DuClaw Brewing Company Devil’s Milk (365 Day 341)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer, Beer on Monday, November 7th, 2011

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DuClaw Devil's Milk

Continuing my tasting of American Barleywines, American craft beer number 341 was Devil’s Milk by DuClaw Brewing Company. I have only had several beers from DuClaw with each being above average, so I eagerly looked forward to Devil’s Milk for two reasons: I was expecting a good beer and one that would help give more insight to American barleywine.

Devil’s Milk diddn’t let me down on either point. I found it to be a bit similar to American craft beer number 339 (Chicken Killer) in that the aroma and flavor were similar: dark fruits, toffee, and hints of alcohol none which are strong though. There was probably a bit more hops here but nothing over powering.

Another solid American barleywine that was amazingly easy to drink. My next stop is a Barleywine that will hopefully make me think differently about the style before I brew it. Enjoy!

Aroma: 7 (25%), Taste: 8 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 9 (35%), Overall: 8.3

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