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RATINGS: 1515   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3507) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Extreme Beer Fest 2/15/08: Hmm, this tasted like a stout to me. I also tasted coffee, raisins, and prunes. There was a background sweetness in the taste. Enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Bottle: First off let me preface this by saying that Iíve had this brew multiple times, draft and bottle, and finally have gotten around to rating it. Even though there is no date on the bottle, I believe this is a fresh one. This is so much more balanced than I ever remember it being. Dark brown pour with a minimal, white head. Dark roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla and subtle oak aroma...not much bourbon. Medium-full bodied mouth feel, very creamy throughout. The flavor pretty much emulates the nose, again with a very subtle oak characteristic that is much more enjoyable than it has been previously. If this is where this brewís headed from now on, Iím going to buy up as much as I can.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barleyandhoppy (9) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2008 does not count
22 oz bomber, dark as coffee with very little head, flovor of cappucino and very clean finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2008
22oz bottle from Binnyís on Clark, Chicago. Dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is chocolate, some coffee, slight vanilla, nutty, some vanilla and other barrel scents as well. Flavor is a lot of red fruit, nutty, chocolate, a good amount of bourbon, coffee, not bad. Medium to thin body and well carbonated. Okay but something about this is a little off.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac4016 (114) - bill clinton, ICELAND - FEB 10, 2008
from 22 oz bomber dark as capaccino with very little head & lacing. on nose bakers choc. /ljava flavor is dark roasted malts, some coffee notes, clean and the bitter finish balances this beer very nicely.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5739) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2012 big bottle. Body is pretty black, with small brown head. Aroma is a strange sort of not bitterness, but roast. The taste is actually sweet. Some chocolate and dark fruit. :::::second try: two years later, it is evident that my palate has changed. Bottle split with Pat and Big Tony. Pours a pitch black with nice small brown head. Aroma is sweet chocolate, marshmellows, cinnamon, and toffee. The mouthfeel is great, with notes of chocolate covered mashmellows, toffee, caramel, maple syrup and roasted malts.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Tasted like a sweet porter. Chocolate, vanilla, and some dark fruitiness to the flavor. No bitterness. Did not taste the alcohol at all. Easy to drink and lightly carbonated. Full bodied. Not especially complex for the strength.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2008
The aroma was chocolate and an espresso roast with a fruity nature and an earthy/oaky presence. Vanilla undercurrents and raisins and other dark fruits team with alcohol for an estery and phenolic character. Caramel and a bit of sweetness also are present. The beer poured into the glass crystal clear black with a ruby highlight. The head was miniature off-white and barely there. The flavor was malty with a moderately strong presence of vanilla and bourbon coupled to oak. The flavor was nutty, toasty, biscuity and fruity. Bourbon was well done and none overpowering, but balanced the chocolate and espresso coffee presence very well. Caramel and vanilla were also along for the ride. The finish was just dry with lasting bourbon light and pleasantly into the aftertaste. The body was medium-full and with hardly any carbonation at all the beer had no creaminess on the palate. A darn nice beer, smooth and well achieved chocolate and bourbon/oak work in concert to create a very enjoyable brew. 24 ounce bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Dark Coca-Cola brown with a bit of beige head. Wonderful nose of toffee and chocolate. Lots of toffee. Some dried fruit, nuts, and trail mix aromas going on. The flavor is also a wonderful blend of chocolate cover toffee bits and dates or prunes. Medium body. Silky mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Balanced finish. This is a really wonderfull beer that should be on you want list.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Pours mostly opaque, but when held directly to light, a luminous dark ruby sheen becomes apparent. A good inch of off-white froth welled up to the brim, and receded slowly to a partial skim-coat on the surface. Lacework aplenty. Aromatics are nice blend of caramel, roasted malts, bourbon, and oak. Vanilla follows through with some warming alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium and creamy. Pretty smooth and somewhat lush. The pallet has a great balance of chocolate, caramel, nougat, bourbon, oaky tannins, and vanilla. Nicely melded with not one of the layers overbearing the others. Finishes with a hint of residuals and warming bourbon and vanilla. Not the biggest, baddest dark beer on the planet, but impeccably balanced and highly drinkable. A "session" barrel aged beer. True that.


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