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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

Plead The 5th Imperial StoutPlead The 5th Imperial Stout

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Ratings: 2359
Reviews: 734
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.37%


Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
2010 and pre: white label
2011: white label OR black label with black no logo cap
2012: black label with logo cap
2013: black label with logo cap, ABV of 11% in the top right corner and new government warning

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 09-27-2008)
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-22-2013 04:46:07 | More by FreshHawk
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MattGrimley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7%

04-20-2014 17:10:16 | More by MattGrimley
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clayrock81

Virginia

4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a black body with minor head and lace. First thing that hits me in the nose is dark fruits like raisin, figs, and then minor sweet malts like chocolate and something sugary (not going to say candi sugar or caramel...toffee? molasses?) and then balance from some roasted malts and to be honest no alcohol. The lack of alcohol in the nose and also the beer itself is quite a feat considering it's a double digit ABV beer. This beer, for as heavy as it could be and with so much going on, is actually light and easy to drink with a chewy, fuller body that goes down incredibly easy with notes of chocolate and other sweet flavors (again - toffee? molasses?) hints of figs, some roasted malts, good balance and the beer has a good, strong finish without alcohol burn. Just a solid stout.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2014 16:35:00 | More by clayrock81
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utopiajane

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-20-2014 10:23:40 | More by utopiajane
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TboneRN

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7%

04-20-2014 08:28:18 | More by TboneRN
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-20-2014 01:57:19 | More by kvgomps
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thickgirth

Michigan

5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-19-2014 23:38:04 | More by thickgirth
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kyle86

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-19-2014 23:33:49 | More by kyle86
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Zimm

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%

04-19-2014 19:46:24 | More by Zimm
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CLaBarre

Iowa

4/5  rDev -7%

04-19-2014 18:53:42 | More by CLaBarre
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soroka24

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-19-2014 11:00:13 | More by soroka24
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

04-19-2014 03:49:57 | More by Sludgeman
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JakeEsterly

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-19-2014 03:07:38 | More by JakeEsterly
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Cory_Brown

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-19-2014 01:30:13 | More by Cory_Brown
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-18-2014 20:33:12 | More by ShemRahBoo
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Buck_Jones

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-18-2014 17:12:35 | More by Buck_Jones
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a CS snifter.

A- Charred brown black in color; coffee head that has good retention to minimal lacing with medium legs

S- this brew totally has a Belgian dark fruit/charred fig quality to it. Some like this, some don't. I usually don't, but the taste is not dominated by it.

T- Equal chocolate and molasses to Belgian dark fruit/charred fig to help my palate out. Nice malt backbone. Not as pronounced as some, but good nonetheless.

M- Very smooth here, with perfect amount of carb. Can't complain

O- A very very well done version of a non ba stout. Get some!

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 05:07:43 | More by gueuzedreg
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khargro2

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-18-2014 04:16:57 | More by khargro2
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Farnswurth

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

04-18-2014 04:13:24 | More by Farnswurth
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Heavenisbeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev -7%

04-17-2014 21:37:53 | More by Heavenisbeer
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dnb128

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

04-17-2014 18:31:13 | More by dnb128
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taospowder

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-17-2014 03:52:51 | More by taospowder
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Quattrofiend

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-17-2014 02:15:49 | More by Quattrofiend
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7%

04-17-2014 01:54:10 | More by jbertsch
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1Nrwyscotch

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-16-2014 23:16:23 | More by 1Nrwyscotch
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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,359 ratings.