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

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 5.83%
Wants: 36
Gots: 17 | FT: 3
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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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A: Black with just a tad of tan foam. No head to speak of. Not much lacing.

S: Bourbon, smoky, oak, vanilla, anise, licorice. You can smell the bourbon right out of the bottle.

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