Dragon's Milk | New Holland Brewing Company

Dragon's MilkDragon's Milk
BA SCORE
82.3%
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4.03 w/ 5,799 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:
#2,928
Reviews:
1,519
Ratings:
5,799
Liked:
4,773
Avg:
4.03/5
pDev:
12.9%
Alströms:
3.82
 
 
Wants:
362
Gots:
1,840
Trade:
45
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,799 |  Reviews: 1,519
Photo of guzzleacoldone
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Sturdley
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Stevo614
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Jaysmittyland
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of cosmicdebris
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Scott_Anderson_
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of brewdog444
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Demon_Lung
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Mississippi
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of NvMyBeer
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of archero
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rhody1
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 Vintage was very smooth and rich.

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

This year's batch rings in at 11%. I've found the flavor seems to be best as it warms up. Tasty and certainly recommended.

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

Poured from 22 oz bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a super dark brown with 1/2 inch dark mocha head with good retention. Mild lacing around the edges.
S: Sweet, thick bourbon, smooth dark chocolate, leather, sweet tobacco, vanilla, and hints of molasses, anise, and coffee. Wow!
T: Smooth dark chocolate hits first, quickly followed by the thick sweet bourbon note. Leather, mildly charred wood, sweet tobacco, and vanilla. Very, very nice.
M: Medium heavy body. Velvety and coating feel. Darkly sweet with mild (surprised it's not more at 11%) alcohol burn. Nice lingering and maturing on the palate.
D: A super solid brew...delivers on all fronts and perfectly balanced. Wonderfully crafted!

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Photo of crossovert
4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1 pint .6 oz bottle. No sign of a bottling date. This was purchased at a small supermarket in the middle of nowhere.

Pours into my snifter a pretty dense brown bordering on black with hints of ruby and a quickly dissipating off-white head. No lacing initially.

The nose is delightful, there is some mellon, huge oak with vanilla and tannin, cocoa, dark fruits, and some honey. It all melds together perfectly. It is a smooth smelling oak aged beer. This has the quintessential barrel aged scent.

The oak aging brings it majorly. It has a huge oaky vanilla presence, lots of alcoholic bourbon sweetness( but not too overpowering), fruitiness, caramel, honey, and some cocoa. It is pretty highly carbonated but it is decently thick. The alcohol bites nut isn't intrusive.

This is an artful beer, I haven't anything as smooth and oaky as this. New Holland did a marvelous job here.

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

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

2015 Vintage
Pours dark as night w medium fluffy khaki head. Nose is sweet coffee and chocolate. First taste was mostly bourbon w strong dark coffee. As I got into the beer vanilla came through as did a sweet milk chocolate. Body was light to medium. Became easier to drink after each sip getting sweeter and creamier. Excellent stout. Perfect with dark chocolate.

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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 putnam
4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Raspberry paste and peppery, charred vanilla appear first on the nose - reminds me of Rodenbach's Alexander. On the palate it is VERY milky and cocoa-flavored. Like Ovaltine, literally. Nearly dry, there is nothing astringent or difficult about the drink. Rootbeer, chocolate milk and strawberry soda patter upon the creamy, milky texture. I wonder if the blatant, confected, chocolate Slo-poke flavor is the result of natural cocoa, the yeast, or was it put there as an additive?

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4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dan138
4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of RyanWilliamShields
4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I love strong brew. I love stouts. With that said Dragons Milk from New Holland is one of the best that fits into both of those categories. It starts malty and strong, then bites so good! It has a dry mocha finish. A great bomber pick up on a cold night! Cheers!

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

Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82.3% out of 100 with 5,799 ratings
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