Dragon's Milk | New Holland Brewing Company

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4.04/5
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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:
#3,376
Reviews:
1,591
Ratings:
6,127
pDev:
12.62%
Bros Score:
3.82
 
 
Wants:
400
Gots:
2,051
Trade:
44
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,127 |  Reviews: 1,591
Photo of Livyatan1996
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tbarrow
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flagmantho
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle into a tulip. Bottled 3/20/18.

Appearance: totally black with a thick finger of frothy tan foam atop. Great!

Smell: sweet, with caramel, toffee, vanilla and bourbon aromas. There's perhaps a little chocolate in the mix, but it's a bit more "barrel" than "stout". Still, a good-smelling beer.

Taste: rich and malty with a pretty hefty barrel character. There's good vanilla and caramel character up front, then the flavor fades into a general booziness. There's a little chocolate and roast in the mix, but they play second fiddle to the barrel.

Mouthfeel: rich body with a good level of carbonation and a smooth, satisfying creaminess. I really like it.

Overall: this beer has a lot going for it, and it's really tasty. However, I'd love a little bit more "stout" going on -- chocolate, or coffee, or general roastiness, or something.

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Photo of Myboymi
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluesfan1181
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Johnnyc3
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A good aged imperial stout. Not the best I've ever had but I would say in the top 10. But I can honestly say that I have brewed better.

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Photo of jripley97
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdFed
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rooster1970
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BIABTony
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tennisballa07
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I like porters and dark beers
-yon

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Photo of jrc1093
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 4/13/17 (2017 Vintage)

Look: black with a frothy, tan head

Smell: toasted oak and vanilla, a bit of smoke, chocolate, and a touch of bourbon all come together nicely

Taste: follows the nose while adding an enhanced roasty quality throughout; there's a barrel-like char and vanilla sweetness that reminds of fresh s'mores and a bit of bubblegum

Feel: creamy with a good bit of carbonation, but not enough to be too distracting

Big, malty, and roasty, with a year in the bottle mellowing things out nicely. A simple yet flavorful BA stout, and a good entry point for exploring the style.

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Photo of RockyM72
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Matuhg
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Every year, I wait for our local craft brewery to release Imperial Stout, which sells out in 2 days. Dragon’s Milk is even better! My new favorite beer! Perfection!

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Photo of jmh21
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz. bottled 8-15-17
Dark brown out of the bottle, near black in the glass with a 1" tan head that falls to a full cap and sits.
Light aroma of roasted malts, cream, some booze.Some wood, vanilla. Really nice complex aroma.
The flavor at this point is less intense than the aroma, maybe a time of development currently? Expected way more from the nose than what I got out of the flavor. Not bad at all just not up to what the nose was putting out there.
Thinner body than expected. HOT @ 11%!
Good but not great at this point.

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Photo of Wi_brew_bud
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Look, it’s got the hype of a great beer, and to be honest it’s really good but the thing that you can’t rate of this site is if it as good as the price tag demands $15 for a 12 ounce 4pck. Emm to try yes but I promise this beer will not be a regular I have 5 beans by six point for that and it’s cheaper and better.
So that’s my opening statement, the look tells a telling story its dark but for an 11% it should be be near tar colored but it’s not it’s a special dark chocolate color
The smell is riddled with booze and aged vanilla with some lite mocha and coffee notes with a strong sweet finish that after a few hard smells becomes dominant.The taste is smooth very smooth with all that aged vanilla and chocolate iced coffee goodness but it’s too smooth no one flavor pops out and says hey I’m delicious, definitely needs a star of the show.
The feel however is amazing it’s what separates this beer from all the rest it’s literally sweet and milky and smooth and amazing.If feel is your key factor this beer wins gold every time I have my issues with it but in feel it’s god undisputed.
Overall it’s really good but not worth the price point nock it down a few bills and this goes from a low 4 to a mid 4 for sure

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Photo of Crzyrdr52
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Staceyqueen
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dankacheese
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Pours a thick black chocolate with light carbonation. Aroma of vanilla beans and lactose. Taste is vanilla and milk. Great flavor. Goes down easy and clean.

= A fine barrel aged stout. Great drinkability. Good offering from new holland.

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Photo of Curt3
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 6,127 ratings