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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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3,076 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,076
Reviews: 768
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.12%
Wants: 520
Gots: 717 | 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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Ratings: 3,076 | Reviews: 768 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jdhilt
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%

Pours a one finger brown head that fades slowly leaving traces of lace. Black color, no highlights, ton of yeast left in bottle. Light-medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Chocolate nose and flavor is roasted chocolate, some sugar decent IS. High (label 11%) ABV is hidden. $4.49 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

jdhilt, Oct 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

annieh123, Oct 24, 2014
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3.97/5  rDev -7.9%

papat444, Oct 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

langchops, Oct 24, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +3.9%

Dr_Fox, Oct 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

JackNip, Oct 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Lochnessmonster, Oct 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

AndrewSmith, Oct 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

BigOldOaf, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of NHbeerguy
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2012 bottle

Pours pitch black with a slight skim coat of head. Does leave a nice ring around the glass. This beer is nice and thick.

The smell is some roasted malts, dark chocolate and fruits. Not overpowering very mellow.

Taste is so smooth. Sometimes the RIS taste can be very overpowering to me. This is very smooth and almost creamy. I get some chocolate and roast flavor. At 11% ABV the alcohol is hidden very well in this one.

Mouthfeel is thick, smooth and just what you would expect from a RIS.

Overall a very solid beer. A go to for the non barrel aged RIS.

NHbeerguy, Oct 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

joshfullam, Oct 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

stencom1, Oct 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

BWCampbell, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of wordemupg
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into tulip 20/10/14, thanks alfie for the bottle

A motor oil black right out of the bottle, I'm talking black, not much for an edge and a dark mocha foam falls rather quickly but manages to leave plenty of lace, one of the darker beers I've seen recently

S lots of coco, bakers chocolate, fudge, dark roast, a hint of booze, a little char and smoke

T more of the same but with a little more intensity, some dark fruit, more char and a little burnt coffee

M silky on the way in, thick and chewy as they come, bubbles cream it up, the booze is well hidden, just a little sticky on the lips, fruity char lingers, feels like a monster

O lots of dark roast and well concealed booze but could use a little more complexity but its big, rich, and drinkable for the strength

Not a bad beer but I'm looking forward to the BB version as I could see it doing wonders for this one

wordemupg, Oct 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

NHhomebrewguy, Oct 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

MortalKombat14, Oct 17, 2014
Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 3,076 ratings.