone is doing now) I would gladly keep one of these in my "cellar" (beer fridge).

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Photo of Bposch7
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LAp
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good not great. Relatively one-dimensional. The barrel aging is a little too dominant, and the underlying stout isn't particularly interesting. The whole is somewhat greater than the sum of its parts however.

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Photo of Tbulling
4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StevenH
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 5,700 ratings.
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