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:
#3,230
Reviews:
1,583
Ratings:
6,085
pDev:
12.62%
Bros Score:
3.82
 
 
Wants:
394
Gots:
2,030
Trade:
45
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,085 |  Reviews: 1,583
Photo of CanadianBacon
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - This beer looks pretty black with some dark amber hues when it hits the light, It poured with half a finger of head which Is about what I would expect at 11% and it faded leaving a nice moca ring around the top which is being replenished by some pretty active carbonation.

Aroma - Dark chocolate, coffee, some dark fruits, Oak, tons of Vanilla, and a bit of caramel. this smells delicious.

Taste - Vanilla dominates the flavor I get Vanilla, Vanilla and more Vanilla :) ok I'll get serious. Vanilla is everywhere followed closely by creamy chocolate, figs, and oak, you taste the oak in the back of your mouth through the full swallow. This is one of the most balanced barrel aged beers I have tried.

Feel - This is a very thin Imperial stout I'd say its medium light with creamy carbonation making it very easy drinking, There is some boozyness on the swallow but its not overwhelming.

Overall - Maybe its the fact that I love BBA Stouts but this beer is absolutely fantastic. The flavors come together really well and create a very easy drinking stout. The vanilla is nice and balanced by the chocolate and the oak creating a flavor ripe with the barrel but unlike one I've tasted until now. This is probably the best year round BA stout I've had. good job New holland

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

Photo of brayton
3.33/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of casapy
3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Amedlin18
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aknalley
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rponder
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of jxc5
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArtAttackEd
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Furlinator
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Vintage 2015.

Pours translucent near black with a thin khaki head that quickly disappears completely and leaves faint spots of lace. The smell is of chocolate, vanilla and roasted malt. The taste is of roasted malt, sweet chocolate and a hint of booze. A little thinner in texture than I expected but, still a solid stout.

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Photo of donspublic
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from growler procured earlier in the day into a 16 oz tulip. Pour yielded nice fluffy 3 finger tan head. Compressed down to a tight foam pooling across the top, nice lacing throughout the whole glass. This puppies dark, holding up to the light and nothing getting thru there. Smells of bourbon, vanilla and roasted malt. Like putting this up to my nose. Taste of well bourbon in a nice way. Some roasted malt coming thru with some residual sweetness on the back end. Hides it's 11% quite well. The mouthfeel on this beer is a joy, it is very smooth. I have seen where some think it is a little thin, but I think it is appropriate. If I could get my hands on this, it would be in my fridge year around. Shout out to local HEB for getting a keg of this.

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Photo of kborning
3.24/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Mariomaximus
4.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bogdawg
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bylerteck
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csurowiec
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Taeryn
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Teen-o
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 6,085 ratings