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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,737
Reviews: 750
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.14%
Wants: 471
Gots: 669 | 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: 2,737 | Reviews: 750 | Display Reviews Only:
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biglite351

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -14%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - black as tar, tall dark thick head.

S - heavy dark roasted malts, raisins, chocolate, not bitter but very inviting.

T - heavy deep roasted malts, raisins and a bit of sweet chocolate.

M - thick but not much tingle in the mouth. Burn in the throat from the alcohol.

D - the heaviness of the flavor and feel, plus the brim from the alcohol make this a short drinker.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2010 23:01:40 | More by biglite351
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kspongeworthy

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-08-2012 03:33:24 | More by kspongeworthy
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Brewski

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

06-30-2013 03:13:14 | More by Brewski
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Alpar

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-04-2014 01:35:25 | More by Alpar
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Pinche_Oso

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-16-2013 05:47:54 | More by Pinche_Oso
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andrewjraab

Michigan

4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a opaque oily black with a dark brown pancake batter (oily) head. Wonderful smell of campfire, malts, vanilla, roasted malts, coffee. The taste follows the nose with some added semi sweetness up front (raisins, figs) followed by a drying dark chocolate. Some smoke detected in the back end. Overall this is a must have kick ass RIS. I purchased two wight the idea of aging one, but I don't think I can wait. Phenomenal brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 00:57:47 | More by andrewjraab
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Mar02x

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-14-2014 13:48:59 | More by Mar02x
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dlello2

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Super dark and viscous. Dark dark brown with just a hint of red head.

S - Roasty. Definitely dark fruit.

T - Very nice. Chocolate, not as much fruit, almost no alcohol for 12%. Some signature dark horse smokiness shows up at the beginning and end.

M - Viscous and smooth. Good amount of carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 01:11:41 | More by dlello2
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-07-2013 05:17:57 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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thereal_adam

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-13-2014 03:44:53 | More by thereal_adam
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Jules11788

California

4/5  rDev -7%

10-26-2012 04:11:26 | More by Jules11788
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roblund

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-20-2013 14:24:30 | More by roblund
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NJB145

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-12-2014 23:17:11 | More by NJB145
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sjstraub

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7%

01-13-2013 04:02:52 | More by sjstraub
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bralston345

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

03-28-2013 02:08:37 | More by bralston345
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Skillz

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-07-2014 04:50:24 | More by Skillz
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BullBearHawk

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-02-2013 17:17:16 | More by BullBearHawk
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Schlais

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

08-10-2012 06:09:23 | More by Schlais
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huddyball

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -36%

06-30-2013 00:07:42 | More by huddyball
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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-13-2014 18:13:49 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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plaztikjezuz

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer was tasted at the michigan brewers guild winter beer fest.
from my notes i was served a jet black sample with a fluffy brown head.
the aroma was rich with cohoclate and roasted malt.
the flavor was very roasty, chocolate, bit of smoke, hop spice.
the mouthfeel was very full coats your mouth and throut as it goes down.

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2006 04:16:44 | More by plaztikjezuz
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Bobbydigi

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-26-2013 02:36:44 | More by Bobbydigi
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MITCHELLMPLS

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

02-14-2013 17:16:17 | More by MITCHELLMPLS
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avschmitt

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-07-2012 16:19:46 | More by avschmitt
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HardyA

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-26-2014 01:24:15 | More by HardyA
Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,737 ratings.