deyholla (12289) - 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. blutt59 (6579) - 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 JaBier (8253) - 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 doesn’t quite taste as roasty. Aroma was definitely better, but still a decent overall beer. BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2010 Bottle (listed as Oak Aged Dragon’s 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. gkost (1069) - Alaska, 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.
Cybercat (6150) - 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. It’s 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 DalzAle (2038) - 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 CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2009
1 pint 6 oz bottle at mom and dads: pours a nearly black dark brown with brilliant ruby edges. Tall dense tan head falls to a nice long lasting 1/2 cm layer. Woody nose with a nice dose of vanilla and chocolate. Good roast works it’s way through. If you let it sit some of those aromas blow over and cherry starts to build up. The beer lays nicely on the tongue with a light slickness and tannic twang. Oak tannins and alcohol work together to give it a bit of punch. Perhaps a bit too much. Some of the nice chocolate tones are lost under this tannic alcohol. Vanilla and cherry come through nicely with a creamy character after some of the booze fades away. Nice cherry and vanilla finish beernbourbon (1600) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JUL 10, 2009
On tap at Whole Foods. Drank this one while shopping...most ridiculous grocery store ever. Pour is dark dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, and roasted malt. Flavor is true to nose with long sweet finish. Solid beer, but was incredible under the circumstances. BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Another epic brew from an amazing west michigan brewer! This poured a dark brown-black, with a small tan head. The nose is sweet, with some vanilla and coffee on the finish. The flavor is lots of vanilla, coffee, with some subtle chocolate notes. Again, epic stuff. My new favorite stout. Cheers!!
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