Dragon's Milk | New Holland Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
5,769 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
Ratings:
5,769
Reviews:
1,515
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
13.1%
 
 
Wants:
358
Gots:
1,828
For Trade:
45
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,769 |  Reviews: 1,515
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Arsenal0328
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter, vintage bottle dated from 2012. Label written as Dragon's Milk Bourbon Barrel Stout.

Appearance: Thin body but completely opaque coming off a brown tinted black with steady bubbles on the body. Off-white head maybe rises to just under a finger's length.

Smell: A sweet vanilla scent comes off slightly roasted, strong alcohol feel but comes in and out the nostrils.

Taste: A real nice complexity here, you feel a little scotch with a little chocolate. Not to mention a dose of vanilla extract. Little bit of everything. It makes you think this is your "all in one" stout.

Mouth: Medium body carbonation, with a bitter chocolate feel at the end. Sticky, I would say it is and no reason to knock on it.

Overall: This is my first beer that i have had from New Holland and yes I will buy more from them. An imperial stout that absolutely delivered. Whether it's after dinner or dessert I do not think you would be disappointed. Salud!

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4.52/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I tried this at Lunar in the 'burbs while celebrating my bachelor party. It came to me in a 9 oz snifter.

A - Black as tar with a dark brown creamy head that shows really nice retention and leaves a lot of lace on the glass.

S - Dark and creamy to my nose, this is full of dark chocolate candy notes and strangely enough I smell peanut butter.

T - Rich chocolatey ovaltine! This is sweet and chocolatey with some nice supporting hops. Tasty as hell. This is like drinking Hershey's dark chocolate syrup straight up.

M - As full bodied as motor oil, this is creamy, silky, smooth, and really thick.

D - Outstanding! This is a killer beer! I love the name, the high ABV is nice, and the flavors are damn tasty.

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4.9/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Vintage 2015, brewed on dated 012616.

Pours a very dark brown color with a very nice and frothy caramel hued head. Dissipates quickly and leaves nary a trace of lacing. Bourbon, wood, vanilla, and leather make up the aroma. Flavors hitting the palate include: chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon, and roasted char. Medium feel, sweet, and super sticky with the 11% abv almost unrecognizable. I must say I am very impressed with this stout and I did have high expectations as well. New Holland exceeded all of them and I'm glad to have snagged several bottles for later. Enjoy!

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of neckbracesub
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Heorot and also bought a bottle and enjoyed a few days later. There is really no difference in taste between each of the two ways.

This is one of the strongest bourbon-influenced stouts that I have had so far, which is saying quite a lot. The aroma is oozing of bourbon and chocolatey goodness, and the color is approaching complete darkness upon pour.

From the initial smell you would believe it to be very pungent with its bourbon taste, almost to an overwhelming state, but it really isn’t. Other than a slight (very slight) dip in aftertaste, this is a terrific bourbon barrel stout.

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Photo of Westyn
3/5  rDev -24.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tbeq00
4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -37%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of StaveHooks
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Vintage 2012 Bourbon Barrel
12oz served in a snifter.

A - Pours a dark brown almost black with highlighted edges. Small kahki head creates wispy patterns of micro thin bubbles.

S - Chocolate, vanilla, oak wood, toasted but sweet caramel/toffee, chocolate liqueur, bourbon comes out more as it warms.

T/M- Firm chocolate malts, wrapped in vanilla oak, cherry notes, caramel/toffee, maple sweetness, bourbon comes out later, earthy roasted bitterness, and bitter leafy green hops combine with a bourbon alcohol character on the finish.

M - Heavy side of medium body, creamy and fluffy carbonation, but the ethanol thins it out. A tad hot on the finish but seems to work.

I love how this beer shifts from a strong but rounded vanilla oak characeter at first but transitions into a serious bourbon character as it warms up. A very inviting aroma, and wonderfully melded flavors. This is to sipped on preferably around a fire.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of bonkers
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a bomber, 2010 vintage, into a snifter. The pour is pitch black, medium tan head, light lacing. The aroma is heavy on oak, vanilla, chocolate, and dark fruit. The flavors of roasted chocolate, oak and vanilla are prominant. It finishes with some dark fruit and hot alcohol. The body is medium and it drinks like a much smaller beer. A very enjoyable beer that I have been meaning to pick up for some time.

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Dragon's Milk from New Holland Brewing Company
3.97 out of 5 based on 5,769 ratings.
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