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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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very good

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.93%
Wants: 16
Gots: 11 | FT: 2
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: yourefragile on 02-05-2012)
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Photo of jaminjohnson
4/5  rDev -0.7%

jaminjohnson, May 08, 2013
Photo of Jeffreysan
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
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!!

Jeffreysan, Oct 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

wyckydsceptre, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of kbuzz
3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

kbuzz, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of nbaradel443
5/5  rDev +24.1%

nbaradel443, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of BeerPunk1312
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

BeerPunk1312, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of ShanePB
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

ShanePB, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of oline73
3.46/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

oline73, Jan 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

tabhill, Jan 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

runner440, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of JG-90
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

JG-90, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of Thorpe429
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Thorpe429, Feb 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

jmslade7, Jun 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

AngusOg, Jun 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

DruRho, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of John_M
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

John_M, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of Rickythejeweler
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Rickythejeweler, Feb 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

greyghost86, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of bmur112
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

bmur112, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of Phacoman
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Phacoman, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of russwbeck
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

russwbeck, Apr 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

mltobin, May 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

bmmortale, Aug 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

duceswild, Jan 21, 2013
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Devil's Milk from DuClaw Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.