Dragon's Milk | New Holland Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
newhollandbrew.com

Style: American 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:
#6,235
Reviews:
1,614
Ratings:
6,208
pDev:
12.62%
 
 
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408
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2,087
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Ratings: 6,208 |  Reviews: 1,614
Photo of mj1787
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.37/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow-- great taste IMO! Coffee joining up with malt, chocolate and vanilla at the end of the mouthful really make this an enjoyable beer. Beer is average in carbonation, and is very well blended. I highly recommend trying this beer, and at $14.99 a 4-pack make this a reasonable price for a high quality stout beer.

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Photo of antihero404
3.27/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HellsRanger
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This pours a bold rich dark color with a nice tan foam with fair lacing to it...for the aroma it is a vanilla chocolate/coffee flair, that makes the dragon's breathe smell wonderfully inviting.
The taste is just as inviting into the dragons breathe...it has a nice vianilla/chocolate and that bourbon aged oaked barrel coming thru. It does well at making the ABV, but still lets you know it's there :)
As for the feel...it also lets you know all of the above...smooth yet a lil' snap to it !! This makes it...I think this is where the name arrived from. The milky smoothness of the dragon's breathe, and then the fire of the flames ! all in all...one of my favorite stouts, and hopefully will stay that way, even if they go macro. so maybe you should try it NOW! Enjoy & have fun doing so.

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Photo of LuckyJohn
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stouts-n-Porters
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brycoy5
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SSGCujo
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of animal69
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AKEllis1111
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Just yummy!

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Photo of JesseC159
4.81/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Malty with hints of vanilla and great bourbon taste. Some of my favorites include Westbrook Brewing Company's Siberian Black Magic Panther, Cigar City Brewing Marshal Zhukonz Imperial Stout and Founders Kentucky Barrel Stout. Dragons Milk ranks up there very high with these other favorite beers.

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Photo of JWSRPh
4.88/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheDoak
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoofImDrunkWoof
4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RayDel80
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KurtisCarman
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deckape33
4.66/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dragon's Milk has a medium, beige head, a dark brown appearance, with ruby highlights and moderate lacing. Aroma is of bourbon barrel and coconut, and the flavor is of dark-roasted malt, cream, coffee, raisin, and coconut. Mouthfeel is thin, like a porter, and Dragon's Milk finishes medium dry.

RJT

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Photo of Nass
4.64/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I have the bourbon barrel aged version of the Dragon's Milk Imperial stout. This is also an adjunct free imperial stout by the way. I have only had 3 other bourbon barrel aged stouts & I did not care for any of them. I am glad that I did not give up on the Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout beer style because it lead me to this wonderful creation. New Holland did a good job masking the 11% abv. I heard New Holland is starting to be mass produced, oh that is bad news. I am glad that I was able to try this beer before it got mass produced. So far this is World Class Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout in my opinion maybe my opinion will change after I drink a few more different Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stouts from a few different breweries. I also dig the name of this beer its clever. The bourbon gives this base beer somewhat of a vanilla thing going on with some faint cinnamon action interplaying their as well. Thanks to this beer I will continue to drink Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stouts, but it is too bad they sold out to AB INBEV. I expect the quality of this stout to go downhill eventually. Cheers! A

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Photo of JimboBrews54
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Awesome and unique. The notes of milk in it along with the bourbon notes are going to give it that cold winter night kind of vibe, this is also a beer you can crack open in the middle of summer and enjoy it on a cooler night. All around a great darker beer.

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Photo of Jchick78
4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Super flavorful, rich and creamy. But has a bite that is very much from the bourbon barrels. Overall pretty great beer

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Photo of Luckydog91
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robotic_being
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DevB
4.67/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jodamiss
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 6,208 ratings