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RATINGS: 1811   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Vintage 2012 Bourbon Barrel 12oz served in a snifter. A - Pours a dark brown almost black with highlighted edges. Small kahki head creates wispy patterns of micro thin bubbles. S - Chocolate, vanilla, oak wood, toasted but sweet caramel/toffee, chocolate liqueur, bourbon comes out more as it warms. T/M- Firm chocolate malts, wrapped in vanilla oak, cherry notes, caramel/toffee, maple sweetness, bourbon comes out later, earthy roasted bitterness, and bitter leafy green hops combine with a bourbon alcohol character on the finish. M - Heavy side of medium body, creamy and fluffy carbonation, but the ethanol thins it out. A tad hot on the finish but seems to work. I love how this beer shifts from a strong but rounded vanilla oak characeter at first but transitions into a serious bourbon character as it warms up. A very inviting aroma, and wonderfully melded flavors. This is to sipped on preferably around a fire. Serving type: bottle 04-14-2013


4.1
Franckg (1650) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2017 Bouteille millésime 2015, embouteillée le 03/02/2016, bue après 17 mois. Étiquettée sous Bourbon barrel. Robe brune très foncée presque noire avec un mince voile de mousse. Le liquide semble un peu aqueux. Arômes de crème de noisettes, biscuit gaufré au chocolat, raisin secs et vanille. Traces de malt torréfié, grains de café et de minéraux. En bouche, chocolat et noisettes sont à l’avant-plan, sans tomber dans l’excès. Un café sucré se joint par la suite avec un restant d’alcool boisé ainsi que du raisins et pruneaux séchés, mais ces derniers sont tout de même subtils. De la vanille flotte au-dessus des ces saveurs. Le malt torréfié se présente à la toute fin pour laisser une faible amertume qui est elle-même atténuée par un goût de beignet au chocolat et de caramel. Texture huileuse et très lisse, corps moyennement rond qui perd du poids à cause de la texture. Malgré les saveurs qui tendent vers le sucre, la bière est très facile à boire et facile d’approche. Malgré tout, un meilleur dosage du malt torréfié aurait pu l’amener à un niveau supérieur et de complexité.

3.9
commonmac (1245) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2017
On tap at the source during GLBTQ. Crew in tow. Tulip glass. Dark black in color with minimal tan head. Aroma features chocolate and coffee notes. Maybe a light hint of scotch-like peat. Taste is sweet and boozy but not with a traditional bourbon barrel aged alcohol burn. Some dark fruit like raisins coming through. Plenty of dark chocolate at the finish. Lingers well. Doesn’t feel all that different from an imperial stout despite the bourbon barrel aged claims. Good rendition but this dragon feels tamed.

4.9
DougsBeer (10) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 11, 2017
Great taste - can really pick up the bourbon flavor. Would recommend to any stout lover. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Ronritter (724) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2017
bottle pours black with tan head aroma of cocoa, vanilla and booze taste was moderatly sweet with a warm alcohol finish

4.1
voyageurmike (435) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2017
Draft at Growler USA. Opaque black full bodied with malty bourbon aroma. Delicious anise notes precede a sweet boozy finish. Top notch impy.

4.5
PugUglyBrewer (644) - - MAY 17, 2017
Dark brown in color with a pillowy head of light brown foam. Baking chocolate, light vanilla, and bourbon surround full bodied caramel malt. One of the gateway barrel beers I like to call it.

4
MavDunk (103) - - MAY 14, 2017
Pours black with a thick khaki head. Smell of roasted malts imbued with bourbon and alcohol scents. Taste is malty with chocolate and coffee. Slight alcohol taste in the middle. Slight bitterness in the finish. Palate is creamy with a full body.

3.7
psydtamales (43) - Anaheim, California, USA - MAY 8, 2017
On draft at a local Yard House. Very milk chocolate, sweet bourbon, slight caramel with some herbal notes on the end. Malted milk chocolate balls?? Not much heat, very little roast, slight brown tinge on the appearance as well. Always worth a try, probably one of the best BBA stouts at it’s price point (which is cheap in bottles).

3.7
meccahh69lol (217) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - MAY 2, 2017
avast ye! forth ith a stout that yon maiden fair and true doth declareth "good." it has a dark onyx pour and a choco alco nose. The bourbon barrel flavoring is firing on all "barrels" here, very tasty, less smoky, and with a lot of malt and mocha notes to boot. All in all, recommended for fans of the style and those inclined to try it out. Good for grooving to the Best Show while cooking the Best Mac and Cheese!

4.2
DrNosha (2333) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2017
12oz Flasche. Dunkel braun rötlich, fast schwarz. Beiger Schaum. Rosinen in Rum. Nüsse, röstmalz. Moncherri, Schokolade und Rotwein. Mit Raders Borwnies ein Traum!


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