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Dragon's Milk - Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse

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Dragon's Milk
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 8
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005

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Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 13
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, CA.

A: Dark brown/black, with thick tan head, looks menacing in a pint glass, and very attractive.

S: Good, picked up some peaty, smoky smells, along with some roasted malts.

T: Quite good, roasted malts and peat make up the main course with a good backing of hops, though the malt dominates. Very true to style, I could easily tell this was a Scottish ale before I knew the style after checking BA when I got home.

M: Thick, luscious, creamy; a real treat.

D: Very good, a delicious Wee Heavy, I could have drunk a lot more of this if I wasn't driving home, but the one pint I had was delicious, this beer is a rare find in So. Cal. so drink up if you can find it.

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4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This ale is a dark ale. My buddy and I both got a glass of this on tap last night when we went to La Cav Du Vin for a beer before going to a concert at the Grog Shop. The bartetender told us that this ale was lactic and had some milk like qualities to it and also that it was barrel aged. This beer is dark brown color. Not much of a head upon being drawn from the tap, but the white head that was there was very creamy looking. The small head did stick around for awhile and left very some nice lacing in my glass. This beer had a zangy, tangy, hoppy and citrus like aroma. Not an overly strong smell, but it is noticeable. It had a sweet, slightly milky taste with hints of nut and of course some hops in there as well and just a touch of bitterness. This beer has a very smooth, creamy, and sort of lactic mouthfeel with mild carbonation. I found this beer to be very easy to drink, especially considering its 9% ABV. I will try this one again for sure.


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4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Triple Rock.

Came in a standard pint with very little head. Color was very dark brown, verging on stout-black. Aroma of hops and chocolate. Taste was where this beer excels, loads of caramel, chocolate, slight espresso taste, very nice balanced hop bitterness with some floral hop flavor. If not for having to drive out of town we would have had another round....definately a dangerous beer considering the ABV and drinkability. Great job on this beer.

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4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: deep black with brown highlights; light off-white foam covers the top of the glass but couldn't quite be called head; light lace on the glass

s: light coffee and chocolate malts; some sweet grainy malts; light bitter hop tinge; biscuit

t: first sweet grain and caramel malts; light roasted coffee and dark chocolate; toffee; citrus and bitter hop finish

m: a little overcarbed but nice feel that is just a little sticky and heavy but not too cloying or anything

d: really showcases the full range of malt flavors

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3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Opaque brown with a thick tan head.
S: Strong smell of passion fruit, papaya and tropical fruits.
T: Citrus hops; reminded me of the sour aftertaste of citrus fruit. Maybe a bit of coffee but definitely didn't get the chocolate flavors as were described by the brewpub.
M: Leaves a bitter aftertaste that lingers. A bit thin feeling.
D: Masks the 7.6% abv and is quite drinkable.
I was surprised by the smell and taste of this--thought they may have served the wrong drink. Reminded me of a double IPA like Pliny the Elder (sans the grapefruit) rather than other brown/scotch ales that I've had that are a lot maltier and sweeter.

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3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this one from the source (3x rock). Oatmeal stout colored, which is extremely dark for a scotch ale, could not see through the beer. Nice, thin oatmeal head after the beer settled. Scent of lightly toasted malts. Taste of light malts with a bit of bread crust. Mouthfeel was excellent, very little presence of alcohol. Incredibly smooth scotch ale, probably could have had a couple more.

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3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this feller on tap at Triple Rock. Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy? It tasted like a hoppy stout to me... Their menu describes it as a dry hopped brown ale.

A- Black as coffee, a small mocha head on top that faded quick, leaving no lacing.

S- Nice and roasty, very dark, a subtle sweetness, some earthy/floral hops. Very close to a milk stout, and definitely darker than a brown ale, the malts and hops blend nicely here.

T- Much like the head, the body was lactic, dark, earthy. A robust roasted coffee flavor that was dry, rich, and dark blended well with some mid-alpha, earthy, spicy hops that helped the whole thing be a bit dry and roasted tasting. It was a nice iced coffee, no cream. Again, darker than a brown ale, but the dry hopping makes a great pairing with the roastiness of the dark malt.

M- Robust, mildly acidic, sweet, bitter, and dry. Feels nice, the way a good stout would.

D- A fine beer. Recommended.

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3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights. Dense off white head. Sweet aroma of malt, caramel and some toasted notes. Taste was sweet, with some roasted aromas. Nutty, flavourful, smooth balanced by a slight hop bitterness. Quite full bodied. Very easy to drink. Not your typical Wee Heavy, but it's a nice beer nonetheless.

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3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Dragon's Milk from Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse
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