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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Devil’s Milk is an American-style Barley Wine. This beer exhibits a wealth of fruit flavors, from pears to plums to raisins. Devil’s Milk is dry hopped (hops added after fermentation) for a strong bite that balances its big malt backbone. Served in a snifter glass because of the high abv, barley wines are perfect as a relaxing “after-dinner” drink or nitecap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obxdude10 (2102) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2004
Excellent barleywine, deep amber in color, nice fluffy off-white head, lots of fruits & sweetness in the nose, honey & toffee in the flavors with some hints of other spices, nicely balanced with a good hop character, dry & bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2004
Dark amber bronze body with a short lived head. Sweet fruity aroma with hints of honey, toffee and some mild spice. Sweet ripe fruit flavors are complex, ends with a nice bitter finish. Real good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2005 WCC2-Poured a deep ruby red color with a creamy off-white head. Sweet fruity nose. Peaches, raisins, plums, and carmel flavors with a little hop thrown in. Dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2004
WCCII - thanks To Scraff!. Glorious garnet with a small shortish lasting yellow tan head. Big floral nectar honey, mollasses malt with hints of alcohol and plasticene aroma. Mild dried fruit sweet (not sticky) washed by strong port wine vinous alcohol. Medium bitter dry clean finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SeamusNeko (45) - Anacostia, Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2004
Setting: Served in a sample cup at the Michael Jackson Beer Tasting held at RFD’s. 2002 vintage. Appearance: Orange-brown liquid topped by a small light tan head that receded to a film and a ring right quick. Lil’ bits o’ foam were left on the cup. Aroma: Prominent aromas of orange marmalade with strong peppery and floral hops wafting about. Slightly brash alcohol taste. Flavor: Sweet caramel malts that get pimp slapped by the Simcoe hops, much to its detriment (IMHO). Palate: Thick and chewy with aftertastes on steroids. Overall: Not very smooth or contemplative. Very raw for an aged barleywine. This is a rude American interpretation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2004
Aroma of caramel, alcohol, dark fruit. Flavor of piney and spicy hops, caramel, molasses. It has nice long finish. Thans to scraff for bringing this to When Continents collide 2.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerGod (5466) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2011 Thanks to scraff for bringing this to When Continents Collide 2! Dark reddish brown with a small foamy tan head. Fermenting fruit, and malt aroma with some lighter caramel notes. Creamy mouthfeel, for a barleywine. Some malt, caramel and fruit (peach/nectarine?) hints in the taste. VERY drinkable. Great barleywine!

****RE-RATE**** Bottle. Copper pour with a short beige head. Sweet aroma with lots of dark fruit, caramel and sweet malt atop soft hops and cake. Taste is big caramel, sweet malt, dark, fermenting fruit, brown sugar, citrusy hops and pineapple upside-down cake. Body is medium with a pleasant, creamy carbonation. Ends with more brown sugar and caramel, lots of sweet, chewy malt, citrus fruit, dark fruit notes and more cake

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5509) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2004
Poured a pinkish ruby color with a creamy yellowish white head and nice lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel butterscotch, caramel malt, dark fruits and raisin aroma. Caramel malt taste also included hints of hops and finished with a dry earthy finish, some oak as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2004
A pretty solid barleywine- poured reddish-brown, with a medium light tan creamy head. Hoppy aroma (classic grapefruit/pine tango) with alcohol and underlying caramels. Hoppy flavor with nice caramels, dark fruit (prune and cherry to an extent), and alcohol. Not as thick and sticky as my favorite barleywines, but a nice beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2004
This is a very good barleywine. Dark reddish brown, translucent(but dark), pours with a frothy bronze head. Aroma is piney, sweet, and malty. Flavor is sweet and cascade type hoppy. Finish is dry, I guess from the alcohol. Well made!

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