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RATINGS: 1446   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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2.9
   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (916) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Black pour, small brown head. Aroma is dark fruit, dates, oak, vanilla. Flavor is bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate. Rich smooth flavor. Wow.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1guywith_aboat (233) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Going from memory a few weeks ago. Really nice chocolate/ roasty/ licorice aroma and flavor. I remember it being really great.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (818) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2014
yellow-caramel head, thin and fine. Fades at a moderate rate. Sweet caramelly coffee extract with vanilla bourbon and light rye bread. Delicious aroma. Body is medium wiht light easy carbonation, very little burn. oily. Creamy near the end. Flavor is hot, rye bread, tree bark, burnt sugar, light bourbon/wood. Flavor is not as amazing as the aroma. Dark and hot. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
miyauchi38 (281) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2014
黒 こいー感じ 香

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3287) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2014
Light tan head dark pour aromas the bourbon comes through nicely oak vanilla malt chocolate dark fruit roast note the flavours a hit of sweetness first gritty note caramel oak vanilla bourbon goodness sweet chocolate brown sugar roast coffee raisin prune sultanas rich all round imperial woody note flavours outdo the alcohol content easily the finish wonderful oak and bourbon influences sweet and roast malts lasting bitter high class imperial

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (2303) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4-pack purchased somewhere on Kipling last weekend. Almost black appearance with a small light brown head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel, sweet malts, light oak, chocolate, light roast and toffee. Similar flavor, medium plus sweetness, creamy and smooth with a pretty full body. The 11% ABV is almost completely hidden. Pretty good beer overall, but fairly average for a bourbon barrel stout. A little too sweet IMO.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomashall (112) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown black with minimal khaki head. Smells of bourbon chocolate and slight caramel. Tastes of strong bourbon and alcohol with roasted malts. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ejh8 (76) - - OCT 10, 2014
Fantastically rich and delicious stout with splash of vanilla and bourbon. Should be a perfect brew for those rich food dinners of meat and cheeses. Cold nights by the fire will warm you up with this one too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Willsaar (16) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2014
This is a complex stout, and while itís got some great aromas, the taste was sub oar compared to many stouts Iíve had. I had a new bottle from í14. Poured into a snifter glass, deep rick black color, big tannish white head that dissipates fast. Aroma- maybe the best thing about the beer. Notes of malt, booze, licorice, and hints of bitter chocolate abound. Almost want to sniff this instead if drink it. Taste- the licorice carries through, as does the heavy heavy bourbon alcohol taste. You can tell it was aged in bourbon barrels. Initially in the mouth it feels creamy with a sweet taste, but it gets sharp and dry towards the finish with a heavy alcohol taste. Too much bourbon for me and not enough stout!!! Itís a pity I couldnít finish this as I had been drinking a lot the evening I had it. I would give this beer another taste, worth a try for anyone who loves stouts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (1036) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle to tulip Coffee, vanilla, cream, caramel, and booze. Dark brown, creamy light tan head. Chocolate, vanilla, caramel, lots of booze.


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