Dragon's Milk | New Holland Brewing Company

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4.04/5
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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:
#3,101
Reviews:
1,573
Ratings:
6,052
pDev:
12.62%
Bros Score:
3.82
 
 
Wants:
392
Gots:
2,010
Trade:
45
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Ratings: 6,052 |  Reviews: 1,573
Photo of MattyG85
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours jet black with a moderate amount of bubbles. About a finger of tan head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A roasty and rich dark malt forward aroma with a scent of chocolate, bourbon, and oak. Dark roasted barley malt with hints of dark chocolate, coffee, toast, biscuit, smoke, caramel, and yeast. Good barrel presence with hints of bourbon whiskey, oak, vanilla, and wood. Sweet hints of molasses. Subtle dark fruit hints of fig and prune. A very good aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a roasty and rich dark malt driven taste with notes of chocolate, oak, and bourbon. Dark roasted barley malt with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, toast, smoke, biscuit, caramel, and yeast. Solid barrel taste with notes of bourbon whiskey, vanilla, oak, and wood. Sweet notes of burnt molasses. Light dark fruit undertones of fig, cherry, and prune. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy and fairly slick. Alcohol heat is hidden well.

Overall: A very good take on a Barrel Aged Stout. Nice blend of dark malt and barrel flavors.

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Photo of monk2021
4.54/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chuck13
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Josholson666
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brians52
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Maznoc
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of einman
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mr-jj
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

2015 vintage poured into a snifter from a 12 oz bottle brought out by AMM.

Color is dark brown with a thin khaki head that dissipates quickly. Smell is toasted grain, oak, vanilla and some light bourbon. Taste is roasted malt with dark fruit and vanilla. Mouthfeel is a little thin, with mild carbonation. Overall, it's a very good stout, but doesn't gain much complexity from the barrel.

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

Photo of martinpfal
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.75

Probably one of the best New Holland has to offer year round. Sweet vanilla bourbon deliciousness

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Photo of icemanexit
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesBAR145
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 303beer
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Dragon's milk reserve triple mashed stout 2015. 14% alcohol by volume. Pores black but you can see through it when held to light. gave a half inch of head and left nice lacing in the glass. The smell is strong barrel and hints of vanilla. The taste is caramel, vanilla, and barrel, that slowly mellows but doesn't change flavor. Nice beer.

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Photo of jrb378
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Elumbeer
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of RPM3334
4.52/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Therealfootball
4.72/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of galipscomb
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrborchert74
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of firkingroovin
4.79/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AugustusRex
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Translucent, almost looks like a dunkel or schwarzbier rather than an imperial stout. Light tan head with little retention. Very thin for the style.

Mild bourbon aroma, very sugary sweet with vanilla.

Cola-sweet with heavy alcohol flavour. The bourbon flavour is mild. It reminds me of rye and coke.

This is very different than I expected. It isn't at all stout-like. More like an american ale-doppelbock hybrid. The simple sweetness is only balanced by alcohol, I don't find it at all pleasant.

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Photo of sammyo
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Skinchenzo
4.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 6,052 ratings