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RATINGS: 1812   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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drowland (8760) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
This is an odd cat that takes some time to figure out as the flavors develop across the tongue. The first thing that hits me is a sweet, sour, and alcohol sensation reminiscent of whiskey or bourbon (probably the oak barrels), followed by a complex woody conglomeration of esters, coffee, dark chocolates, dust/brut champagne, and slight alcohol. The lingering flavor is coffee and esters.

3.4
grebs (72) - Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2009
This is a pretty good milk stout. Not too sweet like some milk stouts tend to me. Dark fruit and vanilla dominate. Has a somewhat oily, thick mouthfeel. Flavor when drinking is straightforward, aftertaste is complex, but not great. Tastes a bit like condensed milk. Perhaps a bit contrived, yet tasty.

3.8
gunnfryd (14899) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2009
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is dry, cacao, coffee. flavour is dry, fruit, dried fruits, cacao, coffee, alcohol. Full bodied nice beer.

3.6
ilovedarkbeer (2741) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Pours a dark black brown color with reddish highlights and a medium small sized khaki head. Nose is smokey dark chocolate, earth, cocoa, vanilla, etc. Similar to taste. Taste is vanilla, dark chocolate, cream, weak coffee, bourbon, and animal fat. Disappointed.

3.4
Geokkjer (7627) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2009
Bottle.Pours dark brown.Aroma of caramel,grains,dried fruit.Kinda sweet.Lots of sweet malt flavors with some roasted notes.Wood/oak and alcohol.The caramel flavor is also present.Finishes bitter.Some complex layers makes this an interesting beer.

3.7
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2009
aroma of wood, booze and caramel. some notes of roast as well. appearance is opaque with a clean white head. flavor is similar to a milk stout in more ways then the smooth, silky palate. the strong wood and booze from the nose is not prevelant here, much cleaner and sweeter taste, mostly of roasted malt.

3.8
fiulijn (20516) - 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
crackedmachine (481) - 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
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 doesn’t 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 doesn’t 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
deyholla (11606) - 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.


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