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Dragon's Milk | New Holland Brewing Company

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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:
#3,013
Reviews:
1,532
Ratings:
5,860
pDev:
12.9%
Bros Score:
3.82
 
 
Wants:
361
Gots:
1,881
Trade:
43
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Photo of HenryPorter7777
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

New Holland Brewing
Dragon’s Milk 11.0% ABV
31 IBUs
Bourbon barrel-aged Stout
Pours very Dark with light head and lacing; carbonation light/medium; site says pairs well with red/smoked meats, rich cheese, dark chocolate; New Holland :”lives between a porter, a stout, and a dark ale. Dark, roasty tones of a stout; coffee and chocolate from the malted barley; bourbon barrels brings sweet booziness of bourbon; the oak brings vanilla (and sometimes coconut).”
I found that this beer changed dramatically as it warmed with the chocolate overtones blending with the original bourbon sweetness. This is a year-round offering. Simply, an excellent beer. Personally, I would prefer Fall & Winter months. Excellent.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

From the 09/13/17 bottle. Sampled on November 18, 2017.

Dark chocolate black pour with a modest tan head on top.

The aroma has a chocolate sensation, dark toasted bread, and Bourbon. It smells roasted with a bit of cherry. The hop profile is about nil.

The body is full.

The taste has the same chocolate character but the booziness from the Bourbon is quite apparent. I also pick up a cherry character in the taste. Sweet and boozy. This one is a definite sipper.

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Photo of jnorris404
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.59/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L - Pitch black with ruby red edges and less than a finger of light brown head

S - Sweet bourbon, dark fruits, cherries, small bit of alcohol, subtle coffee

T - Cherry and vanilla combination is great. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, char, tobacco, oak, small bit of coffee.

F - Not as thick and viscous as it should be, but still fine. No alcohol presence.

O - Complex BA Stout that is widely available and deserves more respect

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Photo of omolemio
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Happyyb
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rstar
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Anacross
4.88/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Agriverbear
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Griphon
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Missygurl3133
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GldnSabre
4.93/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love a Stout period you could almost not go wrong with me when it comes to a Stout.
It is smooth, with a hint of oak, and bourbon, nice alcohol level boarding on almost too much but almost. Those that do not absolutely love stouts without question will not like this brew. If you are a HOP fan stay clear!!!!!!. For me the darker the brew, the stronger the brew makes me happy and this one hits the NAIL on the head.

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4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nate139
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tmalt
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Dark black with great foam head retention. Some bourbon and espresso fragrance. Tastes like espresso and bourbon slightly sweet and very easy to drink. slightly carbonated. I liked it a lot because it was not very bitter or bourbon heavy. No need to age, jut drink fresh.

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4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of howardnss
4.51/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BastardKing24
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nothing outstanding about this beer, it is good tasting but falls short in other categories. Its just a tad bourbon like, kind of flat but still carbed. Taste is the only good thing I can detect, with a chocolate and toffee like base and a little on the sweet side. Try it once but I cant reccommend it for people that have had the likes of abyss.

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4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 5,860 ratings
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