KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The pour was a very deep dark black with an average sized (1-2 finger) creamy medium brown head that was mostly diminishing leaving behind a decent amount of residue lying on top allowing for some really excellent lacing to form that totally sheeted the glass.
The aroma was sweet and malty of roasted caramel malts, a very slight indication of a resin hop and a mild sweet yeast with notes of chocolate, dark fruit, oak and a hint of bourbon.
It tasted malty sweet with a note of caramel and a touch of milk chocolate in the beginning, then a mild bitterness set in with a nice large dose of dark fruit and a bit of oak with a very large alcohol ending. The flavor lingered for a long duration, with the alcohol presence being the most dominant as time went on.
Mouthfeel was a few shades past medium in body with a dry yet syrupy texture and having a mild carbonation.
Overall a brew I suggest everyone should try at least once. It’s big, bold and fruity with a very smooth, drinkable alcohol presence and had just a touch of a woody tinge at the end.
eatkinson714 (1) - Imperial, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
There are many stouts I enjoy (e.g. Founders Breakfast, Great Lakes Black Out, Old Rasputin, Kalamazoo when I want to behave), but Dragon’s Milk is my benchmark brew. With a hefty 10% ABV, it holds the rich imperial taste with not much of an alcohol after burn
rosenbergh (9501) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. 2015 vintage. 11%. Bottled on 09/23/15. Thanks to Timo A!
Dark reddish brown color with a small tan head.
Vegetables, cacao, dark roasted malt, chocolate, some alcohol and mild hops in the aroma. Yummy!
Alcohol warmth, berries, roasted malt, milky sweetness, vanilla and some hops in the flavor. Really yummy!
Savage_Night (302) - California, USA - JAN 28, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black with a small brown head with excellent retention that slowly dissipates to a frothy cap. AROMA: super rich dark malt, coffee, bitter dark chocolate, spices, soy sauce, toffee, molasses, brown sugar, smoky, tobacco, herbs, caramel, alcohol, vanilla, raisin, dark stone fruit, earthy bitter funk, woody, vanilla, herbal hops, mole poblano, peppercorn and licorice. TASTE: super rich dark malt, coffee, bitter dark chocolate, spices, soy sauce, toffee, molasses, hop spice, brown sugar, smoky, tobacco, herbs, caramel, alcohol, phenols, vanilla, raisin, dark stone fruit, earthy bitter funk, woody, vanilla, herbal hops, nuts, mole poblano, peppercorn and licorice. AFTER TASTE: dark roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, herbal, hop spice and spices with a rich thick boozy finish.
jeffreylee (13) - HHI, South Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2016
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
AMAZING! If you enjoy a hearty stout and bourbon barrel aging, this is as good as it gets. The pour is a very dark brown bordering on black, with a burnt orange tan foam head. The aroma is a rich blend of roasted hops, bourbon and a hint of vanilla. The initial taste is exceptional with the oaky bourbon flavor just overwhelming the hops and barley. As it rest in the mouth, the alcohol buzz kicks in, but the flavor remains hoppy with the bourbon, caramel, and vanilla overtones. The aftertaste is a very strong bourbon just barely tamed by a rye bread like essence. If you’re a Bud man or even Stella fan, stay away. If you like porters, stouts and barrel aging, get up now and go get some.
retinadoc (179) - - JAN 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Whoa, very boozy! The aroma is light, pleasant chocolate and belies what is to follow: sweet, strong beer with strong whisky/bourbon oak flavor. A bit off-putting at first, but grows better as you sip it. Which is what you will do, as this is definitely a sipping beer. ABV 11% for the Bourbon Barrel Stout variety.
weihenweizen (2627) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle, says 11% on the bottle, poured into a snifter. Opaque black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, medium body, medium/light carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is nice bourbon, roasted malt, some oak, hints of vanilla, and dry finish.
mrtripod (30) - USA - JAN 16, 2016
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz Bottle. Pours dark with a decent beige creamy head that is somewhat lasting that leaves rings of lacing after each sip. Aroma is woody, bourbon and vanilla. Light to medium bitter, mild sweetness, a light and thin body for this style with moderate carbonation. Leaves one wanting too much more. If you are weak this is for you.
rlgk (15798) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Happy New Beer in Sätila 160116. Opaque black beer with a small head. Roasted chocolate aroma, caramel, raisins, figs, licorice, vanilla, coffee, some wood. Woody chocolate flavor, caramel, raisins, figs, vanilla, wood, coffee notes, some spices. Quite nice.
linusb (352) - SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Pitch black no head N: bourbon, vanilla, coffee T: Coffee, bourbon, vanilla O: Quite easy drinking. Very nice though!
_angst_ (4125) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours black with a small frothy pale mocha head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glss while dissipating. Smell is malty with roasted malts, caramel, vanilla fudge, charred wood, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, coconut milk, minerals and hints of bourbon alcohol. Taste is sweet and amlty. mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, dark bread, caramel, toasted oatmeal, vanilla fudge, charred wood, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, moist soil and hints of bourbon alcohol. Fairly elegant BA impy with nothing vulgar about it.