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Devil's Milk - DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

296 Ratings
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Ratings: 296
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 33
Gots: 51 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: farHillsBrewer on 11-02-2003

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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.

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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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Devil's Milk from DuClaw Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.