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RATINGS: 1556   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.


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2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2457) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 6, 2015
. Pitch blackish, with a ruby fringe. Head of thin off-white. Aroma of light honey, port and cherries. Sugary fruit flavor, with obscene amouns of vanilla sugar, gentle candied bourbon and molasses. The barrel just leaks tremendous amounts of flavor. Fantastic. Delectable. Creamy sugary sweetness. Cool, lucious silkyness that I look for and love in various barrel aged beers. Itís almost condensed to the point of syrup

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gilvanblight (818) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
Smells rich and boozy. Quite a bit of head at first that faded but didnít vanish. Very dark black pour. Thatís got some kick to it. You can really taste the bourbon. Nice and roasty and malty. Very well balanced. Excellent beer.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hype (32) - - MAY 2, 2015
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Underdogs88 (245) - New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2015
Oak, vanilla character with notes of chocolate on the aroma. Appearance is a very dark brown with a small tan head. Flavor has a strong vanilla character with notes of oak, chocolate, high fruity esters and expresso. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, it's a good tasting bourbon barrel stout. I'd prefer a little less vanilla though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (531) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 26, 2015
Old rating. Bomber from Old Town. Pours a deep dark brown with a thin beige head. Good lacing throughout. Aromas of vanilla, bourbon, milk chocolate and licorice. Nice big body with medium carbonation and an oily mouthfeel. Slightly warming on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FrenchieK (20) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
Deep dark brown body with a small light brown head. Aromas of leather malty tones. Very creamy and thick chocolate flavour with malted roast notes. Creamy full body. Nice creamy feel and good balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1259) - Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2015
Dark black with some red hue. Hot. Woody. Good baseline bourbon barrel stout. Tasted at carters bottle share.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TizzleJizzle (726) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
Sampled from a 12 oz. bottle at the Big Texas Beer Fest. Poured an opaque black with a tan head and lacing. Taste of chocolate milk, vanilla and very subtle roasted malts. Average carbonation, full body, oily texture.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1234) - Corinth, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2015
Near black with a beige head. Aroma is strong sweet milk chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. Taste follows the nose and is very easy to drink. Alcohol is completely hidden. Slick full body. Really nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cousin_Larry (485) - - APR 10, 2015
Wow. The first sip is mind-blowing. Then itís still excellent. Bourbon, vanilla combine to almost be a coconut flavor.


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