Dragon's Milk | New Holland Brewing Company

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Dragon's MilkDragon's Milk

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a stout glass. Deep brown color with a light tan head. It smelled of cordial cherries, with a hint of bourbon. Nice malty flavor with chocolate undertones. It had a bit of a boozy finish. Velvety feel across my tongue. Overall a very enjoyable stout. Could sit and have more than one of these on a cold winter day.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

poured 12oz bottle into chalice. 2012 vintage.

A - Black with a lighter off white semi fluffy head. Fair retention and spotty lacing.

S - The nose is bourbon (held up well with age) with hints of roasted malt and chocolate, slight vanilla, marshmallow and caramel.

T - The bourbon is quite pleasant after 2 years. Roasted malt and chocolate overtones with sweet caramel and marshmallow.

M - Very light in carbonation with a medium mouthfeel.

O - This beer has held up very well and I prefer it with some age on it. I usually like BB stouts fresh, but this was a bit harsh when fresh. The age mellowed it out, but kept the bourbon notes. Quite good with 2 years on it.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Had this in a snifter.

A brown sugar-colored head rises to a finger's-width. Then the creamy stuff falls to a thick ring of sheet lace with just enough to cover the cap. The body is completely black with some carbonation columns noticed at the top sides of the glass.

The nose hits up front with bourbon and a little brown sugar, some vanilla. There are some stronger smokey notes of tobacco and leather, but so buried. The aromas are not especially strong, but enjoyable nonetheless.

The bourbon flavor is more muted, with only the slightest brush with booziness on the finish. Otherwise there are strong impressions of vanilla syrup. brown sugar, and caramel malt. The stronger roasted flavors, again smokey and leathery, are most apparent in the finish with the boozy kiss and a quick burst of fig.

Dragon's Milk is full bodied and very creamy. There is a substantial amount of stick to the flavors with the roasted and smokey notes clinging long to the back of the throat, definitely more of a woody dryness.

Dragon's Milk is a very enjoyable beer. The vanilla syrup quality on the palate is a little different at first, but the smokey and boozey finish is a very nice contrast. Add to that, the feel of this beer is great and makes it a joy to sip. Strong, but not overbearing, rich, but not cloying. This beer rides a fine line, and does it artfully.

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