Militiagan - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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3.84/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Thanks Thomas for sharing! Quick review from notes.
Cloudy brownish amber color with a thin layer of surface skim, and a thin spotty collar around the edges.
Lots of sweet toffee and butterscotch in the aroma. A little whiff of booze as well, but not distracting.
Flavor is a different story, the alcohol is pretty overt, slightly fusel and sharp like whiskey. Some fruity esters of dark fruit, plum, as well as a big caramel, toffee, butterscotch presence from the big malt content and whiskey barrel. The booze eclipses any complexity, but the taste is pretty good. Would be hard to tackle a bottle alone, definitely best shared and worth a try in small doses.
Serving type: bottle
10-06-2013 23:06:50 | More by emerge077
4.26/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On tap in the VIP room at the brewery.
Aroma: very appealing and nicely complex. Some dark fruits and toffee.
Taste: rich and complex; slightly sweet; hint of oak barrel aging. Lightly and appealingly boozy (otherwise high ABV is fairly well hidden).
M - Fairly full body; medium-low, soft carbonation.
O - Superb:rich and complex yet easy to drink.
Serving type: on-tap
08-17-2013 01:59:37 | More by chinchill
4.16/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml bottle, #209/666, shared by Marco. Thanks!
A: Pours a murky amber with a small off white head.
S: Very fruity nose. Notes of orange and raspberry jam, tannic caramel and light oak, old hop spice.
T. Caramel, cherry, light hop bitterness and a bit of orange peel, tannic vanilla, mild butterscotch.
M. Medium-bodied with light carbonation.
O: Pretty unique for an American barleywine. It's a bit fruitier than most, with less bitterness, and the barrel-aging certainly complements the base beer. Very enjoyable.
Note: I don't know why this is listed as 8% ABV, but it's definitely stronger than that.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2013 07:11:50 | More by Etan
Militiagan from Dark Horse Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.