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RATINGS: 1777   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dragonís 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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (19824) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2009
Bottle 2007, 2 years old
Dark brown color, almost black; big head but reducing quickly. Nice aroma of caramel, mature, with some spices, and chocolate. Good body strength; it has a strong chocolate flavor, with some caramel and very light roasted malt, well compounded by a vanilla touch, very pleasant here; the bitterness comes almost exclusively from a late roasted malt, and in the final the alcohol warms the mouth. Quite good, the flavor presents a certain degree of complexity.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crackedmachine (479) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Deep, dark brown with a tan head. Sweet malty aroma with some hints of chocolate and coffee. Flavor starts out smooth and a little creamy, like a good stout, followed by a moderately sour bite and some alcohol. The oak flavor is noticeable, but does not dominate.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Pours a beautiful, thick, dark brown, developing a tan-colored creamy-frothy head. The head settled down to 1/4 inch and persisted. The initial and subsequent nose is full of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, nuts and anticipation. Well-formed Belgian lace. Very rich, chocolaty, caramel, and vanilla bean on the palate. Delicious malt with perfectly balanced bitter notes. Lingers long and very pleasantly. The alcohol and wood is evident, but in a round, gentle, yet full way. Warmth - yet not too potent for a summer day. Definitely moreish. If you favor large, tannic red wines with your food, this would be an excellent ale alternative. Use some in your marinade/sauce. The ale has enough body and flavor to accompany rich foods and food off the grill. Port wine comes to mind, but it doesnít taste like Port - rather this is a reflection on the complexity of the ale. I will definitely return to this ale throughout the year. Pours a beautiful, thick, dark brown, developing a tan-colored creamy-frothy head. The head settled down to 1/4 inch and persisted. The initial and subsequent nose is full of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, nuts and anticipation. Well-formed Belgian lace. Very rich, chocolaty, caramel, and vanilla bean on the palate. Delicious malt with perfectly balanced bitter notes. Lingers long and very pleasantly. The alcohol and wood is evident, but in a round, gentle, yet full way. Warmth - yet not too potent for a summer day. Definitely moreish. If you favor large, tannic red wines with your food, this would be an excellent ale alternative. Use some in your marinade/sauce. The ale has enough body and flavor to accompany rich foods and food off the grill. Port wine comes to mind, but it doesnít taste like Port - rather this is a reflection on the complexity of the ale. I will definitely return to this ale throughout the year.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (10686) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2017 On tap at MBG Summer Festival. Poured black with a light brown head. Aroma consisted of sweet malty notes as well as an alcoholic undertone, perhaps bourbon. Flavor began quite dry but sweet and oak flavors take over. Good but not great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6521) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2009
bottle, very dark brown color with some tan foam, aroma has a lot of chocolate and vanilla oak, flavor is great chocolate, maple syrup, molasses, some honey, very nice lasting finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (7288) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Bottle sample at the Green Flash/New Holland tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 7.23.09. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Nice aroma of vanilla and chocolate and honey sweetness. Oaky vanilla flavor up front with some chocolate and alchol. Smells like a stout, but doesnít quite taste as roasty. Aroma was definitely better, but still a decent overall beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2010 Bottle (listed as Oak Aged Dragonís Milk) thanks to Jonas at the Bruery. Pours with a khaki head over a deep brown body. Aroma of chocolate, brown sugar, oak, and darkfruits/berries. Taste is fruit, leather, biscuit, vanilla, chocolate, sugar cookie and lactose. Light bubbles.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Jet black pour. Smells like ice cream, oak, vanilla, toffe, caramel, some earthy hops, toasted grain. Flavor is much the same with a more pronounced wood flavor and booze. Awesome beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (5322) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2012 Aroma is interesting - somewhat smoky like a stout, but with a strong alcohol bite like a barleywine and a decided overtone of oak. It pours a dark, warm, chocolaty brown with a fairly thick beige head that is not all that persistent. Flavor is somewhere between a stout and a barleywine - oak dominates, and there is some "stouty" smoke-coffee-chocolate flavor plus quite a strong alcohol bite like a good brandy. Texture is sharp, edgy and tingly, going down more like hard liquor than beer. Re-rating 11/4/2012, on-tap at Summits Wayside Woodstock. Comes out of the tap a deep, warm sable with a thick and rather persistent tan head that leaves some generous lacing. Mocha dominates the fairly strong and smoky aroma, which has a firm note of caramel and a hint of licorice as well. Roast coffee and sweet chocolate flavor has quite the alcohol bite, like a good barleywine. Itís like drinking Irish coffee cold. Hints of caramel, licorice and brown sugar make appearances. Smooth texture has firm body though minimal fizz, and leaves a finish like a sweet, syrupy mocha. OK, would somebody please explain how one milks a dragon? :D

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (2029) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown/amber pour, little carbonation and a great oak and molasses aroma. Flavor was roasty malts, vanilla, rum and oaky on the finish. Solid beer, hope to try this on tap someday


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