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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8856) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Orange/reddish pour. Whitish head. Honey, citrus hops, apples and a light boozy note. Flavor is sweet and hoppy...citrus hops, light honey, apples. Nice stuff!

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (8781) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2006 Growler... This beer rocks!... Thanks to Wendy for picking up a growler in Belair, MD. I thought I would never taste this great brew. The aroma is very malty and sweet. Notes of spruce, perfume, milk chocolate, yeast, port and brown sugar and fruit...and this just in... ALCOHOL!!! Beautiful beer. Crystal clear ruby hue. Very small, white, creamy head. Fully diminishing. Very malty and sweet up front, with bursts of caramel and sherry. The hops balance things out with good bitterness. Warm alcohol and slightly pungent on the backside. Full-bodied with lively carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Long, malty, lightly bitter, tart, dry finish. World class brew! Good going Jim!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Tasted from Growler. Poured a darker and clear mahogany color with a very small sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, light cherries, and all around hops (very hoppy). Tastes of caramel, some dark fruits, and grapefruit. Light warming alcohol bite in the finish (but not 12+%).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8161) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 11, 2010
From DC Local tasting. Pours a clear bright amber like cognac. Thin white head. Aroma is spicy, caramel, very hoppy, resiny, piney. Taste is hoppy, dry, fairly bitter, some balancing caramel and honey. Very dry. Hoppy bitterness. Not bad.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2011
22 ounce bottle courtesy of a free beer contest run by GMCC2181. Thanks! Not sure how old this was when I got it, but I’ve had it 13 months, so its got some age. Also, thought this would be fitting for my 3666th rating. Pours a clear dark strawberry red with a medium tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, brown sugar, citrus hops. The taste is toffee, brown sugar, berries, citrus, peppery hop notes. Medium-full bodied. The hops have probably faded some, but I like that better anyway. Nice malty barleywine. This has aged well.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7904) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
Bottle at Christine and Daves, big thanks to DLJ, 29/11/13. Lightly hazed dark amber/chestnut brown with a moderate off white covering. Nose is earthy, dark toffee, dark fruits, sugars, hop presence, bitter tropical notes. Taste comprises caramelised sugars, piney tang, tropical fruit medley, bitter orange, red gragpefruit, sugars, light booze. Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet closure with lightly warming booze. Respectable Barley Wine - alcohol well integrated.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear amber with off white head. Nose is musty candy and brown sugar. Taste is candy, brown sugar, raisins with caramel malt body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7858) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2013 A very solid barley wine. Pretty much all clear, medium-dark orange and copper colored body with a properly thick tan head. First taste is creamy, lush, sweet and rich... smooth. Flavors of rich sticky malts, yeasty candy sugar, plums, cedar wood. Awesome stuff. Rich, sticky and smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7815) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with a fading tan head over a hazed brown body. Aroma is fruity, hoppy, vanilla, alcohol and brown sugar. Taste is raisins, caramel, alcohol and wheat. Medium carbonation, syrupy.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7699) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Bottle from State Line. Pours hazy deep copper w 2f frothy ow head. Nose is caramel malt, brown sugar, fruit, hops, spirits, oak. Tastes caramel malty, spirity, with oaky cognac, dark fruit, and hefty hops.


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