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Devil's Milk - DuClaw Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

241 Ratings
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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 32
Gots: 28 | 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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Photo of everlong353
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

everlong353, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich amber hue with a light haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a thin layer of light tan foam. Decent enough!

Smell: rich, bready malt character with a light fruity undertone. Simple, but enticing.

Taste: sweet, caramelly malt. Bitterness is relatively low for the style. The malt isn't complex, but it's competent and quite tasty. I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a good level of carbonation and a nice, satisfying creaminess. I can dig it!

Overall: I'm really enjoying this beer. It's a bit sweet, and not particularly complex, but it is satisfying in an intangible way. I just kind of hits the spot.

flagmantho, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of facundoCNB
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a very clean amber pour, finger of head which dissipated extremely slowly, left behind a slight bit of creamy looking lacing. aroma of sweet barley "juice", caramel, biscuity/nutty. a sweet overall taste with hints of roasted nuts, caramel, a roasty bitterness that lingers, and is a bit off putting. medium in body with a tiny bit of carbonation.. creamy with a sweet finish.

this beer poured phenomenal and smelled great.. but once it hit the palate, it was a bit underwhelming for the style, which happens to be one of my personal favorites.

facundoCNB, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +4.2%

BillRoth, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of aengleman
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

aengleman, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of bmmortale
4/5  rDev +4.2%

bmmortale, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of juliusseizure
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

juliusseizure, Aug 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

TonyTalon, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Pensfan0782, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of Jacob007
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Jacob007, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev +4.2%

ejimhof, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of stakem
2.99/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks go to Kegatron for gifting me with a 12oz bottle of this. Poured into a matching Duclaw pint, the brew alpears a slightly hazed copper with an off-white cap more than a finger strong. The cap fades leaving a wall of lacing effect.

The aroma is like candy with an herbal hop inclusion mixed with some mineral/carbonic quality. Overall not a bad smelling beer, just a bit disjointed and lacking any clear direction. The sugary or candy aspect is a bit distracting.

The flavor is sweet with a mineral aspect somewhat like dirty pennies. There is a dusty grain inclusion which while not exaxtly thrilling, is much appreciated over the candy-like sweetness you might expect base off the aroma. The candy sugary quality the brew does display feels somewhat burnt in the aftertaste which is not all that enjoyable.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is boozy and awkward and not something I would seek out if looking for a solid barleywine. It saddens me to say it because I am always hoping to see local places do good but this one is rough. I appreciate the chance to try this but would probably not persue again.

stakem, Jun 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Brown120, Jun 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

AngusOg, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of Lpfanatic87
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Lpfanatic87, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of jmslade7
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

jmslade7, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of beerthulhu
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Sunset orange with a rich, creamy 1 inch head that was thick and frothy like the topping of a cappucino. The head was antique white with yellowish undertones. Slow rise of carbonation seemed suspended at times. Love the thick whipped cream style head, though its lacing was a little underpar per substance.

S: Tropical fruit, fresh citrus with a bit of grass. Dried honey toasted caramel grains with a touch of pear and apple fruitiness along with some green melon. Nice complexity, an almost fruity ipa quality.

T: Semi-dry citurs, milky flavor, or is it subliminal? Hoppy, dry toasted specialty grains. There is a bit of fruitiness, but is not as dominate or clearly defined as was on the nose. There seems to be a bit of honey substance followed by some oaky alcohol heat on the finish.

M: Medium bodied, some honey, slippery texture and fullness. A warming of citrus and alcohol on the inner cheeks with a spicy bite on the finish.

O: Overall its a triple ipa thinly disguised as an barleywine. Fairly smooth to consume even at 10.6%. Had a few of thier beers previously, this is the first that truely impresses me.

beerthulhu, May 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

bconsidine, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

AndrewMichael, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

InspectorBob, May 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

SPRichard, May 13, 2013
Photo of DaveBlack
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: A finger's width of off-white head tops this copper colored beer. The head has an almost permanent retention with a lot of lacing.

S: Bready malts backbone holds of a lot of piney hops. Also some honeyed fruits, kind of peachy. Really a nice smelling brew.

T: Honey hits the tongue right off the bat, with caramel and followed by the taste of bread, and pine/grapefruit hops on the finish. The hops bring some bitterness, but not as much as is needed to balance the incredible sweetness up front.

M: Incredibly thick and viscous. Almost has the consistency of honey.

O: A tasty beer, but just a little much. Too much sweetness, too thick, too much alcohol. If they had toned it back a little it could have been a great beer, but I can barely drink a 12 oz bottle.

DaveBlack, May 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

lpayette, May 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

whallgren, May 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

JakeDebus, May 10, 2013
Devil's Milk from DuClaw Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.