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RATINGS: 1422   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Vintage 2012 Bourbon Barrel 12oz served in a snifter. A - Pours a dark brown almost black with highlighted edges. Small kahki head creates wispy patterns of micro thin bubbles. S - Chocolate, vanilla, oak wood, toasted but sweet caramel/toffee, chocolate liqueur, bourbon comes out more as it warms. T/M- Firm chocolate malts, wrapped in vanilla oak, cherry notes, caramel/toffee, maple sweetness, bourbon comes out later, earthy roasted bitterness, and bitter leafy green hops combine with a bourbon alcohol character on the finish. M - Heavy side of medium body, creamy and fluffy carbonation, but the ethanol thins it out. A tad hot on the finish but seems to work. I love how this beer shifts from a strong but rounded vanilla oak characeter at first but transitions into a serious bourbon character as it warms up. A very inviting aroma, and wonderfully melded flavors. This is to sipped on preferably around a fire. Serving type: bottle 04-14-2013


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Block (1360) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2014
I was surprised by how strong this beer felt. A really bold body with strong chocolate, roasted, and alcohol coming through. The hops are there as well but they provide more kick rather than hop flavor. Strong all around.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (920) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle, originally thanks to bacterial but I didnít rate that one, so giving it another go. Dark brown pour without much head. Vanilla, graham cracker, chocolate, harsh alcohol. Sweet with subdued roast bitterness to finish. Medium-full body, smooth and creamy texture.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
liquidbread86 (39) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Excellent beer. Smooth and slightly sweet with a milky finish. Reminds me of a Tactical Nuclear Penguin, but lower in ABV.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tectactoe (1725) - Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle: I know this gets a lot of praise for being a year-round, easy available bourbon barrel aged stout, but itís one that Iíve personally just never been a fan of. Dark, dark brown pour with a modest tan film on top, looks thinner than youíd expect a 10% ABV stout to look. Hefty aroma of pungent whiskey, dark cocoa, oak, tannic wood, sugary vanilla extract, dark figs, dates, & mild anise. Really stings the nostrils. Stings the taste buds, too. Heavy booze, roasted malt, molasses, musky wood chips, burnt brown sugar, moderate vanilla, dark & bitter cocoa beans, astringent whiskey finish. The boozy strength grows with time. I mean, I know itís a 10% ABV stout, but the whiskey is not integrated so deftly. In a pinch, itís... Okay. But compared to other (unfortunately, harder to acquire) beers of the style, it is very unrefined.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkleu357 (278) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Dark black color. Big tan head. Lots of toasty coffee aroma. Little flat tasting, little alcohol taste, lots of coffee. Itís good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
firstsip (413) - Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Growler. Dark black. Some lingering head. Full, rich body. Boozey but malty nose. A great balance of alcohol, dark fruits, malt, etc. A fantastic imperial stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LuckyDog (92) - - AUG 22, 2014
Another style that isnít my favorite. High alcohol. Strong bourbon flavor. And yet I love this beer. Nicely done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrohia (137) - - AUG 17, 2014
China Cottage, Dayton, draft. Stinging chocolate extract aroma. Dark root beer appearance. Strong alcohol taste, sharp chocolate. Head doesn't last as long as I expected. Taste more like a liqueur than a beer. Could not drink a lot. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
cincidude87 (2) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
One of the best bourbon barrel ales I have ever had. Sweet, oakie, and smokey with hints of caramel and a little bit of chocolate. Big hit of alcohol but that is to be expected with a high gravity beer. Great mouth feel, all around excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bballin3000 (1) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
Great barrel aged beer for the price and availability. Nice oak flavor combined with a very good sweet, chocolate base. Will definitely make this one to always have on hand and aging ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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