Bourbon Barrel Aged Devil's Milk - DuClaw Brewing Company
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Reviews by DIM:
3.89/5 rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
a: This was a clear, dark amber color. It poured with a large, long lasting fizzy cap.
s: Sugary candy, vanilla, wood, booze and leafy hops all pretty well incorporated.
t: Sweet up front, caramelized sugar, faint fruit and boozy vanilla. This all blends surprisingly well with the still strong grassy hop bite. There is a slightly too strong lingering boozy bitterness.
m: Silky overalll, but maybe a little over carbonated.
o: I really liked this one but I wonder if some time in the cellar could have made it even better.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2013 01:16:24 | More by DIM
More User Reviews:
3.75/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass
Appearance: Pours a gorgeous, clear copper/amber with a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thick halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass.
Aroma: Actually not much in the aroma, either that or I’m congested. I get some malt, maybe some caramel, and some alcohol, but not much else
Taste: Wow! What’s lacking in aroma is more than made up for in the taste! It’s very boozy up front, which makes sense, being a barley wine aged in bourbon barrels, but once the alcohol fades, I get malty notes of bread and cereal, followed by some sweet notes of vanilla, caramel. The beer finishes with some more alcohol and slight hints of earthy bourbon. Outstanding!!
Mouthfeel: Very chewy, with some very little carbonation. With an ABV of 10.6%, there’s quite a pronounced and enjoyable level of alcohol on the palate.
Overall: This is an excellent barley wine!! I really like the pronounced malty presence, mixed with the boozy alcohol. I just wish it had more of an aroma. Regardless, I’m definitely getting some more of this!!
Serving type: bottle
10-29-2013 22:45:11 | More by Jeffreysan
Bourbon Barrel Aged Devil's Milk from DuClaw Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.