jason (1830) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Sampled at YEHA. Poured a pale orange red body with thin head. Aroma is hoppy, caramel. Flavor is hoppy, citrus, caramel. Odd - light roast.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Fellís Point and then Bel Air in the same day. Donít ask. :) Poured Amber in color with small off white head. Taste is well balanced with Raison tones. Hints a caramel as well. It hides the alcohol remarkably well.
dmac (5302) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared at Madness w/ the Moose. First off all let me say......WOW. I sampled this one again and again, okay more like chugged then sampled but I couldnít let this beauty go to waste. Poured a clear reddish amber with a large white frothy head. The nose on this one is so hoppy I would of swore it was an IIPA or at least an IPA. Flavor is very sweet with lots of honey, malt and even a slight bit of rye flavor in there. Hardly any trace of aclohol coming from this 12.2% monster. 12.2% no wonder the rest of the night is just a "little" foggy.
dsm (109) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Fellís Point. Poured brown color with a slight head and nice lacing. It is bitter and hoppy with a sweet malt flavor, floral notes, and good carbonation. The alcohol content, although very high, is well-masked. Well done.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler at argo0ís xmas party brought by neighbor Tom (thanks Tom!!). Pours amber copper, with medium off-white head. Very hoppy-citrus/pine/soap. Flavor similar. Almost tastes like an I2PA. Some caramel in taste, and strong alcohol aftertaste.
BBB63 (6527) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler at A&K Holiday tasting brought by Tom, thanks: Coppery hue with a lasting creamy head and very good lace. The aroma has a big hoppy nose, dry hopped, piney, tropical (mango, star fruit, grapefruit esters), clove and a hint of soap at first but did fade and some white chocolate. The taste is malty and sugary with a hit of acidic fruit and big bitterness. Liquorice, clove and caramel finish with some band-aid notes as well. The mouth feel is aggressive and biting, warming and alcohol is noted. This is good but needs to be aged more to mellow out and mesh the flavors.
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Last of a growler poured into a snifter. No head and little carbonation. Reminded me of a cask pour. Deep brown/black color. Very malty aroma. Sharp hops bite initially. Sweet backbone. Needed to age longer. Best beer yearly beer made by DuClaw. I have another growler of Devilís Milk that I am going to age until atleast April or May. I have aged this for a year and it just gets better.
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2007 I wanted to like this more than I did. It was just way too hoppy. Even after it warmed it just didnít have the sweetness and complexity that greatness needs. It is by no means a bad barely wine, it just lacks a fruity complexity to go with the hop bite. In a blind taste test I would mistake this for a double IPA.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2007
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Bowie location. Light brown color w/no head. Strong alcohol aroma. I was dissapointed in this one, just way too rough for me. Just tasted like alcohol, like doing a shot of whiskey. No sweetness, nothing to balance out the high alcohol flavor. Iíve heard a lot of people rave @ this, & maybe it gets better w/age-I hope so since I have a bottle ageing, but I couldnít even finish it. Just too hot for me.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Still, whiskey-like amber with only a hint of bubbles rising to the surface. Aroma is sweet with noticeable hops and some alcohol. The flavor is strongly sweet like candy with a substantial presence of hops in the front and finish. The alcohol is hidden well overall. The palate could use a little more carbonation but for the most part this beer is the best Iíve had from Duclaw yet.