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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,912
Reviews: 756
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.12%
Wants: 492
Gots: 705 | FT: 79
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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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Buck_Jones, Apr 18, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev -4.2%

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!

gueuzedreg, Apr 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

khargro2, Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

Farnswurth, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Heavenisbeer, Apr 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

dnb128, Apr 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

taospowder, Apr 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Quattrofiend, Apr 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

jbertsch, Apr 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

1Nrwyscotch, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of oberon
4.44/5  rDev +3%

Unbelievably this is the first time I have had this beer...crazy.Pours jet black like an oil slich with a thinner beige head atop,like thick crude.Chocolate and black licorice in the nose along roast and sweet alcohol.Heavy roast and earthiness intertwined with alcohol dipped dark druit and deep molasses sweetness with that black licorice coming into play as well,whoo this big and complex.Big and chewey this is a sipper that Iam drinking at 6:00,it could be an early bedtime tonigh because I have three more to drink.

oberon, Apr 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

ACarp, Apr 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

gio540, Apr 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Donnymcslick, Apr 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

funkyaudio, Apr 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Sparty55, Apr 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

cjgiant, Apr 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

Justinmatt21, Apr 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

gmendez1122, Apr 15, 2014
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4.51/5  rDev +4.6%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a teku glass. It looks like the bottle says 03.05.14 so this is pretty fresh.

Appearance: Pours jet black and leaves two fingers of tan/light-medium brown head which fades pretty quickly to a layer atop the beer.

Smell: Big roasted malts, coffee, fudge-like chocolate, some dark fruits, a hint of cherry. Fairly decadent. Very nice aroma.

Taste: Matches the smell until the finish which is a bit more bitter. Roasted malts, fudge, coffee, vanilla, marshmallow, a bit of char. Slightly bitter finish. ABV is masked really well.

Mouth-feel: Low carbonation with a thick, creamy body. Finishes smooth.

Overall: A very impressive stout. Rich, thick body with a decadent aroma and wonderful flavor. Really tasty.

Resuin, Apr 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Gunch52, Apr 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

trevor_s, Apr 15, 2014
Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,912 ratings.