shanoknowsfood (101) - Hawaii, USA - NOV 14, 2017 tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 Bottle. Pours black, somewhat thin, very thin tan head and lacing. Nose of vanilla, bourbon, oak, some roasted malts. Taste is sweet milk chocolate, vanilla, marshmallow, some roasted malt with very little bitterness, bourbon and oak. Thin mouthfeel. Really solid
Bottle @ Whole Foods, Irvine, California. Dark as molasses. Smells of dark fruits, roast, mocha, dark chocolate, and a bit of smoke. Tastes of the same...absolutely delicious! Alcohol is well-hidden. One of the best Imperial Stouts i've ever had. Memorable, too, as it was the night before i got to see Grace VanderWaal in concert, for the first time, at The Troubadour, in West Hollywood, and it's what i celebrated the occasion with. This was the "Bourbon Barrel-aged" variety. sauvintipper (5) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2017 "Bourbon-Barrel Aged" Dragon's Milk 12oz bottled 8/30/2017 11% ABV poured into pilsner glass. I see this page has become a collection of several variants of this beer, but I am only reviewing this one that I have tasted. I am not getting 'boozy' if that means alcoholic or burning, but I get bourbon flavor without alcoholic burn and no bitter hops. I could guzzle this 11% ABV, but prefer to savor the flavors. Velvety smooth bourbon oak with vanilla malt on top of caramel and chocolate. Among my favorite stouts. malrubius (3017) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 10, 2017
"Bourbon-Barrel Aged" Dragon's Milk. Bottle from Brewtopia. Dark dark brown with ring. Boozy vanilla earthy woody cola aroma. Medium-heavy vanilla chocolate coffee fig caramel sweetness with medium woody ashy bitterness with lots of residual vanilla chocolate and booze and fruit. Medium-heavy body low carbo. Decent enough. A sipper. But I prefer a regular imp stout with a nice aroma and texture, like Ten Fidy. Bill Becker (1770) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 10, 2017
From Apr 2008
I got this in a trade with joe1510. Thanks Joe!
This pours a very dark brown with reddish highlights and about a 1 finger head of tannish foam. Average head retention but it does have some nice lacing.
The smell is dominated by caramel malt but I also get some roasted malt, vanilla, and wood. Pretty nice nose.
The taste has notes of caramel and roasted malt, toffee, a real oaky flavour, and a bit of dark fruit but mostly caramel and toffee and it's hitting my taste buds nicely. Oh, now I'm noticing a bit of vanilla; it's stronger in the smell than in the taste.
The body is thinner than I expected though it is quite creamy, carbonation is on the low side, and the abv is hidden pretty well.
Because of it's smoothness, I find it quite drinkable.. a very nice American Strong Ale indeed. I'd drink it again. si_law (27) - - NOV 6, 2017
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Subliminal64 (219) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2017
Where Purchased: 600ml bottle from Meijer in Michigan
Consumed: from a chalice
Aroma: Smells sugary, chocolaty and slightly boozy.
Appearance : filtered dark brown that light cannot penetrate. Decent head at the beginning that disappears quick into no lacing.
Taste: VERY sweet. Hints of smoke and bourbon. Slight booze taste.
Palate : heavy body. Sweet lingering aftertaste. Low carbonation.
Overall: it was a full bodied and complex beer. I would not have suspected it was a beer with 11% ABV. I was glad to try but probably will not buy again. MB. The Beer "Bear"on.
47574xeCD (1256) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2017
Bottle at Mad Jacks, Aurora, Ohio. Poured jet black with beige head. Rich roasted malts dark chocolate vanilla red wine liquorice. Tidy. HopsMuse11 (4) - - OCT 22, 2017 does not count
Very very very very very very very very very very very very stout with an abv of 11. A little sickly sweet but relatively smooth
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Pours a dark, dark brown with brown-red edges and gives up a moderate tan head with plenty of lace. Nose is bourbon and chocolate with hints of oak. Falls on the sweet side of imperial stouts, strong veins of milk chocolate backed up by black cherry, molasses, anise, and raisin, leading to a bourbon-soaked back end that mixes bitter cocoa, vanilla, and plenty of wood. The booze and fruitiness grow a bit cloy as the pint warms, though, and the bitterness becomes almost medicinal in its lingering presence. Texture's thin and fizzy for an impy stout, but the alcohol is almost completely hidden so we'll let the weak body slide. Not bad, but ultimately too sweet for me, without much complexity beyond the bourbon and chocolate. cattaneopapa (418) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2017
650ml bottle from LCBO. Pours an opaque deep brown colour with one finger of lasting head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, toffee and a hint of bourbon. Taste matches the aroma with caramel backbone with a mildly dry finish. Full bodied with a creamy and sticky texture. Medium carbonation. High alcohol content well concealed. Excellent Imperial Stout.