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RATINGS: 337   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
growler (74) - West Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2005
2005 version at the Arundel Mills brewpub. Cloudy amber with a foamy off white head. Sweet fruity aroma with some spruce and citrus. Wow! One sip and you know you are on to something special. Expecting to be overwhelmed by the alcohol but was somewhat surpised by sweet caramel, candy like flavor. Not a big barleywine fan but damn, this is good. Excellent beer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2967) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2016
12oz bottle. Another rot box beer. 2014 vintage. Pours a clear dark amber color with a small foamy tan head. Aroma of boozy caramel, plastic, hints of pine, and sweet rotted fruit. Taste of sweet caramel, earthy hops, grassy bitterness, toasted grains, and sweet fruit.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gtelli (1) - - APR 5, 2016 does not count
Devils milk high octane! Pours smooth and orange with a white head! Easy to drink and no bitter after tastes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HourGlass13 (501) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Pours up a hazy copper, with a thin off white head, and spotty lacing. Aroma of hops, resin and pine, some malts and some fruit. Taste is sweet, malty, some fruit notes and a sharp bitterness towards the end. Pretty boozy. This heavy hard hitter will knock your knocker in the dirt. Its strong. Not for every day use!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (1159) - - JAN 17, 2016
deep amber color; a bit cloudy; semi-sweet malt and alcohol aroma; a bit earthy; sweet malt; caramel malts and alcohol; dry, bitter finish with warm alcohol notes; well balanced

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rondphoto (3556) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 14, 2016
on tap @ Hebron Brew House / Hebron KY --- Slightly hazy dark amber color, beige head, full curtain of lace. Taste is bracing semi-sweet malt that becomes less sweet as it moves through a burst of carbonation, followed by earthy burlap and pear in a finish that offers only the possibility of hops. Bold, big, light in the belly, a really appealing brew. Highly recommended.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turboninja (427) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle@home, from Wine Spot, Cleveland, USA. Medium/strong distinctive slightly artificial aroma with raisin, caramel and alcohol. Dark copper color with small light beige head and semi-hazy liquid. Strong complex taste with sweet raisin, plum, cherry and alcohol. Averagely balanced with wide/medium taste spectrum and long sweet hoppy aftertaste of sweet raisin and a hint of sweet malts. Medium/strong body with medium/light carbonation. Overall, distinctive taste but in a bit artificial and messy fashion.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (3304) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2016
12 oz. thick and sweet. Lots of toffee and candy sugar. A little bit of fruit. Orange. A little rough around the edges.

1.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
cheap (5085) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Bot. Pours a thicker looking menacing darker amber color. Mild sweet perfume aroma. First taste is bitter alky thang. Next taste is rough personality. Difficult fer sher. Strongish punch in the face. Volatile. Not too enjoyable IMHO. I guess it does what its s’posed to, make you dizzy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1547) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Pours dark amber with an off white head. Aroma is dark dried fruit, caramel, and pine resin and alocohol. Sticky mouth feel. Flavor is caramel malt, dark dried fruit, brown sugar, and raisins. Finishes with booziness and pine resin.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (5103) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2015
On tap at Bethesda Food and Beverage. Nice dark orange body with medium head. Nose is hoppy, with some spices and barley in there. Very inviting. Taste is just great, with lots of floral notes, malts, barley, caramel and big alcy taste. Very strong kick to it. Really liked this. Nice creamy texture too.


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