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RATINGS: 1355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Dragon’s Milk is a 17th century term used to describe the strong beer usually reserved for royalty. This strong ale was aged in oak for over 120 days. The aging process extracts flavors from the wood, which contribute to its complex character. Hints of bourbon flavor perfectly compliment its roasted malts to produce a beer fit for a King.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2559) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Thanks to Boboski for the tasting. Pours out dark and foreboding, no head to speak of. Aroma is oak, winey merlot and chocolate malt. Taste has the same little hints of merlot and chocolate malt. A little sour in the aftertaste that kind of turned me off. Very strange.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2007
Growler from Party Town. Pours a dark brown with no head and no lacing. A little red hue around the edges. Roasted malts and some oak coming through in the nose. More of the same in the taste, but the effects of the barrel aging really round out this beer well. I didn’t get as much of the bourbon in the draft version as I have previously from the bottle. A very easy and smooth drinking beer which is a problem given the 9% ABV. Very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2007
On tap at MN Town Hall. Dark brown almost black beer with faint brown head. Roasted malt, almost burnt, with undertones of dark chocolate and coffee. Burnt malt body with an almost sweet chocolate and espresso finish with some dark dried fruit and oak in there as well. Much more complex than my last bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Bomber. Poured into my 24 oz. snifter glass. Pours a very dark brown with a big light tan head that quickly fades. Aroma is malt, mild spice and roast. Flavor is burnt malts, fermented fruits, light spice and smoke. Has a light bitterness in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Smooth black translucent ale with slightly tan head, which clears up pretty fast to a ring with mottled lacing on the beer surface. Very sweet malty aroma with lots of dark fruit wafts as well. Mouthfeel is quite nice, creamy but light. Flavor seeps from the mouthfeel and spreads all over your mouth. I taste a very small hint of salt in the aftertaste, which I usually notice when the beer is higher in alcohol. The flavor is dominated by roasted malt smokiness and some vanilla and caramel sweetness, both extremes marry very nicely. I can also taste a woody and dry background, probably from the oak barrels. The wood is especially noticeable when I lick my lips after drinking this. Regardless of what I correctly and incorrectly pick from my tastebuds, I can assure the reader of this beer that it is not a beer to pass on. Try it, and taste a fantastic ale from New Holland.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Pours a dark brown with a small, off-tan head. Looks medium bodied. Smells of dark fruits, some roast, dark malts. The taste is slightly sweet, pretty fruity, apples, plums, blended with some roast and a little chocolate. Pretty unique combination here. Very intriguing beer. It was lightly carbonated, but seemedto work in this case. The finish was sweet and fruity, with a long aftertaste. Decent brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2007
hum ho about this one. might have been that I had pinned this as a completely different beer, but didnt let that factor my impression of the beer. Poured a dark brown very mild head. Slight boourbon on the nose, very vanilla-y as well as good portion of chocolate on nose and tongue. Mediocre and boring.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevec (21) - Galena, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Tap in my bar. Pours dark with a nice thick brown head. Concentrated sweetness on the tongue followed by hints of chocolate. Finish left a light bitterness. Excellent with a steak.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2007
22 oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with reddish-orange highlights. Head was thick and brown with good retention. Pretty mundane cocoa aroma. Sweet, slightly acidic, and boozy; kind of like a sour chocolate liqueur, I guess. I detected bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, and oak notes. Tangy and acidic at then end. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2007
On draft at Teller’s of Hyde Park. This was the equivalent of oak-aged chocolate milk. Nice mouthfeel, unbelievably silky, and not a notice of alcohol.


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