Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
4.25/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Very happy that Dark Horse is now available in Kentucky as I've always wanted to try this one. Poured from a bottle into a Founders tulip. The pour is black with no light getting through. It sports a nice big chunky light tan head that has some good retention. The nose is typical of the style. I get notes of burnt fruit, roasted malt, some coffee, and a faint sweet vanilla-like smell.
Full body, lots of flavor, and a surprisingly luscious, creamy feel (given that I didn't think it looked all that viscous when pouring). I get a nicely balanced roasty-sweet taste up front and the roasty bitterness and dark fruit seem confined to the back of the palate, where they pick up a real welcome, warming, boozy kick. The beer is incredibly smooth and drinkable for the style. Flavors are intense, but so well-balanced they all just work well together. A nice flavor of espresso and dark chocolate lingers in the mouth.
This beer did not disappoint. I will likely pick up a few more to enjoy and/or cellar. Not my favorite of all the RISs I've had so far, but certainly in the top 4 or 5.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2013 09:12:37 | More by deadonhisfeet
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4.06/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This beer was purchased as a special edition (limit 1 bottle per customer). It pours well, very small/no head and is a very dark brown color. It is a heavy coffee flavor, but smooth and goes down easy! I would recommend to anyone who likes coffee or coffee in their beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2014 17:07:10 | More by TrekkieChick
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
Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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