coachd (89) - Missouri, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was pretty pricey ($16 for a 4-pack where I live), it better be good. I have heard great things about this one; finally decided to try it myself. Dragonís Milk pours dark brown instead of black and it looks more like a porter than a stout. It has a very light tan head. Different looking than my favorite stouts, so Iím docking it a few points there. Biased for sure, but Itís my review. The aroma is a little light for such a big stout. There is some cappuccino, bourbon sweetness, malt, black licorice and dark chocolate. Good smell, but I was expecting stronger. The taste is a perfect mash-up of a milk stout (is that why itís called Dragonís Milk?) and a coffee stout. Think of a watered down version of your favorite bourbon barrel aged stout. The palate was disappointing. Watery, thin with an aftertaste of coffee bitterness and not much else. This brew is exceedingly drinkable for 10% ABV, but I donít feel that itís worth the money. Good, not great. If I were RB, I wouldnít give it a 98. More like an 85.
CpyNPrnT (332) - Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of chocolate, oak, bourbon. Taste is bourbon, mild spice, lots of chocolate, chalky in mouthfeel, strong alcohol finish. Very tasty!
Bif (1392) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small head. Aroma of roasted malt, bit of chocolate and bourbon. Taste of roasted malt, nice light chocolate sweetness and bourbon. Mild bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, smooth and silky feel. Excellent balance and no hint of the 10% ABV. Very enjoyable beer to relax with.
Paincane (134) - Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black body with a khaki head & great lacing. Dark roasted malt, coffee, bourbon aromas. Very malt forward, rich cafe, chocolate flavors.
Mark_Eck (515) - - JUL 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Pours black. Aroma is bourbon and roasted malts. Taste is a great balance of bourbon, roasted malts, and chocolate.
Oldmanriver (22) - Freiburg, Baden-WŁrttemberg, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap in Atlanta, Ga
Can smell the lactose, sweet malty. Smells like ice cream float with a shot of bourbon. Silky smooth mouth feel with hints of coffee, toffee, bourbon. Very easy to drink, scary for a 10% abv.
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johnnyoski (431) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber - Vintage 2014. Near black in color with a small frothy tan head. Bourbon, oak and vanilla cream aroma. Heavy roasted flavor with dark chocolate, vanilla ice cream, some ripe fruit and a bourbon finish. Creamy texture and well carbonated. Goes down way too smooth for 11% abv. Great tasting stout!
GJF (1233) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cafe Hollander. Very dark pour, dense tan head with nice lacing. A very creamy, smooth beer with lots of oak mixed in with roast flavors. Generally sweet, but it dries out in the end with just a hint of hop finish. Nice.
Ron (2458) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Winking Lizard Tavern (Independence). Winking Lizard had nothing new on tap, but they had a great bottle selection. Headed by this beer. Pours a deep black color like heavy Motor oil. Boozy with a bourbon backbone. Lots of thick chocolate with vanilla and some coffee. Some good sweetness. The Bourbon is very noticeable.
lownote (50) - USA - JUL 11, 2014
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
tastes of oak and maybe a hint of cherry? Thin velvet mouthfeel with a fairly dry sting at the end.