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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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2,739 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,739
Reviews: 750
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.14%
Wants: 471
Gots: 670 | FT: 72
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: 2,739 | Reviews: 750 | Display Reviews Only:
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marcb105

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7%

03-12-2014 23:21:38 | More by marcb105
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Vinithing

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-12-2014 23:18:45 | More by Vinithing
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nguasta2

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-12-2014 21:21:52 | More by nguasta2
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gkoz

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-12-2014 03:33:49 | More by gkoz
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JamLand

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-12-2014 01:53:50 | More by JamLand
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TypsiYpsi

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-12-2014 01:32:04 | More by TypsiYpsi
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MrPlayboy

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-11-2014 11:29:15 | More by MrPlayboy
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dbrelsfo

Georgia

4/5  rDev -7%

03-10-2014 19:56:13 | More by dbrelsfo
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cathomae

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-10-2014 18:10:58 | More by cathomae
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Jakep2021

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-10-2014 13:18:50 | More by Jakep2021
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

4/5  rDev -7%

03-10-2014 03:52:16 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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WiggyKGB

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-10-2014 02:10:49 | More by WiggyKGB
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sabitu

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-10-2014 01:12:30 | More by sabitu
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GarrettFM

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-09-2014 22:08:29 | More by GarrettFM
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PeakedInHighSchool

Missouri

4/5  rDev -7%

03-09-2014 17:28:07 | More by PeakedInHighSchool
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RAKeeler

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-09-2014 15:21:31 | More by RAKeeler
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vizzionman

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-09-2014 15:03:06 | More by vizzionman
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-09-2014 05:04:32 | More by xdefeatsy
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Williaar

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-09-2014 04:33:20 | More by Williaar
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carlitos92

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-09-2014 01:49:29 | More by carlitos92
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zimm421

Ohio

4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip. Appears a dark brown, nearly black, with one finger of tan head. The head dissipates fairly quickly, but leaves a ring around the glass, and has nice lacing.

The nose is full of deep roastiness and wonderful dark and milk chocolates. Not overwhelmingly powerful, but the notes are there (just too weak for me). The taste is again full of chocolate, some dark fruits, smoke and a wonderfully roasted malt finish. This is just what I'm looking for in a stout: not something that is overwhelming in one direction or another, but is wonderfully balanced in all aspects. The alcohol is very well hidden, and everything works together very well.

The mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied, with low carbonation, and a finish that isn't overly sticky. Overall, this is a very good imperial stout, with wonderfully complex and subtle flavors. This is also something that I can drink over and over again, not something that is so overwhelming that you're knocked out after one. Really hope I can try the barrel aged version at some point!

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 00:58:32 | More by zimm421
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KFrank729

Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-08-2014 23:20:38 | More by KFrank729
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Westmi

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-08-2014 21:16:00 | More by Westmi
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voodoofish65usf

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-08-2014 17:46:01 | More by voodoofish65usf
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badmotorgrunge

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-08-2014 13:11:05 | More by badmotorgrunge
Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,739 ratings.