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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,759
Reviews: 750
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.14%
Wants: 477
Gots: 665 | FT: 71
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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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Qbdoo

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4.79/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From a bottle, pours black as night with hardly any head (despite three tries), though what you get is a dark tan.

Scent is not powerful: roasted malt, coffee.

Taste: roasted malt, coffee, a little chocolate, There's just a bit of booze, but not too much. There are Russian imperial stouts that have too much, but this - despite 11% abv, is just right.

Mouthfeel is unbelievable: thick, creamy with a light carbonation. Probably the best mouthfeel of any stout, maybe any beer.

This may be my new favorite beer. Wish it were more readily available.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 00:41:22 | More by Qbdoo
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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,759 ratings.