Dragon's Milk | New Holland Brewing Company

Dragon's MilkDragon's Milk
BA SCORE
82.3%
Liked This Beer
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:
#2,924
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 Waggman
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of emills
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Krey213
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GarrettBoots
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Quetzolcotl
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BenCannon171
2.76/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Over spiced at the finish. Too much cinnamon or nutmeg or whatever it was.

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Photo of ThaneMcC
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 Vintage. Pour a deep dark brown with fair amount of tan head and mild effervescence. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruit, cocoa, wood and perhaps some bourbon like notes. Tastes roasted malts forward, notes of cocoa, bourbon (mild and sweet), a mid-note twang of oak/vanilla and a very pleasant, mildly sweet finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a surprising amount of carbonation that adds to the twang and keeps things from becoming syrupy – a little thinner than others of this style.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this beer – the availability, price point is good, and I will stock up on this next time I see it – very good.
I’m not a bourbon drinker – but after this – I’ll have to do some research into bourbon and do a little sampling.

update - one of those beers that the more you drink - the more nuance and character. Lovely acidic quality - palate cleansing - solid bourbon notes and vanilla - yum - easily one of my favorites (and at a far more reasonable price point than goose island bourbon barrel stout)

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Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bweakley_671
3.45/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Great overall! Always a good craft to have with a very juicy burger.

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Photo of monkeybeerbelly
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zatch90
4.66/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Umassgrad98
4.98/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Great smooth beer!

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Photo of Wafe
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - Black as night. opaque, no head
Smell - bourbon, chocolate, oaky, sweetness. Smells delicious
Taste - bourbon, coffee, tons of roasted malts, chocolate, sweetness
Feel - coats the mouth, warming, was hoping for a thicker body though

Overall - My first BA stout....whoa!! A monster of a beer. Definitely a sipper. Enjoyed.

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Photo of killcore
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bigleague
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TildenKatz
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigeyedfish89
4.64/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CrazyCon
4.66/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MSCUSN
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kyle_goochstink
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thorkelson
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of royl
4.85/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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