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Dragon's Milk | New Holland Brewing Company

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looking back, feel like my original rating was influenced by a bias towards hoppier beers and a lack of exposure to big, barrell-aged stouts. Revisiting Dragon's Milk, and enjoying a 1-year aged bomber, I'm more impressed. Look is deep black and mildly viscous with a small amount of chocolate head that leaves a sticky film down the glass. Smell is rich and sweet, filled with vanilla, toffee, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, burnt sugar and dark fruit. Taste is sweet and decadent, dominated by molasses, caramel, vanilla, semisweet chocolate, raisins, creme brûlée, and warming bourbon notes. So deep and multi-layered, but definitely on the sweet side (which I like). Feel is medium bodied with minimal carbonation, a little more syrupy as an aged product and thinner when consumed fresh. A wonderful barrell-aged stout, especially given it's year-round and widely available distribution, and particularly with a little age on it to let it develop additional depth and breadth.

Original review: 7/25/3014 (fresh bomber)

L: 3.75, S: 4.0; T: 4.0, F: 3.75, O: 3.75

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