JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade with kmweaver. Thanks Ken! Pours a nice dark amber color with a small off white head. Aroma is of hops, malt, and brown sugar. Taste is semi sweet and malty. Flavors of brown sugar and hops. Alcohol is noticable but not overpowering. Nicely balanced brew.
Bricks (551) - Delaware, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Quite a bit of hops in the taste, along with bourbon-like/oak taste taking over. Reminded slightly of Arrogant Bastard. A little overrated IMO.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of hops, vanilla, and citrus. Great hop character to start with a nice sweet caramel malt backbone. Great balance.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark dark red with a off white head. Has overwhelming hints of roasted malts, brown sugar, caramel. Very niccce. Finishes with alcohol caramel linger on the tongue.
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 Devil’s Milk that I am going to age until atleast April or May. I have aged this for a year and it just gets better.
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle served in a tulip. Pour was cider with two fingers of off-white head that left minimal lacing. Nose is dates, caramel, raisins, barley, malt, and light hops. Taste is right on par, and while its sweet, its not syrupy like many of the BWs I’ve sampled. I really dig this brew and think I have found a new go to brew when I am in the mood for a Barley!
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Bowie. Orangish amber color with a trace amount of head. Aroma is relatively hoppy, with some nice citrus and general sweetness. Taste is much the same - quite sweet, hoppy. Perhaps a bit too sweet, but interesting. Alcohol is present, but not overpowering.
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured brown with a tan head. Aroma of vanilla and citrus. Started off citrusy with some vanilla and caramel flavor. So f’in good. Growler went between 2 other people. Killed at the store within a hour.
gpekar (455) - Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear dark amber color with a short off-white head that reduced to just a film rather quickly. The only negative thing about this beer was a very mild aroma. I detected hints of caramel malt sweetness and some alcohol, but not much else. The taste was night and day compared to the aroma. First, the texture of the beer was thick and creamy with a good hop bite that woke up the taste buds. A nice caramel malt sweetness came through rather well and blended with the hops nicely. There was a good alcohol warmth that came through towards the finish along with a good hop bittterness that lasted well on the palate. This was very good!!
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes, growler at CDC tasting. Pours out a nice deep copper/amber hue. Aromas are dark fruits, earthy, leathery, some must, malty. Palate is pretty balanced ripping hops up front with a slightly sweet finish. I really want this one to age, I think this over time would be one of the best in its category.