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RATINGS: 1355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Dragons 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 1, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2006 This one was a little bitter. Not sure if it was maybe going a little sour. Can taste the oak in it. The only thing that really had the "stout" feel to it was the burnt toast coming through. Dark brown in appearance. 6-4-6-3-14 Re-rate from a bomber thanks to LoganDenver. Pours a darker brown with some amber when held to light. A smaller tan lacing head. Aroma of sweet vanilla and a woody oak. Flavor of the same with a slight roastiness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Bottle. Many thanks to Eyedrinkale for this treat. Pours dark brown and opaque with slight reddish highlights and a rich tan head.. Aroma is very sweet, milky, dark dried fruits, perfume and woody notes from the oak aging. Flavor is also sweet, almost like prune and raisin juice with bourbon and vanilla, finishing with a light alcohol burn. Mouthfeel is full and round with a very gentle carbonation. Very nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (4905) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Black, or at least very, very dark brown. sloppy tan head. chocolate ice cream aroma. Initial flavors are winey, dryish, with big notes of cherry. Enjoyable "burnt toast" flavors throughout. Note of molasses pop up, as well. Very tasty - Thnaks to Springslicker for sharing this one!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Thanks to Sprinkle for sending this enjoyable brew! This dark garnet colored brew forms an average sized light tan head. This really opens up nicely as it warms, molasses, coffee, and a sweet smokiness all join in to form the complex aroma. Molasses in the flavor along with dried fruits and the characteristics of the barrel aging. Good big beer which hides its alcohol well.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimstrassburg (57) - Germantown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2005
Dark slightly reddish- brown. Thin tan head that dissapeared quickly. Malty sweet espresso/chocolate scent. A bit of antiseptic in the scent. When we opened it I thought it smelled like dirty socks but I had just taken off my shoes so it was probably me. Very complex and delicious taste. Light to medium bodied. malty taste. Very mellow palate. Bright finish but little aftertaste. Very good but not outstanding

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2493) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2005
pours a dark color w/ a thin tan head and some carb bubbles laces pretty well. a roasted malty nose w/ hints of floral in it. Palate is pretty middle of the road. Flavor finishes w/ a nice warm alcohol warmth. A woody cask aged whiskey like malty flavor w/ an odd bitter hops. Pretty solid beer. Thanks to Blake for bringing this.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2005
really dark brown, nice head. i detected virtually no aroma, and a very mild, sweet taste, hardly medicinal at all considering its abv. i didnt find much here.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Frank (2387) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2011 This stuff kind of seems like its trying to hard. It is a big caramel laden brew w/ lots of vanilla from the barrel aging. There are some good flavors here but also a few off-notes and it winds up being a bit too sweet and candy-like to really hold up. If this was dryer, w/ a creamier texture and less metallic off-notes, itd be a good beer.

(Original rating 5/2005, 3.3) Interesting stuff. Really nice, dark brown with a white head and splotches of lace. Floral malty nose. Rather sweet, some dark fruit and, again, lots of floral notes. Slighlty tart, it actually tastes a bit aged. I like it but the sweetness cloys a little.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cottonbrown (6) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2005 does not count
12 oz. bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of oak and fruit. full bodied with the flavors of dried cherries, oak and whiskey. Alcohol was hidden pretty well considering how high the content is.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2005
Pours a ruby brown with a beige head that left lace along the edge of the glass. Aroma is a blend of coffee, rich toasted malt and oak. Flavor is similar, sweet, oaky, slightly tart, with a whiskey finish as it warms. The body is okay, not as big as I would have expected. Overall, this was a nice experience, but I found myself slightly disappointed (New Holland makes some of the best beers in the Midwest).


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