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RATINGS: 1395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
lownote (37) - USA - JUL 11, 2014
Tiny head. Dark black into stemware. Not much smell. Semi light mouth feel with a bit of a bite in carbonation. Tastes of chocolate vanilla some malts and alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 10, 2014
tastes of oak and maybe a hint of cherry? Thin velvet mouthfeel with a fairly dry sting at the end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigda83 (113) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Outstanding beer. Pours a deep brown, small khaki head. Aroma is bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and a hint of cinnamon. Taste for me coffee stood out, and bourbon was in the background with hints of vanilla and chocolate. I got no alcohol burn at all. This was the first time trying this and I was very pleased. The part Iím confused on is that it was a 12 oz bottle and I thought was yar round. This says winter seasonal and is a bomber in the pic. Odd?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Marno (7) - OíFallon, Missouri, USA - JUL 6, 2014 does not count
caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty, vanilla, black, cloudy, frothy, light sweetness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ROBC3366 (515) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bourbon Barrel aged. Pours dark brown with tall, long lasting, creamy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of bourbon, roasted malt, dark fruit, wood and coffee. Body is full, creamy and smooth. Taste is of bourbon, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, brown sugar, dark fruit and herbal hops. Finish is long and boozy, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john_henry (93) - - JUL 3, 2014
Had on tap at the ginger man in NYC. Pours a deep rich black with beautiful fragrance thats followed by the rich taste. Nicely balanced and not too sweet for a milk stout, hope to have again soon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (2939) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 27, 2014
On draft @ Ale House Amesbury, MA. Pitch black color no light penetrates this bad boy. Aroma is dark fruit and chocolate dominate with light notes of oak.

Flavor starts with burnt espresso bean and hints of roast. The center has milk chocolate with tones of caramel and vanilla. The oak shows up again in the finale. Carbonation provides a lightly creamy texture. The body is a bit lean for the style and half way through a 10 oz. snifter the 10% ABV does make itself known. Iím sure bottles of this would cellar very well. Overall the only knock against it is the less than full body I look for in an Imperial stout. However, it still is a damn fine sipper. Any stout lover should give this a shot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike67 (768) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2014
12 oz bottle Bourbon Barrel aged. Pours dark brown with tall, long lasting, creamy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of bourbon, roasted malt, dark fruit, wood and coffee. Body is full, creamy and smooth. Taste is of bourbon, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, brown sugar, dark fruit and herbal hops. Finish is long and boozy, which I like. It will be my favorite RIS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
akoeninger (397) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Dark brown in color. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, some chocolate and some woodsy bourbon. Taste follows the nose with the roasted malt standing out first followed by the vanilla and chocolate. As it warms the bourbon, vanilla, and oak come through more. Smooth and slick on the tongue. Slightly warming. Quite good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Johnnygeethree (8) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2014 does not count
Dragons Milk. Let alone the awesome name, the beer itself is amazing. So smooth and full of flavor.

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