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RATINGS: 1812   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Dragon’s 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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3.3
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2010
Smells of oak and %. Not much head/lacing, pretty dark. Tastes sweet, bready and raisins, a bit sweeter. Sweet fades out, not much else through. Tastes good, no surprises.

3.8
Rando7 (779) - Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Bottle pours almost black with a thin brief tan head. Aroma dark malts. Taste malts, vanilla, roast, caramel, oak. Finish with slight alcohol burn and mildly bitter. Palate on the thin side and moderately carbonated. Alcohol quite apparent. I liked this one, overall greater than the sum of it’s parts. I am used to sipping these black ales but his one seems best enjoyed getting a good mouthful in order to completely appreciate the flavor.

4
cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2010
On tap at brewery, pours a very nice dark color with tannish head, aroma is very sweet with malt and a hint of vanilla, has somewhat of a boozy flavor with hints of malt and vanilla, the more this one warmed the better it got! I recommend letting this one sit out and warm before enjoying!

2.9
Wombata (625) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 22, 2010
Aroma: Dried coconut flakes, coconut milk? macadamia nut, unsweetened condensed milk and milk chocolate Palate: Very smooth Flavor: Smooth, creamy coconut and milk chocolate with a return of more coconut on the finish. Comments: No complexity. It is somewhat tasty but the coconut aroma and flavors border on tasting like artificial extract. It is moderately though not excessively sweet. The full-bodied mouth feel and lingering finish are very nice. This could be a gateway beer for 1st year college students, but for me, once is enough.

3.9
Leighton (21255) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2010
Bottle at Block Party. Pours a lightly cloudy, dark red-brown with a moderate, beige head. Strong malt aroma with caramel, ripe fruits and rich bread. Flavor iw quite sweet with more fruit and caramel, along with doughy malts and toffee, along with some nice bitterness. Medium to full in body with average carbonation. Finishes sweet with raisin notes and some earthy hops. Very good.

4
neepsntatties (1988) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Had this on tap at the 3rd anniversary of Bailey’s Taproom in Portland, OR. Colour... very dark brown with a thin tan head. Nose... toffee and vanilla flavoured milk. Palate... even more toffee, followed by cafe au lait, vanilla creme brulee and a roasty finish.

2.6
mataichi (63) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2010
22oz bottle from CBX. Pours a dark black with little to no head. Syrupy smell with a bit of liquorish and bourbon. Bit of roasty, oakey flavors up front and bourbon on the back end. Rather strong alcohol that gives you that little tickle/burn in the back of your throat. Not bad, but a little disappointed. Flavor is almost too sharp or something. The more sips I take, the more it disagrees with me.

2.8
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Smells like alcohol, possibly whiskey. Head is fairly nonexistent, body is very dark red-brown, resulting in an almost deep purple like color. The taste is also whiskey-like, very heavy on the malts which are are a very strong and roasty vanilla. Although far from being one of my favorites strong ales, (a) it IS strong (which is always a plus) and (b) I like it more every time I have it.

3.4
barak316 (107) - Elyria, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Pours an opaque black with a tan head. Smells of chocolate, molasses and heavy bourbon. This beer starts off in chocolate and molasses taste then the booze flavor comes straight through. This is not the most balanced beer. The flavors do not blend and meld well. It is way too heavy on the alcohol taste. It leaves a sour alcohol taste on the tongue.

3.8
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2010
He poured with little to no head, though a small showing of khaki foam steps out to say hello before going about his way. Making up for his meager head is a huge web-work of lace which is in no hurry to go anywhere. Literally. From first quaff to last lace continued to adorn my glass. His nose? Ah, his nose… Creamy and sweet, vanillin melts into soft caramel and whipped cream while American oak splinters under the cooper’s watchful eye. Dates, figs, and black plums dance a merry jig while chocolate extract, vanilla, and black cherries have their say. Fresh white oak is a constant undercurrent while oiled leather follows through his finish to linger in my breath. Permeating his entire nose and his whole palate is the richest, most decadent of creams. Wasting no time, I jump right into his black ocean of creamy stout delights to find a medium body sweet and bright in the front with dark fruits in the back. Vanillin skitters about while black plums mingle in the middle and meaty earthen figs and dates dance in the finish. My tongue slowly dries under his ministrations while cream and vanilla coats my lips for sweet lip-smacking ecstasy. As his chill wears off, the tartness of his dark fruits melts into the chocolate, wood, vanilla, and cream for a smooth blend of flavors and mouthfeel. More oak comes out to play while warmth works her fingers through my chest. Every now and then I catch a whiff of leather mixed in with the wood, and then she is gone. My Dragon’s Milk is pure liquid sex of the naughtiest variety. More please.

Thanks Rob, for your generous donation of the Dragon’s Milk from New Holland to my beer repertoire. I now understand all the fuss lavished upon this beer, and to everyone else over the years who has gifted me with the wonderful bounty of beer, thank you. Prosit!


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