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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.


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2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark cola color that isnít entirely opaque. The mocha-colored head is nice and creamy, and about two fingers high. It fades down to about a half finger after a while, and leaves nice rings of lacing on the glass. S: Wow, this is sweet. There isnít much bourbon on the nose...but there is a solid oak presence, giving off very strong vanilla notes. Beneath the vanilla are strong chocolate and molasses tones. Aromatically, it strikes me as an enjoyable-yet-straightforward dessert beer. T: There is a bourbon presence here, but itís pretty basic...the vanilla notes are massively bold yet they lack the additional subtleties of a BCBS or Parabola to make them stand out. I also notice touches of chocolate; otherwise, this is more or less a vanilla/tannin bomb. Even a single 12 oz bottle can become wearisome to drink. M: Quite sweet, yet with a drying, tannic finish. Iíd actually reckon itís a bit too tannic on the back end, verging into mild harshness. I could also use a bit more body to properly support how syrupy the texture is. O: Itís not undrinkable, however its sweetness is way too fatiguing. Even worse, the beer itself seems designed to showcase the barrel notes, but theyíre far too basic to really succeed at that, either. For about 6 oz, I thought this was pretty good; for the other 6 oz, I couldnít wait for it to end. So, if youíre gonna try it, make sure you split it with a friend, and donít expect BCBS.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (1646) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2016
From bottle. Pours a pitch black with a bubbly tan head. Aroma has roasted malts, bourbon, milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel. Taste is roasty, light bitter, rather sweet, pretty boozy, oaky bourbon finish. Low carb and an oily body. Nice value stout!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (446) - USA - AUG 19, 2016
I havenít been holding on to this for very long; perhaps a couple of months. I havenít had an awful lot of chances to do review, but I knew that this one would have to be soon. The idea of a bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout is always intriguing. I took it out of the refrigerator and let it sit for just a little while, allowing the warmth of the room to work its magic before opening the bottle. Delightful to watch, the slightly viscous liquid cascades into the glass, hugging the walls and presents with a thin, latte colored foam. The aroma is very light bourbon, soaked in oak and dark fruits. Some hints of chocolate are apparent and I could imagine that itís going to be an easy one to enjoy. As I sip, the carbonation eats at the surface of my tongue, and although I am not as big a fan of carbonation in an Imperial Stout, this seems to pave the way for the flavor. I taste the chocolate, heavier in the flavor than it is in the aroma, and the bourbon accents the chocolate very nicely without being overbearing or bitchy. The oak flavors come through nicely; the time it spent in those barrels did an excellent job of subtlety and warmth. The finish is comfortable, quiet, and short; it allows the beer to be a drinker, rather than a sipper, despite the style. A delicious brew, and something I would buy again. Surely a brew worthy of a first-timers Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OrthoDoc (175) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2016
Excellent BBIS. 4 months old, aroma of bourbon, vanilla, faint chocolate, and burnt brown sugar. Taste is very smooth with same notes as the aroma. Delicious tasting stout with just enough sweetness to balance the dark roast. Medium mouthfeel, a little light for a big stout but definitely not too light. Nice one! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrTipple (3566) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Sweet chocolate, dark, ripe fruits, cacao, berry jam. Hazy, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Medium to heavy sweet. Sweet grain malts, caramel, molasses intensify, sweet, dark fruits, prunes, soft carbonation, full bodied. Fantastic Sweet Stout, amazing dark fruits in aroma and palate. Keg at Sugar Maple, Milwaukee.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enteogenisk (146) - BŚlsta, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2016
Bottle in wine glass. Have had this fresh and now just on the BB-date. The alcohol was a bit too strong to begin with and now with age has stepped out even further. A bold brew for sure but but not for the records.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopper8 (33) - Holland, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Itís pretty good. The boozey taste can be a bit much at times, but the complex choclately coffee taste paired with the whiskey is fun.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jerseyjohn71 (295) - corsicana, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2016
so good,,, caramel, chocolate, coffee, toast, resin, spruce, orange, black, clear, tan foam, medium sweetness, full body, creamy, average carbonation, soft carbonation,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2544) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle with Twostal. Aroma of chocolate ice cream and light bourbon barrel. Very dark brown with beige head. Taste is chocolaty and bittersweet, and a little metallic; not really any bourbon, but the wood is there. Full bodied, thick and creamy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scooterbub (1022) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JUL 24, 2016
On tap at yard house, red rocks. Pours black with a tan head that lasts. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, wood, vanilla and bourbon. Similar aroma. Has a full body with a slight boozy finish. Worth having again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gespuccian (115) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2016
First time drinking this in a few years. Bottle from 2015. Not as impressed as I once was, though, sadly. Iím getting bourbon on the nose, oak and some vanilla on the palate, and lots of bourbon on the finish, but there isnít the fullness that lights up your tongue like some other big stouts. Itís missing some of that deep, cocoa-y roast Iíd like an imperial stout, and the flavors donít seem to meld. Itís not overly complex. I really want to love this beer, but Iím just liking it.


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