Dragon's Milk | New Holland Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
5,700 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:
5,700
Reviews:
1,497
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
13.07%
 
 
Wants:
350
Gots:
1,796
For Trade:
44
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,700 |  Reviews: 1,497
Photo of royl
4.85/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nalid66
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreenMind
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VinnieBigs26
4.96/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of martinfletwood
2.47/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I normally love coffee stouts. This one tastes like bourbon was added straight to it rather than aged in the barrel. Way to strong of a bourbon taste. Sorry, this one fails.

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Photo of WynnO
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of love_mi_beer
4.69/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Atlas1
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been sitting on this bomber of Dragon's Milk for about 2 years. My sister-in-law sent this to me from Grand Rapids a couple years back along with some other stuff. Finally time to uncork.

Poured into a snifter, Dragon's Milk is dark black in color with a thin light brown head on top. Nice enough, but two years sitting in my cupboard may have taken a bit away from it in terms of appearance. The nose on this is quite nice, though. Strong notes of vanilla and bourbon. Subtler aromas banana, plum and maybe clove. Very nice and sweet, but I think much of the oakiness of this has subsided in the bottle over time. Taste follows suit - bourbon and vanilla are heavy up front with distinctly dark fruit sweetness on the back end. Some dark cherry here in the finish. Two years in the bottle also may have allowed the booze to mellow out a bit, because while it's 11% ABV it's hardly noticeable. That might also just be a I let this warm up to room temp as well, to allow for maturation of flavors, and it didn't disappoint. Mouthfeel was a bit thinner than expected, but again that might be a result of the aging process, so I'm not discounting too much here.

Overall a fine beer. Ages nicely and the nose and flavors hold up quite well. Good stuff from New Holland. Cheers.

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Photo of Miccal
4.48/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CharlesK
3.09/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Buck89
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter. Thick motor oil-like pour with a shy tan head that disappeared quickly. Aromas of smooth bourbon and roasty malt. Taste followed suit, with a strong roasty presence up front followed by oak and bourbon. Thick, sticky finish.

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Photo of BeerBeast
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Elimav
4.34/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elvisdoc
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattycasey
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
4.74/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sunsjammer
4.49/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Leiermann
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of datalager
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SM00TH_H0PERAT0R
4.63/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Barnoloid
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a solid, year round barrel aged stout at a very decent price point. This is a 2014 bottle for review. Pours a deep dark motor oil color with full body and a generous tan head. Plenty of milk chocolate and sweet notes here with a lick of vanilla ice cream. Thick but not syrupy. Balanced well and not overwhelming on the bourbon notes.

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Photo of xICooRsYIx
3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Henderbeer
4.52/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer has a beautiful texture and a heavy, creamy mouth weight. You will certainly taste the bourbon immediately followed by a smooth finish and a little sweet. This beer is not for everyone. If you like something with a lot of body and character, you'll enjoy a couple of these. With the ABV at 11%, you won't need too many nor will you be able to handle too many.

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Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
3.98 out of 5 based on 5,700 ratings.
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