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RATINGS: 1538   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BRW (1300) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 25, 2015
On tap at BBF. Black colour with creamy tan head. Roasted, oak, vanilla aroma. Sweet, chocolate, oak, vanilla, roasted taste. Medium to full boy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lukedarock (233) - Howell, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Silky smooth vanilla and oak flavor/scent, this beer is very good 11 percent creeps up quick, stout love

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (369) - New York, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottled, 2014 vintage. Pours black with very small tan head. Aroma is brimming with bourbon, coffee, vanilla, roasted malts, chocolate, Really excellent smelling beer. Flavor is bourbon character, vanilla, chocolate, fairly standard for a bourbon-aged beer, but the balance is just perfect. Really not too boozy. Phenomenal.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AwesomeBeer1 (1) - - MAR 17, 2015 does not count
I have been drinking beer for 29 years, awesome beer for about 27 of thos years. This beer is one you could go back to over and over again. Iíve had this on tap and in bottles, and havenít one regretted one penny that Iíve spent on dragons milk. Rich, smooth and sting all at the same time is difficult to achieve when brewing beer at this scale, but they did it with this brew. I have had many other Bourbon barrel stouts and ales, and the only My gf and I liked better (yes, lucked out and found a hot woman that insists on great beer..damn!) was the seasonal brew BackWoods Bastard...but, good luck finding that anywhere.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lucan (3) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAR 15, 2015 does not count
Dark brown in color. Creamy, brownish head stays satisfactionary long. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon and wood. Alcohol hided well behind taste. In aftertaste I think I feel a little alcohol, but it is not disturbing. Almost perfect beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (4964) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Black pour with a thin beige cap. Nice nose thatís sweet but not syrupy; chocolaty but roasty, with just a kiss of oak barrel. Delightful flavor of the same; light chocolate, light roast, light oak barrel. Nothing really vies for dominance but itís still full bodied. A light roasty oak char comes through a little more strongly on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pacv27 (53) - - MAR 12, 2015
Nearly opaque black in color with a 1 finger light tan head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate with an oaky character. Medium-Heavy mouthfeel. The bourbon definitely plays a dominant role in this beer staying present until the very end of each sip. Dark chocolate, vanilla and molasses flavors also come through. Lacks complexity overall. Not much alcohol warmth for an 11% abv. Not a bad substitute for Goose Island Bourbon County.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (423) - GERMANY - MAR 11, 2015
Schwarzes Bier. Geruch nach Kaffee, Bourbon, Vanille. Am Gaumen Kaffee, SŁŖe, Vanille. Cremig, top.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerhunter111 (9250) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2015
Sampled @ Braukunst Live MŁnchen 2015
Schwarzes Bier mit einer ordentlichen bršunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv rŲstmalzig, reife FrŁchte, holzig. Geschmack intensiv schokoladig, Kaffee, reife FrŁchte, gering holzig, klasse!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
turbidwater (3) - - MAR 7, 2015 does not count
This has the delicious flavor and smell of bourbon, but without much of the burn. Wonderful creamy mouthfeel like a warm blanket for your tongue. Little more of the alcohol flavor than other barrel aged beers Iíve had.


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