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Opperman's Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 5.83%
Wants: 39
Gots: 17 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dark Horse Plead The 5th Russian Imperial Stout aged for 20 months in 2 barrels of Elijah Craig 12 Year and 1 barrel of Eagle Rare Single Barrel hand selected by Jeff Opperman and then blended. Sold exclusively at Opperman's Cork N' Ale in Saginaw, Michigan.

(Beer added by: Zaphog on 04-06-2014)
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Stevedore

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4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle of the Opperman's release of BBPt5. Poured into a BCBS snifter today, 4/24/2014.

A- pitch black body, one finger dark mocha head. Good retention. Minimal lacing. Just like the regular BBPt5 in that regard.

S- chocolate fudge cake, roast malt bomb, oak and a ton of bourbon sweetness and flavour. This is really, really good. Reminds me of BBPt5 on tap as the bottles have less bourbon IMO.

F- phenomenal. Milk chocolate, chocolate fudge, sweet chocolate cake batter, and a ton of smooth bourbon that is incredibly flavorful and complementary to all the chocolate going on here. Some damp oak as well and a little bit of earthiness. This is great.

M- thick bodied, full in character and very smooth. The bourbon-forward aftertaste is what I want out of any bourbon barrel stout. Very smooth, a little heat to let you know you're drinking good bourbon.

O- this could be marketing but this is definitely different than regular '13 BBPt5 out of the bottle. This is more chocolate fudge forward and smoother in character in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 04:15:54 | More by Stevedore
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T: Mother of God, this is good! Oak-y smooth, robust. Like drinking from a bourbon/chocolate fountain. Cocoa nibs do a tango with Elijah Craig. Just terrific. Flavors enhance as it warms. Alcohol is not overpowering, but that 11% does take its toll.

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O: An exceptional sipper. Savor this one. Highly recommended. Overpriced but worth it.

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Opperman's Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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