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:
#2,974
Reviews:
1,562
Ratings:
6,010
pDev:
12.62%
Bros Score:
3.82
 
 
Wants:
390
Gots:
1,986
Trade:
45
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Ratings: 6,010 |  Reviews: 1,562
Photo of camman007
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Damian75
4.67/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oh how I have wanted to try this, and now finally and thankfully, I have...

Ever since I saw this brew on one of the FB craft beer pages I frequent, I have wanted to try it. I first came across it in Nebraska visiting my son in at Offut AFB, but of course he was under age and I could not purchase anything on base without his help. Fast forward 6-months and this appears at my local chain-grocery store - what a score. Anyway, today I enjoyed a deep, dark brew with tan foam that has some very good staying power with light lacing added in. The smell was boozy, mostly, but not overpowering with a mouthfeel that though carbonated did not distract from the almost creamy texture of the beer. I noted chocolate flavors, a touch of cinnamon, but the brew was mostly bourbon - so it lacked the complexity I was expecting. Nonetheless, this is a good beer, one I will be enjoying again before the holidays are over...

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Photo of rjcuse42
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deg909
3.09/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled this in Holland Michigan (2017) because, well, you just got to. Unfortunately, not a fan.

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Photo of TheilerW
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TAG_BOOM_702
4.83/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Pinginn
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timmy2b
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours and Oil Black with a very small head. Scent is heavily boozy with a slight amount of chocolate. Taste was very mild on the booze with a mild coffee and chocolate. The alcohol flavor melted as the beer warmed. Delicious mostly smooth Sipper.

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Photo of Shortbox81
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bajdog
4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of southsidejoe8089
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenHoppy
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpartanTruck
4.98/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pretty good

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

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

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

I’ve been told this is one of the better BA stouts readily available in 12oz bottles. Let’s see!

Pours jet black. Poured really cold so the head didn’t form like I wanted it to. Still some sticky lace on the glass.

Coffee and chocolate on the nose. A subtle sweetness, like a combination of bourbon and molasses.

Deceivingly sweet! A lingering roasted coffee, but I’m getting a lot of prevalent dark chocolate and vanilla. An incredibly drinkable 11% stout.

A nice medium bodied stout, drinks very smooth, and leaves and even stout stickiness in the finish.

I think this lived up to the hype I’ve heard. So incredibly drinkable, and it’s formidable presence of chocolate and vanilla I can imagine leave it being a fan favorite.

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Photo of TheRougeBastard
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwarsenal9
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aerocraft67
3.4/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bierman9
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bought a 4-pack recently ($16.00) at The Flight center here in Nashua. Checking one out while watching Lions-Vikes and before it's Turkey time....

My Smutty snifter now holds an opaque, deep chestnut libation. The head was quite thin, mainly being a some beige rim foam. Lacing is on the light side as well. The aroma has a notable bourbon aspect to it, along with some dark choco and booziness. It is pretty smooth going down, and the body is a touch more than medium.

Flavor has more choco and bourbon, along with some cocoa and mocha, with a bit of vanilla mixed in. Also has some intimations of dark fruit lurking within, like chocolate-covered cherries. Hopping is almost non-existant, with the choco and bourbon lingering in the finish. Prosit!

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

1978

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Photo of MichialTanner1
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Helixoon
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JimTheShrubber
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Really enjoyable, alcohol level is as high as I think I’d want to go in a beer. For as decadent as the taste and color of the beer are I kinda expected a stronger thicker mouthfeel. Excellent beer though, if you like stouts this is one to look for. Happy to see it’s year round.

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

Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 6,010 ratings
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