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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Devils Milk is an American-style Barley Wine. This beer exhibits a wealth of fruit flavors, from pears to plums to raisins. Devils 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2006 12/30/2005 On draught with pailhead: Mostly clear yellow-redish amber with a very well retained eggshell head. The aroma is quite hoppy all the way through, fresh citrus, earthy/grassy, and leafy green hops, light malt, dusty grain (not in a bad way). Taste is fresh hops, earthy & leafy hops, sweet apples, light sugary malt, mild caramel, quite bitter. Finish is bitter, not at all sticky or syrupy, with plenty of retronasal hops. Nice English-style barleywine here in both hops and malt, unless Im totally wrong. This one will age beautifully too. 1/12/2006: Ok same beer but Im almost certain I was totally wrong on the fuggles. So rather than try to be perfect Ill correct myself here. The hops seemed to have a bit of a fruity/citrus quality to them with a bit of leafy green hops maybe, but not the distinct fuggles I was smelling last time. Seems its american hops and not an English barleywine at all. Stay tuned for the next time I go back and contradict myself again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2005
Growler at RLBs YEHA 05 thanks to egadjzis. Cloudy dark amber color with a small beige head. Big citrus and pine hop aroma with some caramel maltiness. Flavor was sweet malt, caramel and citrus hops with a bit of alcohol on the finish. I thought this was a IIPA, but nevertheless it was very tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2014
Draft at Maxs, 2008, 6yrs old. Aroma is sweet malt and dark fruits, taste is similar, not a whole lot going on here since the hops have all faded

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Sampled at RBSG from Scraff. I had waited a LONG time to taste this but I wasnt all that impressed. I like a BW to be a bit more complex than this. It was just too sweet and starnge for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Growler at argo0s xmas party brought by neighbor Tom (thanks Tom!!). Pours amber copper, with medium off-white head. Very hoppy-citrus/pine/soap. Flavor similar. Almost tastes like an I2PA. Some caramel in taste, and strong alcohol aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holdwine (1205) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2002
Great Barley Wine! Top of the list at a recent seasonal fest. Sweet up front. Too easy to drink as the high alcohol is cleverly masked with maltiness and portly notes. THen a nice dry hoppy finish slides in to make this a very memeorable quaff.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scottw86 (1172) - Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2010
2006 draft at arundel mills. Poured a clear red with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet with some caramel. Taste is also very sweet with brown sugar. Fruity finish with lots of hops. I like the 4 year old version even better than the regular version. The flavors have really mellowed out and the balance is perfect. Alcohol is slightly noticeable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IMtheOptimator (1167) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Poured a cloudy amber with a white head. Aroma is a strong mix of caramel and piney hops. Taste is remarkably balanced between strong bitter pine hops and caramel sweetness. Lots of dry alcohol. Seems a bit overhopped for a bw and a bit too malty for a IIPA... just a well made kick-in-the-ass American Strong Ale if you ask me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cobra (1100) - - NOV 17, 2004
On tap from growler at Bowie, Md. location. 2004 release party. Poured out a brilliantly clear, dark amber color, with a huge, sticky, tan colored head. Served warm, BTW. Yuck! Ill rate it on its merits, though. Aromas are of alcohol, candi sugar, strong caramels, English toffee, malts, and macerated fruit. Tastes are of rum soaked raisins, pipe tobacco, old dusty barn, dark fruits soaked in rum, earthy hops, and alcohol. It doesnt even attempt to hide its alcohol, which is 12.2% ABV this year. At least thats what the email I got from the brewer says. Young, brash, and unrepentant. Rich, thick mouthfeel, almost chewy. Warming upon impact to the stomach. Finishes somewhat rough around the edges, but still a top notch effort on the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2005
growler courtesy of egadjzis at Richlikebeers YEHA 05. Ive been waiting a while to try this one. cloudy golden color - doesnt really look like a barley wine... foamy tan head. strong hop aroma, flavor is whiskey and hop with a malty backbone in the finish. hmm, a west coast barley wine from Maryland? Interesting.


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