nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Blue Moon. Unfiltered, thick, black body. Big, foamy, beige head. End of the keg. Mostly big chocolate in the aroma. The heat isnít overbearing, but certainly adds some depth. Big cocoa, mellow oak tones still take center stage. The chilies shine in the aftertaste. Pretty awesome big Milk Stout. Remains drinkable even with the formidable ABV. Quite nice, though the malts sort of seem DME boosted to me, not really the depth Iíd expect for 11 percent.
Hair6a11 (1479) - Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; Pour is murky brown - lively carb - a fine bubbled khaki head - it retains on the average side, with light spotting. Well - it starts off with chocolate cake - lactose sugar, dark fruits, and vanilla presence. The flavor profile is a touch unsettling initially - things round out and square away pretty quickly - however. This lineup of stouts can be summed up as quaffable, over sweet american imperials at a decent price point, and this one is no difference. Chocolate syrup meshes with vanillin, dark fruit, cocoa powder, moving to feint alcohol and lactose notes - the pepper spice is present at the finish line.
slowrunner77 (10114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 13, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iíve never had Dragons Milk in the bottle (only on tap) so I donít quite have a direct comparison. At first the aroma and body are behind what I remember, but it opens up very nicely. The flavor is great right from the get go - bourbon, chocolate, chili, vanilla. Love the lingering mild heat on the finish.
Not as good as DM was on tap, but still very very nice.
NikkTwist (2714) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Black pour with light brown foam. The chili heat is apparent from the outset and (expectedly) only grows with each sip. A softer chocolate stout underneath but the spicy chili dominates. The underlying beer is hidden. It is all about the Chilli!
Boutip (5898) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a large dark brown foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with black chocolate and some light bourbon notes with subtle chilies flavours is pretty awesome. Aroma of roasted malt and black chocolate with some bourbon notes are good but the chillies notes are a bit string for my taste buds and ends up overtaking all the other flavours. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Probably well brewed but this is still a bit too hot for my taste buds.
sjogro (2721) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by RandomStrangerNL at Ex-ABC. Dark brown, light tan head. Starts smooth and oathy but the chilies kick in its hard to taste anything else. Mild sweet insane spicy.
Maakun (3921) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2016 Bottle shared thanks to RandomstrangerNL. Very dark brown with dark beige head. Nice chilies, dark chocolate, sweet grains, toffee, bourbon, vanilla, slight smoke, soft spices. Quite sweet with light roasted bitter finish. Over medium bodied with pretty strong chili burn. Pretty good, but gets more and more spicy the more you drink. I think Iíd have a hard time to finish more than one whole glass, still a nice beer though.
kermis (11017) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sampled at THT. Very dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of veggie chillis, malt, caramel, toffee and milk chocolate. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet. Above medium bodied with a massive chilli burn in the throat and soft carbonation. Too much with the chillis.
deanso (8999) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at February THT.
Very thin ring tan head, Clear almost black pour. Very spicy.. Almost too spicy for me but itís well done.
Savage_Night (422) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black/dark brown with a small brown head with decent retention that slowly dissipates to an oily cap. AROMA: super rich dark malt, coffee, bitter dark chocolate, spices, chile peppers, soy sauce, toffee, molasses, brown sugar, smoky, tobacco, herbs, caramel, alcohol, vanilla, raisin, dark stone fruit, earthy bitter funk, woody, vanilla, herbal hops, mole poblano, peppercorn and licorice. TASTE: super rich dark malt, coffee, chile peppers, bitter dark chocolate, spices, soy sauce, toffee, molasses, hop spice, brown sugar, smoky, tobacco, herbs, caramel, alcohol, phenols, vanilla, raisin, dark stone fruit, earthy bitter funk, woody, vanilla, herbal hops, nuts, mole poblano, peppercorn and licorice. AFTER TASTE: dark roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, chile peppers, hop spice and tannins with a rich thick boozy spiced finish.