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RATINGS: 1727   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2008
the first bottle i had of this was terribly infected and very sour. this, on the other hand is incredible. it reminds me of an imperial porter... but not.

pours a very dark burgundy brown. the head is tan but minimal and manages to leave some spotty lace on the glass in it*s short time on this planet. vaya con dios, my friend! aromas of vanilla cream, coffee, roasty grains, chocolate and brown sugar fill my nose. as it hits nearly room temperature, the bourbon-y/spicy/woody characters really start to come in to play. the flavor is much like the aroma... lots of roast/malt powdery goodness, coffee, milky chocolate, caramel, vanilla and faint barrel/earthy notes with a spicy kick on the finish. coffee really hangs on in the aftertaste as the belly gets nice and warm from the booze. extremely "well" bodied but seemingly light for how much flavor it packs in. it*s not sticky as it has a pleasant acidity and spiciness to cut through the richness...

i must have been drinking a lot of craptacular beer lately because i actually had to stop what i was doing to enjoy this... 8/4/8/4/19/4.3

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2012 This pours very dark, almost black but not quite with a nice initial head that dies quickly. The aroma here is pleasant with oak, bourbon notes, plums, vanilla, and raisins. The beer tastes very good at first, showing oak, cherries, roasted dark chocolate, bourbon, dark fruit, then levels off to a somewhat dull finish. It gets better as it warms closer to room temperature though. Good beer. Iím going to call it an Imperial Porter, though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Getting notebook online. Bottle. Pours a black-brown, almost flat. Oak and chocolate on the nose. Flavors are strong oak. Vanilla also predominate. Good little chocolate hints too. Fairly creamy mouth. Pretty good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3458) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2008
Pours a ruby black with no head. Aroma of wood, malts, and alochol. Malts, vanilla, and wood make up the flavor. A very nice beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2008
22 oz. pours dark brown with small brown head that dissipates quickly. aroma is toffee and sweet roasted malt. mouthful is smooth and full of toffee. very enjoyable but in a simple kind of way.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerisgood16 (4) - , Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2008 does not count
Pours a deep brown with very little soapy head. Rich aroma of vanilla, oak, and malt. Crisp & clean up front, then finishes with a chocolatey, velvety flavor with nothing but oak after that. Good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 4, 2008
22oz bottle. Poured a deep dark brown, almost black with a brown head. Strong chocolate aroma, rich and malty. Slightly woody and a little boozy, warming. Tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (10840) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Tasting at Brewtopia. I have always wanted to try this(probably the name!). A nice dark brown pour with edges of dark red. This one smells sweet, roasted, toasted and some vanilla creeps in on the nose. The flavor was a bit of a let down. I get some chocolate and malts but I also get some weird flavor and mouthfeel hit me. A bit too toasty for my likes and strikes me as a porter more than a ESA . Alcohol is hidden pretty well.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (2154) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Pours a slightly murky mahogany into the glass, with a tiny head that dissipates to nothing. Some sweet vanilla, oak and roasted notes to the nose, reminiscent of a complex stout or porter. Dry takes on caramel malts and some dark fruits on the flavor palate, with some semi-sweet chocolates and slight roasts ingrained as well. The finish is about the same, with the esters and roasts closing the pull. The mouthfeel is creamy, with alcohol noted throughout. A nice brew, and a good all-around offering, although not the typical ESA, in my humble opinion. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (4057) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2014 milky malty sweet smell, like a milk stout. slight roastiness. very very dark ruby. slight fruitiness, sweet taste and creamy. like a milk stout mixed with an old ale. light vanilla. very light wood taste. slight astringency. this beer is weird. maybe itís the name, but I get a lot of milk stout character. I wouldnít buy this again. Update: 5/28/14: draft. A chocolate and lactose bomb. Way better than I recall and very solid. A blend of sweet and chocolate. Upping this a solid 0.7 from 3 to 3.7


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