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Dragon's Milk - Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse

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Dragon's Milk
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very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005)
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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

rudy0908, Dec 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

brotherloco, Aug 19, 2012
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tizride, Sep 22, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ, on to the beer:

This is a dark brown colored beer with tiny amounts of spotty lacing sticking to the glass. The nose is low on firepower; some pine comes out of it. The taste throws me off because I was expecting a sweet tasting beer and I was dealt a hoppy beer instead. It starts of piney with some citrus thrown in. There is just a wee bit of peat and smoke hiding underneath the barrage of hops. As the beer warms, you can sense more malt and peat. It's clean, has a medium mouthfeel, and it is an easy drinker.

Solid as a rock beer, though not exactly what I was looking for per style. Dragon's Milk tastes much more like an India Dark Ale than a Wee Heavy.

DoubleJ, Dec 25, 2010
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3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ Beachwood BBQ (12/23/10) - from notes:

Pours a basic brown with a slightly off-white head and minimal lace. Smell is very faint with toffee, caramel grains and herbal. Taste is roasty malt grain, trace chocolate and some flowery hop. Mouthfeel is somewhat thin and watery, probably due to a fatigued palette from previous IPAs. Overall, listed here as a Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy; however, Gabe indicated that was a previous incarnation as this is more appropriately a Brown Ale. Decent, but nothing special.

wethorseblanket, Dec 28, 2010
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3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

this is my first dragons milk i have been wanting to make some from the recipe in radical brewing for some time now. this is not what i had expected it was like a strong red ale it reminded me of lagunitas lucky 13.

A- a clear redish color with a one finger white head
S - lots of hops i was expecting more malt but hops where incharge here
T- hops upfront but a good malt taste on the finish
D- i need to try more from the style to say now drinkable it is it seemed to hoppy to be a scotch ale

jackofclubs, Sep 20, 2009
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3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Triple Rock

A: The pour is a dark amber or light brown color (maybe a mix of the two) with a creamy off-white head.

S: Begins with some citrus hops, likely from the dry-hopping. There's a bit of alcohol to it and a pretty nice toasted malt, toffee, and caramel note. Some minor influence of chocolate and roast.

T: There's a decent hop bitterness to go along with what is a sturdy brown ale base. A mild toasted malt character, along with toffee, and bitter chocolate. There is a bit of a pine flavor from the hops as well.

M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation.

D: An interesting beer that was good to drink and easy to do so as well. Might be worth having a pint of.

womencantsail, Dec 27, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Metz, Oct 24, 2012
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BRClemons, Dec 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

MANNZITO, Sep 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

MGBT, Sep 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

DocJitsu, Jun 10, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very light and nicely hopped. Seems like a blend of styles, primarily American Brown and Milk Stout. I’m not sure what I would have classified it as. At any rate it’s really drinkable and has a great tanginess. Dark brown in color with amber hues. Thin but lasting off white head. Aromas of caramel, toast, and a pinch of citrus hops. Sweet, slightly nutty flavor with a lactic like tangy hop finish. Very, very easy to drink. Doesn’t seem to fit the wee heavy category largely because it is way too easy to drink…but it is fairly strong so watch out for it.

DaPeculierDane, May 17, 2006
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3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

baiser, Sep 11, 2005
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3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

lhaqq, Oct 23, 2008
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3.98/5  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.

Maudite, Apr 28, 2008
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

MisterClean, Jan 11, 2008
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4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
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

hoegaardenhero, Jul 15, 2008
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Dragon's Milk from Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse
87 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.