Dragon's Milk | New Holland Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
5,742 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:
5,742
Reviews:
1,511
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
13.1%
 
 
Wants:
357
Gots:
1,815
For Trade:
44
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,742 |  Reviews: 1,511
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Resuin
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a snifter. This is a 2013 vintage.

Appearance: Pours a black coffee color, with some hints of brown around the edges and leaves a finger of spritzy tan head that fades almost immediately to nothing.

Smell: Nice, full aroma: roasted malts, licorice, coffee, mild dark chocolate, toasted oak.

Taste: Toasted malts, toasted oak, coffee beans, vanilla, alcohol, hint of dark chocolate. Fairly full flavor, with some good complimenting components that play well with each other (particularly sweet and bitter).

Mouth-feel: Low to medium carbonation with a light to medium body (for a stout). Finishes with a bit of heat.

Overall: I thought this was a decent stout. Nice stout flavors, along with some bourbon barrel influence, make this one an enjoyable brew. A bit thin in the body but pretty well done for what it is.

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Photo of JLGWMU97
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at The Daily Growler in Upper Arlington, OH.

Pours a dark opaque black with a one inch head and not much lacing.

Smells include dark roasted malt, vanilla, and some oak.

Not much bourbon flavor in this BA stout, it's more of an oak and vanilla story. Some chocolate and roasted malt flavor. I might be spoiled now by other intense versions of this style, but this seems slightly muted. Good flavors, but would prefer a stronger barrel character. Quite sweet, slightly cloying.

Medium bodied, sticky sweet mouthfeel, coats your mouth. Not much alcohol present.

A good beginner's BA stout, I think, but not one of the greats.

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Photo of Markus98
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Sean32
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of FickleBeast
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Delerium Tremens snifter. Vintage 2013

Pours nearly pitch black with a finger of thick, viscous foam. Aroma is sweet chocolate, toffee, plum.

First sip is a rush of sweet vanilla and strong oaky/bourbon flavors. Quite flavorful and intensely barrel flavored. Finishes very, very sweet, with moderate bitterness.

This is a very interesting beer. Not for a beginner to craft beer, but a nice enjoyable sipper that drinks much smoother than the 10% ABV would indicate. A touch on the side of too much oak, but very good overall.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Snow81
5/5  rDev +25.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of dank203
3.51/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

very drinkable. really heavy on the dark fruits, vanilla, bourbon. sweet aromas, milky. hints of roast. medium to thin feel, not chewy or thick. alcohol is hidden well. good drink for the ABV. flavors aren't really grabbing me this time. I've had better bottles of this, this one's okay

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Photo of EllisDTripp
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
3.97 out of 5 based on 5,742 ratings.
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