Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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4.89/5 rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a bottle into a 12oz snifter. Fresh.
A: Impenetrable dark black, very minimal frothy head on a moderately aggressive pour that faded to nothing almost immediately <30 sec.
S: Chocolate, espresso, roasted malt, difficult to place - dark berries, red wine???
T: The taste is much more subdued than the smell. Essentially just heavy rich roasted malt. A little alcohol in the aftertaste. I get some dark chocolate bitterness, im sure hops are also involved but they're mild. The same ?blackberry, black raspberry, and what chilhood memories tell me are elderberries? come out with warmth - this is very subtle and I clearly am having a hard time nailing it down. Lets just say "dark fruit ester."
M: Full bodied, rich and creamy. Big bad beer. This is perfect, what you expect when you hear Imperial Stout. Moderate warmth from the 11%. Carbonation is mild and extremely fine.
O: Perhaps the, if not one of the best imperial stouts I have ever tasted. This blows the socks of Founders booze bomb, which I very much respect. Very complex and full bodied providing a filling feeling along with a complex palate. I can see why people wait in line for the BA version, it would likely be amazing.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 01:32:22 | More by Copernicandream
4.24/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Kind of a small head that doesn't retain too long. Yet, still appealing in appearance.
S - Notes of chocolate and espresso.
T - This beer has a very unique taste and feel in that it has the "bigness" of a barrel-aged stout, without the burn. I keep waiting for it to come, because of the boldness of flavors and abv, but it never comes. which is ok. It gives you a slightly different experience. The taste is superb.
M - Full bodied, creamy, substantial.
O - A superb beer that doesn't disappoint. I liked my second one (days later) than my first. Maybe I pulled it from the fridge too soon on the first because I couldn't wait.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2014 00:39:44 | More by Beer-A-Lot
Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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