DRAFT REVIEW: Dragon's Milk Ale

With a complex flavor profile and exceptionally well-hidden alcohol, Dragon’s Milk is a sophisticated example of a high-gravity beer. Although the beer’s bouquet—an intricate braid of roasted malt and oak scents—is subdued, the flavor is muscular: Roasted malt flavor flows over the tongue alongside a sweet caramel counterpoint, while black licorice notes add an unexpected twist to the swallow. Throughout, the oak lends an elegant aged character to the robust dark malts, and the wood’s tannins cut through the sweetness. With 10% ABV, Dragon’s Milk is a sipping beer, but it’s one that goes down dangerously easy.