Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by midnite2sixman:
4.1/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Black as the night, exquisite head. frothy, tons of action on the pour and staying power!
Big chocolate and coffee, roasted malts, marshmallows, and malted milk balls are all in the aroma.
Taste: Very smooth chocolatey taste with lots of coffee beans roasty tastes all around. Somewhat sweet, like fine dark chocolate. Bitter finish topped off with a cocoa butter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, nice smooth stout aftertaste, lots of chocolate in this one.
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2009 06:24:41 | More by midnite2sixman
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4.34/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip. Appears a dark brown, nearly black, with one finger of tan head. The head dissipates fairly quickly, but leaves a ring around the glass, and has nice lacing.
The nose is full of deep roastiness and wonderful dark and milk chocolates. Not overwhelmingly powerful, but the notes are there (just too weak for me). The taste is again full of chocolate, some dark fruits, smoke and a wonderfully roasted malt finish. This is just what I'm looking for in a stout: not something that is overwhelming in one direction or another, but is wonderfully balanced in all aspects. The alcohol is very well hidden, and everything works together very well.
The mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied, with low carbonation, and a finish that isn't overly sticky. Overall, this is a very good imperial stout, with wonderfully complex and subtle flavors. This is also something that I can drink over and over again, not something that is so overwhelming that you're knocked out after one. Really hope I can try the barrel aged version at some point!
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 00:58:32 | More by zimm421
Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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