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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Devil’s Milk is an American-style Barley Wine. This beer exhibits a wealth of fruit flavors, from pears to plums to raisins. Devil’s Milk is dry hopped (hops added after fermentation) for a strong bite that balances its big malt backbone. Served in a snifter glass because of the high abv, barley wines are perfect as a relaxing “after-dinner” drink or nitecap.

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4.2
yespr (45447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
RBSG07. From 32 oz. Bottle. Pours amber with a nice orange head. Aroma very floral and grapefruit. Slight malt sweetness presence. Flavour is sweet, fruity, not really raisins but close. Perfect blend. Long hoppy sweet finish.

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maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2007
RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting. Clear dark copper body with a small off-white head. Sweet piney hops aroma with some caramel. Sweet citrus and pine flavor with a very sweet caramel background.

3.8
holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2007
1 L bottle thanks to drewbeerme. Pours an orange red with a thin white head. Nose is carmelly sweet and fruity. The flavor matches with lots of brown sugar, carmel, toffee, and red fruit. This is really sweet when its cold as it warms the darker flavors attempt to counteract the sweetness tar, charred and roasted flavors try to balance off the sweetness but the sugar and syrup is a little too much for me.

4.1
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2007
1L bottle. thanks to kmweaver for this. awesome label and name! pours dense dark orange with the thinest of off white heads, the bottle made no popping sound. nose of sweet plums, cotton candy. flavors are sweet, cotton candy, brown sugar, sweet plums, slight tar and tobacco in the finish. the finish is brillant and makes this beer something special. it actually balances the sweet notes and makes this something to be respected. alc is very well hidden, i’m amazed it’s 12.2%. the carbonation is extremely low but it works real well. hardly any hop notes. i’d love to age this 1-4 years, but it’s awesome now. delicate, complex, and balanced.

4.2
DragonStout (1416) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
thanx to beachbum for this brew.Pours a nice amber color with a small head.Aroma is sweet.Full onslaught of brow sugar and molasses sweetness here.Finish was a little on the hop side.

4.1
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Courtesy DragonStout, in large flip-top bottle. Amber color with a broken sopay head. Slightly honeyed aroma but a significant hop presence is detected. Mild dark pit fruit also. Sweet caramel tastes, alcohol, spice as well. Accomodating palate. A bit of sharpness in the finish. A unique and well-balanced barley wine. More please.

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elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Pours a dark dark red with a off white head. Has overwhelming hints of roasted malts, brown sugar, caramel. Very niccce. Finishes with alcohol caramel linger on the tongue.

3.9
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Courtesy Dragonstout. Pours a murky dark brown with a light, white head. Pretty big hops for a barley wine, I was surprised by that. Some grapefruit and some piney aromas seem to metriculate as well. The taste is extremely sweet, almost puckering sweet. Big syrupy, Belgian candy sugar really lashes out at you. The finish is relatively smooth for this big beer, and the aftertaste makes you want to keep coming back for more.

3.8
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Courtesy of dragonstout. Dark amber pour. Sweet aroma competing with hops to fight for your soul...Fat mouthfeel, lavor has hints of dark brown sugar, loads of malt and hops. Alcohol peaks through. Side note, the bottle is one of the coolest I have seen in a long time.

3.8
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Dark brown/amber color. Aroma and flavors are pure delicious hops. Flavor is hops, brown sugar and toffee. Super sweet. A world class BW, but a little sweet for my tastes.


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