joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dragonís Milk pours dark chocolate into my goblet. Deep ruby hues light up the glass when backlit. A one+ finger dirty white head grew one the pour before falling to a thick ring and skimming. Good looking beer.
While the aroma is without a doubt good it just seems a little too subdued for such a beer. The most pronounced aromas are from the barrel aging although theyíre subtle as well. Bourbon whiskey, oak, and a touch of vanilla. Thereís an intermingling of molasses and scorched brown sugar.
The flavor starts off sweet upfront with the vanilla coming through but is quickly subdued by a smorgasbord of flavors. Oak and borbon take over the vanilla before being joined by molasses and that lightly scorched brown sugar. The barrel aging is spot on. Any more would have created an overpowering borbon flavor and any less just wouldnít have stood up.
The mouthfeel, while being on the lighter side of heavy, fits the flavor profile really well. The lack of carbonation lets this beer gracefully glide through and thecarbonation that is there creates a creaminess thatís perfectly appropriate. Enouh alcohol present to give the cheeks that warming sensation.
Dragonís Milk is surely as sipper but one that goes down incredibly easy. A perfect nightcap on a cool evening.
Itís nice to find a high quality barrel aged beer thatís, although a seasonal, readily available and doesnít cost an arm and a leg to acquire. Keep pumping out the Dragonís Milk New Holland.
mixinnixon2000 (227) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. pours brownish red in color. has nice flavors of vanilla and chocolate. I taste a hint of burbon
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown/ruby red color, good sized brownish head with some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, toffee, chocolate, vanilla and dates. Flavor is more fruity and the bourbon is not overshadowed. Big body, creamy texture. Somewhat short sweet finish. I didnít know what to expect when I bought this beer and was pleasantly surprised.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from archerliquors. Dark brown with almost no head. Roasty slightly fruity aroma and taste with some chocolate notes and a barely perceptible hint of bourbon. I was wanting a much more robust bourbon flavor, but I suspect theyíve over-used their barrels. Disappointing overall.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled at stevoís. Pours dark ruby with big tan head. The aroma is spicy with raisin and a touch of bitter chocolate. The flavor is chocolate with some berry and some interesting spiciness. Lemon and acidity come out in the finish. Decent.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours dirty brown with an aroma of corn and coffee. Flavor is tobacco ash and dry milk chocolate. Watery mouthfeel with a raw pasta aftertaste. I rated Crazy Stallion higher than this? Eh, whatever. Slay this one.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iíve had this beer a handful of times, and it seemed a bit different each time. I canít believe Iíve not reviewed it until now!
It poured a dark brown with reddish hues. It had a medium bit of head composed of tiny bubbles. Aroma was a creamy smell...like a cream soda (I guess thatís vanilla) and some chocolate. Flavor was of bourbon notes which were over-powered by vanilla. There were also watery chocolate notes (think Yoohoo). Mouthfeel was both a bit watery and a bit rough feeling, and probably the weakest element of this beer.
I would recommend this beer. Iíve previously had it on tap at Romanís Pub (St. Francis, WI), I bought a bottle from Garyís (Oak Creek), and I had it most recently at Comet.
DonPablo (11) - bellevue, Kentucky, USA - JAN 6, 2008
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
22oz. bottle; Pours dark brown,pleasant vanilla aroma,tannish head with minor lacing.Aroma of chocolate,roasted nuts,cream and a bit of licorice. Creamy and full bodied flavor, a nice combination. Small amount of malt, great roasted flavor and a small touch of alcohol at the end. A great winter beer.
KingMoomie (5) - Poland, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2008 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap regularly at Vintage Estates in Boardman, OH. Very smooth and sweet with a dinomite finish. My fianceís favorite beer.
TheAlum (6146) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Galway Tribes (Frankfort, IL). Poured into a tulip glass. A deep brown pour with a decent sized tan head. The aroma was strong, but more alcohol infused than the other tones of vanilla and malts I picked up. Initial taste is strong: Chocolate and malty, with a stranger than most barrel aged beer finish. More winesque than whiskey characteristics are what I picked up, but maybe a 2nd tasting is in order. Some hints of oak, smokiness, and vanilla on the finish. A nice experience and maybe a repeat buy and rerate.