Militiagan - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
4.2/5 rDev +8.5%
Bottle 573 of 666
A: A murky reddish-brown pour. Small fluffy off-white head despite aggressive pour. Despite this, it leaves little splotches of lacing with excellent head retention.
S: Huh, I did not realize this was barrel aged. Notable bourbon with caramel, brown sugar, vanilla and some dark fruits like raisin and fig. Not much else is detectable at this point. Just sweet and malty.
T: Barrel influence is less here but still notable. Caramel and brown sugar mainly. Very sweet, sticky and malty in general. There is some heavy grainy malt character, like dark bread and oatmeal. Decent bit of vanilla and then oak in the finish, making it a touch dry.
M: Quite heavy, thick and borderline syrupy. All malt.
O: Very interesting beer. Only thing I know about it is that the bottle says it's a "potable oat wine". It's very malty, heavy on the breadiness, graininess and sweetness. Appears to be barrel aged to some extent - more noticeable in the aroma. In the taste it integrates well with the existing flavors I'd say. Having said all of that, it's quite tasty. Similar to a barleywine but with less fruitiness and more graininess/breadiness. That's the best comparison I can give. Like drinking liquid dark bread basically.
01-22-2013 04:30:36 | More by Dope
3.98/5 rDev +2.8%
This was one that I tried at 4 Elf '12 and remembered to be good when buying my bottles. 75cl poured into a HF tulip at cellar temp. Well, after of course the cork broke and I had to dig it out. Corks are too soft, beware.
A - Translucent red/orange/mahogany. White head becomes nice, full lacing. Doesn't stick well to the glass, but otherwise beautiful.
S - Fresh dark fruits, plums, grapes, small amount of cherry, toffee.
T - Soft caramel, grains, candied plums, woody heat. The grainy/woody heat remains in the finish.
M - Medium body, a little lighter than I'd expect.
O - The flavor is a little underwhelming in the first sip, but it grows a bit. I actually like it and find it easy to drink. I don't know the ABV%, but I'm guessing somewhere around 10%.
12-23-2012 06:19:16 | More by claaark13
Militiagan from Dark Horse Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.