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

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18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 5.85%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | 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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Reviews by Stevedore:
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 03:56:07 | More by Stevedore
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FrankHammer

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-24-2014 18:05:50 | More by FrankHammer
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CaptCleveland

Ohio

4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, same regular Plead the 5th label, but tagged with a white sticker denoting "Brass Mug". A big thanks to Ckoz, a great MI trader.

Opaque, black elixir poured into Hoppin' Frog snifter. Brown/mocha head, settles into 2mm rim, scant lacing.

Aroma of caramel, baker's chocolate, bourbon, malt, pine, earth tones.

Sweet chocolate, bourbon, caramel, nicely blended into a smooth brew. Notable smooth hop bitterness throughout.

Medium body, zesty carbonation, some alcohol at the end.

Nice variation to the base brew. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 01:25:01 | More by CaptCleveland
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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Michigan

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brewer confirmed that each of the variants is from the same blend and thus the same beer. Compared them next to a regular BBPt5. Pours are the same, black with a little bit of light brown tight head. Nose is a bit stronger wood up front, malts are dry chocolate and light notes of olive. Bourbon is subtle. Taste follows suit, less rich malt and bourbon than the original, olive and cocoa nib maltiness. Its extremely well integrated, more so than the fresh BBPt5. It isn't quite as rich as the original. It actually seems to have a bit more carb and is a bit thinner. I prefer the original but this is actually a very nice beer, I'd bet very similar to an original with a year or two on it.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2014 00:18:34 | More by cpetrone84
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lonewolfcry

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-25-2014 04:23:22 | More by lonewolfcry
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

05-23-2014 23:08:47 | More by dfhhead25
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STBbrewing

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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bcrossan

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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szmnnl99

Michigan

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Michigan

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DanGeo

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-22-2014 12:42:44 | More by DanGeo
Brass Mug Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th from Dark Horse Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.