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Devil's Milk - DuClaw Brewing Company

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258 Ratings
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Ratings: 258
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 33
Gots: 34 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: farHillsBrewer on 11-02-2003)
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4.35/5  rDev +12.7%

The beer comes in a rich orange color.

The aroma bursts of orange, fruity hop character, with a touch of dank and lots of sweetness.

The flavor follows with that Centennial quality up front of sweet orange marmalade. The sweetness in the front falls off quite well onto a Simcoe character of dank pine and green flavors. A really well balanced brew that does not taste like its ABV.

In general, I would categorize this as a really well made triple IPA.

dar482, Nov 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (10/24/13)

A: Dirty burnished copper with no head or lacing.

S: Single note of sweet malt. Interesting in its singularity of sweetness that is different from most barleywines that I've had.

T: Different, but not really what I expected from this, especially having known Hell on Wood, which is quite divine. Very easy drinking, and smooth with just a tinge of sweetness. I haven't had it fresh, but I bet it is a bit hoppy having 66 IBUs, but this is very muted in all terms: malt, sweetness, and hoppiness. I imagine this is what a bad-clone of Bigfoot would taste like with a year on it. However, it does benefit a lot from the barrel, unlike Bigfoot. This seems to be an interesting trend, like with Cook County Stout (the base for BCBS that they've never released and say isn't super great to start with, or at least that is what I remember).

M: Just an initial brush of carbonation, followed by smoothness.

O: Not bad, but I think this one changes a lot over the course of a year and is probably best when fresh, which is surprising for a 10.6% American Barleywine.

gillagorilla, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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.

jzeilinger, Aug 18, 2014
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Devil's Milk from DuClaw Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 258 ratings.