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%
 
 
Wants:
408
Gots:
2,087
Trade:
43
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Ratings: 6,208 |  Reviews: 1,614
Photo of Brooklyn_Beer
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wolverine0712
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of bobstockwell
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of speedlimit7
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greener
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wolfdj2
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm at a loss. This is amazing!

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Photo of Jmar25
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jewjitsu72
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of walkabout
4.77/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rengersc
2.98/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

11% in this stout powers through everything else it makes the beer spicy and unenjoyable.

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

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

This has excellent taste the bottles the label the box all have excellent detail on them. it does sneak up on you I am not use to a beer that is as strong as dragons milk 11% is a little up there but anyways I will definitely be buying more

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Photo of dacrza1
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

DATE: September 15, 2018... OCCASION: Watching The Searchers--though I will never catch up with my dad's John Wayne prodigious list... GLASSWARE: Corsendonk tulip... this pours as intimidating as one might expect of a dragon--jet black breathing two fingers of creamy brown head... first smell is of graham cracker, lactic milky sweetness, fragrant boozy bourbon and oak, charcoal and peat.... what astounds at first sip is its smooth draw, which at 11%, is a massive accomplishment... its full-bodied finish lasts with a creamy, thick ease... the peat and earthiness evoke an Islay scotch, while its sweetly toasted malts suggest hearty bourbon... brackish, complex, a citric flavor sneaks through its murk... light vanilla bean, chocolate, milkiness, and a subtle fire that is stoked by each sip... this is a beer worthy of finishing off a night, a dessert, or a cigar.... I waited a while to try this, and glad I did on tap....

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Photo of Weston64
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brserk1
2.11/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

I am new to the site, and I looked up several reviews on drinks I've had, and mostly agreed. This, however, is not even close to the quality I am used to. I am a general fan of Founders, and I love their Breakfast Stout, and Dirty Bastard, however... This is bottom shelf quality. It tastes like watered down, generic, Crown Royal. It's price is outrageous compared to it's quality. I'm a three strike sort of man, but with what I paid for this, compared to what I got... that's two strikes at once.

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Photo of lfeinauer
4.56/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nick4444
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Larueminati
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Daniel_Bates
4.54/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

There are a bajillion different versions of this beer, but I had the original, and after that, I'd be happy to try a bunch more. It's pretty high-alcohol, very boozy, and very good. You definitely get the rich stout flavor from the barrel aging, and the sweetness from the imperial portion really comes through. Well-made, and now I'll look for some of the other varieties too.

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Photo of pizzabutt
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

appearance: during the pour, the beer is a very brownish-black, akin to coffee, but it quickly becomes almost pitch black when in a full glass. held up to the light it has dark ruby highlights. after pouring, it formed with a 2cm creamy tan head that fell into a nice cap.

smell: nice and rich and chocolatey. reminds me of a chocolate stout but more roasty. there are hints of vanilla on the nose as well, reminiscent of a creamy dark chocolate mousse with a dash of coffee.

taste: the initial taste is very sweet and chocolatey. as it slides down the mouth and throat the vanilla comes up very noticeably, but only for a moment as the aftertaste gives way to more dark chocolate that blends very well with vanilla.

feel: very smooth, thick, and creamy. full bodied but not heavy. goes down like a charm, very little burn noticeable for 11% ABV. after a period of time some warmth becomes evident in the belly but it remains there and lingers comfortably.


overall: a very tasty imperial stout that's easy to drink and has a nice alcoholic kick. personally, it's a little too sweet, as i prefer more of a russian style imperial stout, but i won't complain. recommended if you like sweet and creamy stouts with a hint of roastiness.

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4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JayMamba16
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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