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Brass Mug Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.85%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: DanGeo on 04-22-2014)
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3.85/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle of the Brass Mug edition of Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th. Thanks David. Poured into a Hunahpu's taster 4/25/2014.

A- Pitch black body, fairly thick and oily. Has legs. One finger dark mocha head, fair retention, no lacing. Looks just like BBPt5.

S- Quite a bit boring. Roast malt, chocolate, bitter espresso. A little bit of whiskey, but not very much compared to BBPt5, and even compared to regular Pt5.

F- Disappointing, really. Roast, espresso and milk chocolate dominate the palate, very little whiskey barrel character shows up here.

M- This does have the BBPt5 mouthfeel- medium bodied but on the thicker side, viscous, and low carbonation.

O- Disappointing compared to the 2 bottles of Opperman's BBPt5 and half a case of Dark Horse BBPt5 that I have had the chance to drink already. Still a decent beer but I would not recommend bothering with this unless you are a completionist.

Stevedore, Apr 26, 2014
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Brass Mug Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th from Dark Horse Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.