McBeer (12) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2006
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A very drinkable beer and I shared it with no one. I was not expecting much from this beer and was pleasantly surprised at how smooth the alcohol blended with the coffee tones. The dark color appearance of the beer helped rounded out this well made beer.
GregClow (2795) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with a bunch of folks at DougShoemaker’s Decemberfest 2006 - courtesy of mds. Ruby brown colour with a wispy tan head. Aroma has lots of bourbon, roast malt, vanilla and wood. Mouthfeel is soft and silky. Flavour - bourbon, vanilla, freshly roasted coffee, and some interesting sour cherry notes, with slowly building bitterness in the finish. Quite nice stuff.
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown beer with reddish glow on the edges. Nice bubbly yellow-beige head falling down quick. The aroma is very mild with hints of coffee (mocca), milk chocolate, babba au rhum, burnd sultanas on the crust of raisinbread, cedar wood and caramel. The taste is also very smooth, it has a mild mouthfeel that reminds me of a mix of coffee, doubble cream and sweet brown rhum. It has also a slight fruity touch of dates (dried ones) and raisins. The bitter accents are more burned ones than hoppy ones. The finale is one of caramelzed sugars, burned malts, some grapesugar and a little bit of herby hops.The alc is well hidden and this 9% beer is very drinkable indeed. Thanks joris for sharing this one.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow-brown head, shortlived, over black looking beer with a lot of reddish, Cola-like highlights. Chocolate, fresh green leaves, finishing in absolute moccha/coffee; with very clearly alcohol, brandy-like, and even some higher alcohols, giving a quite complex, pleasing nose. Sweet taste with sweet chocolate flavour; rather roasted than burnt notes, a touch of fruity acidity (very restrained), and going over in rich coffee (with some coffeecream). sweet, however dominates leaving very little bitterness, and that not particulary hoppy. Retronasal some tobacco. Well bodied, smooth, grist and unfermented sugars - which is very strange seen the beer came from 19°Plato to 9A% ABV. Pleasing sweet stout (enfin... IMO), thanks to my America travelling wife.
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark mahogany body with a creamy yellow-brown head. Interesting aroma for the most part - vanilla, oak, and caramel. Stranger flavour that is creamy, nutty, and has permeations of woody earthiness.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with ruby hues, fully receding tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate. Taste is milky, chocolate, oak and brown malts. Mouthfeel is medium/full bodied with lively carbonation. Tasty, but not amazing.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle via trade with kokostephi - Pours a brown color with a two finger light tan head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is woody (oak) and chocolate. Flavor is much of the same. Very nice. A subtle, smooth, medium to full body beer. This beer was a very pleasant suprise. Thanks Stephi.
blankboy (5598) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with the gang at Decemberfest 2006 -- courtesy of mds. Pours a deep dark reddish-brown with a small diminishing off-white head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel malt and some faint coffee and chocolate, also a little lactic. Flavour follows the aroma along with some sourness. Medium bodied. This wasn’t what I was expecting at all based on the name of the beer and I must say I didn’t love it, too bourboney for my liking. I found it just O.K.
patrick767 (3232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle - Pours very dark brown to black with a thin head. This beer smells much like a stout with roasted malt and some chocolate notes. There’s also a hint of vanilla. The flavor is dark roasted caramel malts with coffee and chocolate in there. Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and a hint of hops providing balance, Dragon’s Milk goes down smoothly, the 9% abv buried under all that malt. Excellent beer.
rudolf (2304) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Doug’s. Thanks to Mike. Deep brown, slight read shines through. Thin off-white head. Nose is burbon, vanilla, milk, alcohol. Flavor is burbon, chocolate, vanilla, lots of sweetnes..