Devil's Milk - DuClaw Brewing Company
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3.5/5 rDev -8.9%
In review is a 2011 vintage.
A - Dark amber color with little to no carbonation, soapy white lacing ring that's thin and sticky on the sides of the glass.
S - Toffee, toasted caramel, boozy, and light hints of figs and prunes.
T - Follows the nose but predominantly sweet toffee and caramel over the top of figs with some slight alcohol burn on the way down and a slight touch of oranges in the backs of the throat. Mild earthiness on the back end.
M - Heavy medium body, sticky, very little carbonation presence on the tongue.
O - Average. If I tried it again, 'would definitely be a newer bottle or would go for the barrel aged version.
08-17-2014 23:38:19 | More by jzeilinger
4.08/5 rDev +6.3%
Served on tap in a chalice glass
Appearance – The beer is served a golden amber color with a billowy white head of one finger height. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is rather large of sweeter aromas of caramel and toffee. Mixed with these smells are some aromas a lightly floral and earthy nature, but these are rather light overall. A moderately strong dark fruit aroma of cherry and fig are there as well a bit of a boozy smell are there as well, creating a rather warming smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a very sweet and malty taste with plenty of caramel and toffee sweetness matched with a good showing of a bready nature. As the flavor advances some of the fruit flavors that were detected in the nose come to the tongue with some cherry. Along with these sweeter tastes comes a good lot of candied sugar and a bit of some lighter fruit flavors of orange and pear. A bit of hop flavors also come to the tongue more toward the middle and the end with them consisting mainly of a floral and citrus nature. In the end, a light earthy flavor and some light boozy flavors comes to the tongue, leaving a rather sweet and lightly hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The beer was on the average side of thickness and creaminess (at least for a brew of ~10.5 % with a carbonation level that is rather low. The low carbonation level is quite appropriate for the brew accentuating the light hop and sweeter flavors of the brew nicely all while the thickness was OK a little bit thicker brew may have accentuated the flavors a bit better.
Overall – A very easy drinking Barleywine with lots of sweetness and minimal hop. Not a
bad one to try.
07-24-2014 01:46:29 | More by Darkmagus82
3.71/5 rDev -3.4%
Pours from the bottle with a sparkling, clear, almost pinkish medium brown color, but almost no head. The aroma is disappointingly muted, with only a mild grainy sweetness and a light pine character being discernable. The flavor is more forward, with woody hops being balanced against subtly sweet caramel malts. It's not too boozy or sweet as many barley wines can get, and rather just provides a full balance of flavors. The medium body and light carbonation further help this one from getting too syrupy. Overall, despite being comparatively mellow for a 10% barley wine, the rich flavors one would expect still come through.
03-19-2014 13:59:50 | More by devilben02
Devil's Milk from DuClaw Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.