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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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3,101 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,101
Reviews: 768
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.12%
Wants: 526
Gots: 721 | FT: 78
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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Poured from a 12oz bottle into my tulip. The smell of chocolate fills the air as soon as I pop it open. It pours rather flat, but the smell is very inviting. The taste is exactly what I look for in a impy stout. Thick, rich, roasty, viscous, smooth to drink but lingers on the tongue. Hands down one of the best stouts I've had, period.

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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 3,101 ratings.