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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
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2,998 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,998
Reviews: 762
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.12%
Wants: 506
Gots: 719 | FT: 80
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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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!

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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,998 ratings.