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 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:
#2,980
Reviews:
1,563
Ratings:
6,014
pDev:
12.62%
Bros Score:
3.82
 
 
Wants:
391
Gots:
1,989
Trade:
45
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,014 |  Reviews: 1,563
Photo of AyatollahGold
4.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Luis0n7i
4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tomesco
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hman43
4.68/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: It pours black with a dark brown head. It has good head retention.

Aroma: It has aromas of malt and chocolate. There are plenty of sweet notes a bit lit candy and licorice. There are also background notes of roast and a slight hint of vanilla.

Taste: The flavor are sweet with chocolate and licorice. There are also dark fruits with roast and a slight hint of vanilla.

Feel: It has a smooth and creamy body that is full. The sweet-bitter finish last long.

Overall: This is an excellent stout with plenty of aromas and flavors. The complex combinations work well together and the alcohol warming is just right.

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

Dark, rich color and mouth feel. Hints of vanilla, caramel, coffee, whiskey. This double/imperial stout is 11% ABV but the oak aging seems to make it smooth and take away any overwhelming alcohol taste. Good.

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Photo of Jerk_Store
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eastbaysteve
4.67/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of G_Shoe
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steinhauser10
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbundang9
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BKizzles
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Doonzman
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cliffjord
2.9/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of dirtyharry2489
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of 13thclam
4.99/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

There are no words. I could not stop. I regret nothing, except not buying more. An incredibly complex stout that hits all the right notes and is exquisitely balanced with smoke, dark chocolate, caramel, cream, and a light alcohol bite. I wish I could write a better review but I'll be honest, the 4 pack disappeared rather quickly that night.

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Photo of chitoryu12
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: Deep, opaque, chocolate brown with a minor white head.

Smell: Malt, chocolate, booze-soaked cherries, and basically no hint of hops.

Taste: Dark chocolate and bitter coffee dominate, with that cherry flavor remaining from the nose and a bit of bourbon (probably from the oak cask aging). There's almost no hop bitterness, resembling the bitterness of black coffee more.

Mouthfeel: Full and creamy.

Overall: An excellent beer for any time, and a real way of showing just what a beer is capable of.

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Photo of jdduffie
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RebornStussy
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of michaelbrian
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pleasure
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigIslandfarmer
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Explosion72
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerNCue
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz Bottle dated 26 July 2016, poured into a snifter. Moderate pour produced a 1+" khaki head that fades in 3-4 minutes to a ring that lasts. Smells of figs, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and roasted coffee. Tastes of figs and vanilla initially, followed by a warm bit of booze, then coffee. Drinks as well or better than the average 11% ABV Stout. I'm glad this is carried locally now, I will buy it again.

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Photo of BassPro16SL
4.98/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 6,014 ratings