Beer3irty (4) - Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2009 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall I would call this a good beer but not great. I think the label combined with the anticipation of drinking this beer left me with somewhat of an unfulfilled expectation.
I think one impediment of rating this beer is the temputaure at which it was served. As the beer warms it releases a richer nose profile much like walking from thru the front door of the flower shoppe and then going into the flower warehouse. As the beer warms below my nose as I type report the sweet malty tones are more and more pronounced with a delightful effect to my nasal passages.
I would try this beer again but make sure that it was served at a better temp - like 65 or so.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 Bottle - Thanks BrewCzar - Pours a thin black with a small tan head...aroma is massive oak, vanilla and booze...flavour is similar, dry, oaky, vanilla...some tart oak, but the finish is creamy and sweet...great brew!
MichMicro4x (4) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2009 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Probably one of the best strong ales Iíve ever tried. Pours a very dark colour and contains a mouthful of dark roasty flavours. Can really taste the bourbon on your lips but doesnít harsh you away. A great beer for after dinner!
blklab2007 (2116) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2009 bottle poured a dark red brown in color with a thin frothy dark tan head that retained well. aroma has nutty malt, caramel, bourbon, light barrel wood, and vanilla. medium light mouth feel with average carbonation. flavor has nice bourbon hits, barrel, brown malt, light hop bitterness, and some oats. nice and creamy but well malted. this really benefited from the barrel aging both in flavor and texture.
Blaketj80 (78) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells malty with notes of roasted barley and chocolate malt. Pours dark, but not exceptional with thin white head. Taste is nicely balance with coffee, carmel, chocolate, and oak. Could use a little more body, but enjoyable over all.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Raleigh WBF. Thought I tried the oak aged version (listed separately on this site), but seems like Dragonís Milk is always oak aged so Iím rating this version. Pours a dark brown with some ruby highlights topped by a thin, creamy, tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate (perhaps more so than any other beer Iíve rated to date), Baileyís Irish Cream, bourbon, oak. Taste is similar with loads of creamy milk chocolate, a spicy bourbon alcohol bite, vanilla ice cream, and a dry, oaky finish. Really just an awesome beer.
markwise (5082) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008 bottle; thanks kiefdog for the share. Pours dark cola brown with foamy off-white head. Nose is roast, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and oaky excellence. Flavor is decadent: chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, roast, lingering dark sweetness- borderline dark fruit with lingering vanilla. Thoroughly enjoyable medium-bodied stout.
bb (7986) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Blackish beer with a tan head. Milk chocolate aroma. Chocolate, light oatmeal, and light oak flavor. Medium-plus bodied. Chocolate, light milk and light malt lingers with a bit of toasty malts.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008 bottle courtesy of siebenmorgan. Pours a pitch black with one finger foamy white-tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of chocolate, vanilla, wood, some notes of bourbon, caramel, nuts, brown sugar, hints of molasses. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, brown sugar, caramel, some hints of toffee, molasses, spice. Generally medium body with a pleasing vanilla and bourbon finish.
topherh (1919) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with reddish edges and a one finger beige head. Aroma is oak, smoke, and malt. Flavor is chocolate, sweet malt, caramel, and marshmallow.