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RATINGS: 1811   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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3.6
USCBeerMan (109) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2009
1 pt 6 oz bottle. Cant describe this beer any better than "jimmack34". A significant bourbon oak taste and aroma.

3.7
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2010 [Bottle from early 08 opened 4.9.09] Pours a dark murky dull brown with a small frothy beige bubbly head. Aroma of oxidized malts, overripe dark fruit, burnt molasses, a bit grainy. Flavor is quite dull and bitter, gentle sweet, oxidized malts, raisins, hay, milk chocolate, bourbon and cream. Medium/full creamy mouthful with zero carbonation. 6.3.6.3.12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[ rerate Dragons Milk 8.5% 3.23.10] Okay, so I kind let my other bottle go to #$*&, lesson learned. Fresh 12ozer to get a real feel for this beer. Already I can tell this is going to be much better. Pours a somewhat clear very dark brown with a small fizzy frothy tan head. Aroma is strong of raisins and gorgeous strong oak, seemingly bourbon, distinct warming alcohol note, a really nice amount of vanilla , maybe a touch of vegetable. Flavor follows exactly, really well done, raisins, oak, plenty of vanilla but not in a overpowering Founders way, the malt flavors are all subtly melded together but the beer tastes very fresh, neat trick. similar to the haagandaz rum-raisin ice cream, rich vanilla and raisins with an alcohol kick. The only downside is that the stwed vegetable note is also present in the flavor, I suppose that is one of the reasons it didn’t age very well. Medium/full bodied, oily with sparse fizzy carbonation. I remember my bad bottle being full of charr and was just not good. Actually this reminds me of unfiltered Sake a lot in both aroma and flavor. 7.5 / 4 /7.5 / 4 / 15

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JimVanGumby (12) - Cottleville, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2009
We were initially mistaken in thinking that this was a stout. Our mistake, nonetheless, we were very impressed with the overall quality and taste. Easy to drink with hints of toffee and oak. A definite favorite in my minimal collection.

2.5
thefederalist (311) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - APR 7, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown, no carbonation. Aroma is complex and of cocoa, vanilla, coconut, earth and wood. Flavor is abrasively sweet, as if lactose was added to the grist (I can only assume from the name). Becomes repulsive as it warms. Body is thick and creamy. Either this has lactose in it or bottle conditioning stalled.

3.8
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - APR 5, 2009
pours dark brown with a medium white head. aroma is oak, dark fruit, alcohol, and chocolate. taste was whiskey, vanilla, and roasted malts. finishes warm with alcohol and a little sweet. great beer

3.5
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2009
1 pt 6 oz bottle. Pours very dark brown with a ruby hue. Head is small and off white. Smells of vanilla, wood, roasted chocolate, and heavy cream. Tastes of cocoa, marshmallow, bourbon, and coffee. Hints of some dark fruit. Body is velvety smooth. Though the sound of "milk" in a beer title is intimidating, don’t let it bother you. Its not as bad as it sounds. Very unusual, but a nice brew.

3.5
buckeyebeerman (10) - Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2009
pours a dark brown with moderate off white head. taste of vanilla and marshmellow and malt. smells of coconut and vanilla. samoas girl scout cookie

3.6
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Draught. Poured dark grayish brown with ruby edges and thin beige head that dissipates quickly. Aroma was very woody, chocolate, lactic, caramel, dark fruits. Flavor was caramel, chocolate, vanilla-oak, and whiskey. Palate, I thought, was a little light but very warming at the same time. I honestly expected a little more than I got. Good beer nonetheless.

3.2
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2009
on tap @Philly BeerFest III–pours a light brown head and mahogany color. Aroma is bourbon, sweet medium malt. Taste is bourbon, sweet medium malt-brown sugar. Again taste not up to aroma.

3.7
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Pours a deep, dark chocolate brown with fine toffee colored head that quickly leaves. THe nose is chocolate, coffee and toast (wood toast). Initial strong hit of bourbon on the front. It then mellows and chocolate, licorice and other nuances develop. Finishes smooth with a nice after taste.


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