njnut (486) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2017
Poured from tap a deep brown with moca head. Aroma was vanilla, roasted malts, slight Bourbon, some woodeness. Mouthfeel is thick and oily. Taste has tons of chocolate, vanilla, smooth Bourbon. Fantastic. jackl (8286) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle pour. Deep brown with a small head. Nose is fairly bourbon forward. Hot vanilla and caramel. Dark chocolate. Flavor is similar. Rich and sweet. Fat, sweet grain. Toast. Mild vanilla. Bear claw donut. Full and oily. OK andrewje41 (4153) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2017
22 oz bottle poured, as the first beer of 2017. Pairing Michigan beer with Michigan football for some good luck. Bottled 10/14/16. Dark red tinted black pour with a lasting tan cream head. A nice, chocolatey aroma. Incredible. Creamy, milky vanilla chocolate flavor, very smooth bourbon addition. So much chocolate here. An amazing drink. Worth the wait for this to finally reach WA. Very nice stout. unclefrito62 (319) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Slight aroma of bourbon. Alcohol is well covered. Super dark brown walnut. taste of bourbon and is smooth. Low carbonation with slight molasses. This is just a great beer! Happy New Year! crispaire (243) - - JAN 1, 2017
poured a viscous opaque black from bottle. complex aromatics of coffee, bourbon whiskey, spices, and wood. the flavors didn’t disappoint either. the aging in barrels really seemed to impart a nice complexity to this beer. a phenomenal sipper on a cold winter’s eve.
treign (31) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Poured from a bomber. Aroma is a nice mix of bourbon, vanilla and roasted malt. Appearance is dark black with a thin light brown head, just what you’d expect from an imperial stout. Taste is very similar to aroma with a little more chocolate and a nice amount of heat from the alcohol. The mouthfeel is a little watery compared to other imperials but is still nice and lends to the smooth flavor. Overall really enjoyed this beer. JBdublo7 (1) - Baldwin city, Alabama, USA - DEC 31, 2016 does not count
With a name like "Dragons Milk", I was leery at first. The alcohol content is double most beers, but I had to try it. Good look, smell, and taste, but nothing to aggressive. Has a nice all around bourbon feel to it. If it wasn’t so pricey i’ld by it more often. Very surprised how smooth it is.... Scares me a bit.
All in all, a good God damn drink. Chalumeaux (1645) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Poured from bottle pitch black with a nice milk chocolate head. Aromas of roasted malt chocolate vanilla and bourbon. Taste is boozy bourbon vanilla creamy mouthfeel roasty malt with a lingering alcohol finish. Wow. JefVerstraete (3546) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2016
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks! Dark brown/black colour, beige/brown head. Sweet nose of vanilla, bourbon. Roasty, bitter coffee. On the sweet side. Not bad! ineedbeer (2229) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Poured from a 22 oz bottle, 2012 vintage (another bottle I forgot about in the cellar).
Aroma is fairly chocolate forward with medium light roast notes. Some light honey and sherry notes from the oxidation. Light bourbon and faint oak notes. Hints of dark fruit and raisin. Light caramel, toffee and leather.
Pours dark brown to a lighter black with a medium small, moderately thick, dark tan head that recedes somewhat quickly to the edges where a small film lingers for a bit. Light lacing and medium small legs.
Flavor has a medium to medium light sweetness. Moderately strong chocolate notes, both milk and dark, with some lighter roast notes. Even lighter caramel, toffee, and leather notes. Light oxidation with a touch of honey and some light sherry notes. Light bourbon and faint oak notes. Some faint alcohol spice. Light raisin, plum and prune notes.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied to full bodied and somewhat creamy with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, better than I was expecting, especially with the age. Great chocolate notes with good secondary malt characteristics. Some dark fruit and bourbon notes.