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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (1859) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Pours amber orange with a thick white head that doesn't dissipate. Aroma of sweet malts, alcohol and citrus. Taste is malty and sweet with an alcohol and citrus bite in the finish. Not bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3009) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Serving: draft at Fire Works Leesburg. It pours a deep amber color with a lasting light tan head. The nose is muted but has light pine notes. The flavor has bold pine resin, dark honey, stone fruit, and caramel notes. Full bodied with a nice hop presence. Solid brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bth122 (1226) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle, beautiful mahogany color. Aroma is hoppier than most barley wines with citrus hop and fruit like grapes and plum. Medium light bitter, medium light sweetness. Medium-heavy body. Creamier texture. Ave carbonation. Warming alcohol. Nice rounded barley wine with grape/plum fruits and citrus hops. Good stuff.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerathon (1070) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
This might be the best smelling beer ever. The hops come billowing out of the bottle upon cracking it open. Red-orange hue with thin white head and lacing. Semi-sweet malt backbone with slight alcohol burn. Fruit flavors of plum/raisins is faint, but there and enjoyable. This is a great beer and now one of my favorites.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
shroud0fdoom (150) - Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Look: Nice shade of blood red, off white lacing. Smell: Floral, citrus hops, candied fruits, roasted malt, mild alcohol. Taste: Roasted barley, sweet fruits, cocoa, floral/earthy hops, semi dry bitter finish. Feel: Medium soft body, lively carbonation. Overall: This is one of my favorite Duclaw Seasonals. I wish it were year round. 10.6 abv that isn’t present at all. The hop bite on it is very pleasant and helps round out the overall sweetness of the brew. This is Recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (744) - Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2014 12oz bottle poured into snifter glass. Hazy dark amber color with light tan head. Aroma of crazy sweet malt (candy sugared fruits, toffee caramel) with hints of booze. Taste is very sweet piling on toffee, fruit, malt and a hint of vanilla. Heavy body and smooth carbonation. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4099) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Bottle... Poured dark amberish orange with a mild, off-white head. Big malt bomb with alcohol notes, dark fruits, and burnt sugars. Nice sipper. Sticky mouthfeel, but just under the cloyingly sweet level (which was a saving grace for sure). Sugar toffee, toasted sweetness, and vanilla.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Fruity nose apricot, candied peach, orange, a little hop notes, toffee caramel, marmelade. nice. pours amber orange, nice haed and lace. Flavors of tofee caramel marmelade, great hop bitterness, some fruit cake notes, a little nutty. Great balance between english and american barley wine.Nice carbonation very smooth. Really good stuff. I like this.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1475) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2012
bottle thanks ksurkin. poirs light brown thin head gone fast. big aroma of caramel and hops. taste is medium body nice sweet butterscotch and hops. some brown sugar

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2012
28th June 2010
Hazy dark amber beer. Little white head. lactose nose. Softish palate. Semi sweet lacto malt. Sweet toffee caramel. A little sweet orange and aniseed. Pepper at the smooth end. Might be sweet for some - not me! Nice beer!


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