Dragon's Milk | New Holland Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
5,719 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:
5,719
Reviews:
1,502
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
13.07%
 
 
Wants:
357
Gots:
1,805
For Trade:
43
User Ratings & Reviews
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance:
Dark red brown with a varied tan foam head that builds up slowly then falls fairly quickly. Leaves a dense foam ring and a nice sticky lace after each sip.

Smell:
Very complex blend of sweet toffee and caramel, hazelnuts, coffee, chocolate and oak. Incredible.

Taste:
Hugely full and sweet roasted nuts and sweet caramel flavors. No hops or bitterness; smooth, clean and leaves a nice lingering woodsy / coffee aftertaste. Fairly prominent alcohol taste adds to the sweetness.

Mouthfeel:
A little crisp (fizz) but immediately smooths out and rolls on through.

Drinkability:
Comes in a 22oz bottle (marked 8.5% ABV) and is the perfect sipping beer when its a little cold outside. So smooth and full.

Comment:
I bought this beer at the beginning of my beer journey. I must admit that I was drawn into the marketing and picked it up because of the cool label (and because I really didn't know anything about styles at the time). I actually mistook it as a stout until reading more into it. It was immediately my favorite beer and I now buy any "American Strong Ale" or dragon labeled beer out of tribute to this beer and to see if any other is even close to this. I actively seek out this beer and always have one tucked away in the back of the fridge (away from beer thieves) for special occasions or when I am tired of other styles. I'll share a bottle with someone but only if they will appreciate it. This is my #1 favorite brew.

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers i have ever had.

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

I WAS AT DENVER ROLLING ROCK TAP HOUSE OCT 4TH AND HAD A FRESH TAPPED DRAGON MILK ON OCT 4TH DURING GREAT AMERICAN BREEW FEAST . YOU TASTE THE ALE THEN YOU TASTE THEOAKFINISH THENYOU TASTE THE BOURBON FINISH VERY SMOOTH I HAD 2 BEST BEER EVER
11 PERCENT ALCOHOL CONCENT THEN WE HAD THE BEASTE FROM AVERY BREWING AT 13.0
ALCOHOL VERY STRONG NOT AS SMOOTH LOL

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
3.98 out of 5 based on 5,719 ratings.
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