Dragon's Milk | New Holland Brewing Company

Dragon's MilkDragon's Milk
BA SCORE
4.03/5
5,813 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
Ranking:
#2,948
Reviews:
1,521
Ratings:
5,813
pDev:
12.9%
Bros Score:
3.82
 
 
Wants:
362
Gots:
1,854
Trade:
44
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,813 |  Reviews: 1,521
Photo of FalconOne
3.66/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattwindle
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Chris7482
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tbryan5
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pitch black with an off white head that dissipates quickly and leaves minimal lacing. Smells sweet and robust with a generous helping of oak and bourbon. Taste is sweet roastinesss and the oak bourbon barrel. Very silky and smooth. Wish I could get more of this! Definitely worth a try and highly recommend it.

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Photo of zonker17
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark beer with thin head. Toasty notes on the nose. Good overall flavors with expected malts and lightly hopped. Somewhat thin mouthfeel. This beer does everything right but not exceptional.

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Photo of abc123atyourservice
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours very dark brown. Smells sweet and a little bourbon. Taste is about the same. Sweet maltiness followed by some bourbon. Not too complicated, but great price. Mouthfeel was a bit thin for a BA stout. Overall: I would just buy this to be able to drink cheap BA stout

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Photo of tjb27
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of adamranders
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dewsby
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of EricLovesStout
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Labeorphile
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of durlta
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PhillyJ
3.62/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Do you like stout with your bourbon? I get why bourbon junkies would love this it's a smooth shot of bourbon, the stout is so well hidden I can't even find it! It's an unbalanced one trick pony. Kinda expensive to. I'm sure there's a guy reading this calling me a douche but hey bourbon on my friend.

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Photo of Mongrel
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smells like figs and cocoa.

Flavor-wise, it's sort of thin and one dimensional up front, but then some licorice and subtle roasty notes kick in to make things interesting. Also some cocoa and dark fruit mid palate, which evolves into a really zesty, lively finish (think raspberry and plum). Definitely above average carbonation for the style.

This hits on a lot of the same notes as BCBS, but in a thinner, more subdued fashion. Quite tasty. Worth $17/sixer? Ehh maybe?

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Photo of emptyglassagain
3.07/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of MizzouBrew
4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle, 11% abv. This bourbon barrel stout is delicious, but is slightly lighter in all areas when compared to Bourbon County Brand Stout. Since I can't find Bourbon County anywhere anymore, this will do just fine.

Using the Begnel formula, the Alcohol Score is 12 oz. x 11% = 132, or 2.6 Bud Lights. For the 22 oz. bomber, the Alcohol Score is 242, or 4.8 Bud Lights!

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Photo of craftbeersweden
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear, dark brown beer with a one finger high, beige head. A lot of lacing on the glass.

Nose: Bourbon, milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel, fudge, brown sugar, coffee and oak. A lot of sweetness here!
Taste: Milk chocolate, sweet caramel malt, dark syrup, brown sugar, a lot of vanilla, bourbon, oak and black licorice.
Body: Medium body. Light carbonated. Smooth, sweet mouthfeel. Dry and a little bitter ending.

If you are in to sweet things you got to love this! I know I do :)

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Photo of Shnanign
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ljc973
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ZacCary
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The only other Imperial Stout that is better than this gem is Prarie Artisan Ales Bomb. I was very delighted to find this yummy brew at my local liquor store. This is simply a very drinkable Imperial Stout!

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Photo of McMatt7
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of uvachief
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a solid year round imperial stout. I often use it to mix with too sweet beers like Creme Brulee. It isn't bad by any stretch. It is just a little too thin in the mouth for an imperial stout and just a little too weak on chocolate, toffee and caramel for my liking. Otherwise it is a very solid effort. For the same cost you can get Stone Russian Imperial Stout which is top notch. Still if you offer it to me, I wouldn't turn it down. I usually have at least 1 bottle in the fridge. Nice big ABV but not overly hot. Quite roasty and not sweet.

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Photo of polopaul20
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 5,813 ratings
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