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
Useless Fact: The teddy bear was named for Theodore Roosevelt. When presented with a koala from Australia, Roosevelt, whose fondness for animals was well known, so praised the creature that a copy of it was made for children. Called the “teddy bear” in the President’s honor, the toy soon caught on and became a standard item on every child’s shelf.