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Bourbon Barrel Aged Devil's Milk - DuClaw Brewing Company

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Devil's MilkBourbon Barrel Aged Devil's Milk

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BA SCORE
89
very good

41 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 19
Gots: 13 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: yourefragile on 02-05-2012)
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Reviews by JohnnyMc:
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-01-2013 16:34:14 | More by JohnnyMc
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-08-2013 03:13:27 | More by jaminjohnson
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Jeffreysan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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!!

10-29-2013 22:45:11 | More by Jeffreysan
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wyckydsceptre

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-27-2014 03:11:59 | More by wyckydsceptre
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nbaradel443

Maryland

5/5  rDev +23.5%

02-27-2014 22:54:15 | More by nbaradel443
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BeerPunk1312

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-22-2013 05:22:50 | More by BeerPunk1312
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-30-2013 13:13:58 | More by ShanePB
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oline73

Maryland

3.46/5  rDev -14.6%

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

This is a really hot and bitter beer, especially in the finish. There are some nice flavors that show up. The caramel and bourbon notes are good, but the burn from the alcohol and hop bitterness crush everything by the end of the sip. Maybe I would enjoy this one more with some time. There is a nice fruity note in the nose that gets lost in the taste. Slightly over carbonated.

01-28-2013 13:58:33 | More by oline73
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tabhill

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-09-2014 02:17:43 | More by tabhill
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runner440

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-25-2012 20:10:34 | More by runner440
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -4.9%

Bottle shared by yourefragile. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.

Pours a moderate rusty brown color with a thin off-white head and a bit of a cap on the way down. The nose carries a bit of bourbon plus some sweet malt in the background. Light caramel and a bit of booze. The flavor integrates the barrel character more, creating a beer that's nice and smooth. Medium body with a slightly-boozy finish. Pretty good.

02-07-2012 03:57:35 | More by Thorpe429
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jmslade7

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

06-02-2013 03:38:15 | More by jmslade7
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-15-2013 16:33:52 | More by AngusOg
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DruRho

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-28-2013 23:33:43 | More by DruRho
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John_M

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

On tap at Max's the other day.

The beer pours the expect amber color with fairly good head retention and lacing. The nose is impressive, as I pick up butterscotch, brown sugar, vanilla and bourbon. The flavor profile replicates the nose, but I appreciate how smooth and (relatively) light on it's feet this beer is. Its really not heavy at all, and despite the booze and sweetness, drinkability was pretty good. Mouthfeel is was fairly full and soft, and the finish was long and smooth.

Very nice effort from the folks at DuClaw.

01-29-2013 17:25:43 | More by John_M
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Rickythejeweler

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-10-2012 03:14:15 | More by Rickythejeweler
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greyghost86

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-28-2013 21:21:38 | More by greyghost86
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bmur112

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

08-07-2012 17:33:29 | More by bmur112
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Phacoman

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-24-2013 16:27:42 | More by Phacoman
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russwbeck

Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -4.9%

A: Crystal clear pour that is orange brown in color. About a finger of white head builds up but fizzes away quickly. Basically nothing is left after a minute or so. 4

S: The bourbon is huge, but there's also a tropical juiciness underneath. The booze is in your face, but balanced somewhat by a caramel sweetness. 4

T: It's much like an IPA, which is amazing considering this was aged in bourbon barrels. It's tropical and hoppy, but doesn't skimp on the alcohol. The bourbon plays a role with caramel sweetness and some vanilla. The finish is all about the barrel. 4

MF: The body is light and carbonated well. The alcohol and sweetness does hit the drinkability a bit, but it is delicious. 3.5

O: This was an interesting beer and it turned out to be much hoppier than I expected. The sweetness and alcohol got to me by the end of the first glass. I would recommend it to anyone who likes tropical IPAs and bourbon. 3.5

04-07-2013 23:22:55 | More by russwbeck
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-30-2014 02:20:32 | More by mltobin
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bmmortale

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-19-2013 21:35:35 | More by bmmortale
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duceswild

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

01-21-2013 16:52:43 | More by duceswild
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SharkNado

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-21-2014 03:08:56 | More by SharkNado
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-25-2013 23:24:31 | More by BillRoth
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Devil's Milk from DuClaw Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.