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RATINGS: 1735   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Dragonís 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Another epic brew from an amazing west michigan brewer! This poured a dark brown-black, with a small tan head. The nose is sweet, with some vanilla and coffee on the finish. The flavor is lots of vanilla, coffee, with some subtle chocolate notes. Again, epic stuff. My new favorite stout. Cheers!! shared with merelikesbeer:)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2009
I shared a bottle of this with BeerBaron617, and for a stout itís pretty good, well RB says itís a strong ale, but I donít know what it is. Either way, it pours a dark brown black color with a very thin tan head. It smells like vanilla and a lot of oak. Taste, initially is heavy on vanilla, and then goes more into the oaken alcohol flavors. Seems to have a big alcohol feel to it!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours opaque with a small, rocky, light brown head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, nutty), light hop (grass), average yeast (leather) with notes of bourbon, oak, vanilla, prune, date, and toffee. Full bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation, and a spicy finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2009
Black, small cream head. Carmel, cognac, and malt, lots of malt aroma. Creamy, creamy, with just a great malted flavor. Some chocolate, some caramel and vanilla. It does have an odd bit of a metallic, maybe even blood flavor. I wonder if that was intentional? Overall, reminds me of eating a caramel sucker when I was a kid, and then with enough bitter and warmth to remind me I am an adult.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2009
On tap at 6 n Save. Pours a midnight black with a thick frothy tan head. The aroma was cocoa, dark fruit, alcohol, and sweetness. The flavor was a sweet coffee, latte with some black cherry that hid the 9% very well. The finish is where you get the toasted oak flavors and catch a little bit of the bourbon. This was very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2009
12 oz draft from the Brass Rail. Poured a midnight black with a medium amount of think tan head. Nose was cherries, malt, figs, alcohol, bourbon, and very, very light, perhaps chocolate sweetness. Taste was much the same with a light dry bitter for a finish. A very nice big beer, yet the body was surprisingly small. Could almost be a session beer, that is, till the ABV reared itself.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Large bottle brought from the Ohio area - Great aroma with that Oak Aged goodness appearing from the nose to the palate. Oak spirits with smooth caramel malts and some vanilla notes. Perfect blend of alc. with the aged quality you would expect, a robust and smooth enjoyable stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blaze312 (132) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2009
22oz Bomber. Pours Black with a brown head. Aroma and taste of caramel, butterscotch, and vanilla. Very drinkable and would probably have again.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yumyum (221) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2009
I wasnít sure what to expect from this brew since I personally find oad aged brews a bit hit or miss. This beer was a hit for me. A very active nose with sweet bourbon and vanilla. The flavour was very nice as well. The oak instilled a nice smoky vanilla flavour but it was not overbearing and blended nicely with the more traditonal malty sweetness. Very impressed

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Black pour with brown head. Oak and vanilla notes with roasted sweetness, Taste is smooth- oak, vanilla, roasted malt, slight sweetness, and did I mention smooth. What a nice tasting brew. For 8.5%, you donít notice the alcohol. The oak flavor becomes more pronounced as it warms and the vanilla gives off a great mouthfeel. Nice lacing on the glass. Tasty beer.


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