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DuClaw Bourbon Barrel Devil’s Milk (Heaven Hill)

DuClaw Bourbon Barrel Devil’s Milk (Heaven Hill)
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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No force in heaven or on earth can save you from this unholy barley wine style ale, aged in an oak bourbon barrel to add notes of vanilla, caramelized sugar and charred oak to the beer’s sensual fruit esters, mighty malt backbone and demonic hop presence. Prepare to lose yourself, palate and soul, to the inescapable seduction of... hell on wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1742) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Aroma: Honey, Vanilla, Boozy, Mild Sweet Bread Appearance: Amber/Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, Extremely Thin White Head Ring, Mild Lacing Taste: Sweet Bourbon, Molasses, Raisins, Honey, Mild Vanilla Mouthfeel: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mild Boozy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (1609) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Draft at DuClaw Arundel Mills. Pours murky reddish copper with no head. Tastes like very strong alcohol with a nice warm bite bite. Slightly sweet, raisin, syrupy taste. Smooth and strong. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet toffee and raisins. Hell on Wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7114) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with off white head. Nose and taste of bourbon, oak, candied dark fruit, caramelized sugar, vanilla, fruit cake and resinous hops. Full bodied. Moderate sweetness. Nice balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (4538) - Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle shared by someone at Natifest. Pours a clear caramel/amber color with a small off white film. The aroma and flavor have caramel, bourbon, vanilla, woody, light resiny hops, dark fruits with mild bitterness to the finish. This does show the abv a bit, but the alcohol serves mostly as a warming component.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tgncc (2664) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Awesome aroma of vanilla, oak, bread, frit, light bourbon. The appearance is translucent amber, thin off-white head. The flavor is like the aroma, nice. Bourbon is restrained. The finish is bourbon, pine, citrus. Medium/thick in body. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10090) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle shared at Natifest ’13. Poured clear dark orange in color with an average white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark sweet malt, vanilla wood and earthy hop aroma. Moderate to heavy smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor to medium sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met with a complex beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5025) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Taster from a bottle shared at Natifest 2013. Mostly clear orange amberc olor. Thin off-white head. Couple loose dots of lace. Moderate bitter taste. Bigger caramel, some chocolate. Very light spice. Good, dark tasting barrel aged barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle. Poured an amberish color with an off white head. Woody, vanilla, some dark fruits, caramel, and bourbon. Medium to strong alcohol burn in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2013
22 oz. bottle from BMart - thanks again! Pours a clear, bright orange-amber color with a small ring. Aroma of toffee, oak, peanut brittle, vanilla, some fruit esters, and bourbon. The flavor is a bigger version of the same, with caramel, toffee, dates, bourbon, oak, and vanilla. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. Lighter in color and body than expected, but packs some heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle shared at natifest. Pours a copper color with no head. Aroma is booze and bread. Taste has even more booze and bread. Doesn’t do much for me.

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