Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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4.54/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had the BB version on tap and loved it so had to pick up a 4 pack of the non barrel aged version. Looks like this was bottled in Feb. 2013 (052-13) and a bottle has been in my fridge ever since. Taking advantage of this unseasonably chilly July day to crack this warmer.
A-Poured into an oversized snifter this brew gives up a thin finger of mocha colored head. Doesn't stick to the glass much but a film sticks to the top of the brew while enjoying. Black and opaque as motor oil. This looks intimidating.
S-Smells delcious. This is a big time stout. Aroma is heavy malt-rich dark chocolate just jumps out. Sweet syrupy chocolate with the alcohol character reminds me a bit of Bailey's liquer.
T-Very much like the aroma. Chocolately malt with a nice warming finish. Pretty light on the bitterness for such a dark roasted beer. A slight burnt grain note. Alcohol is present but not hot given the high ABV. As it warms some fruity rum raisin notes come out.
M-Big bodied but not oily like some others in this class. Finishes quite quick. Moderate to high carbonation for a RIS.
O-A fantastic big stout. Perfect for a cold day or dessert. Best value in the category. Dark Horse-you guys are all right.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2013 01:24:49 | More by deebo
4.39/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Got this off tap at Crunchy's in East Lansing. Was served in a snifter.
A: is a deep brooding, opaque black color with burgundy tinges with a short milk chocolate colored head with good amounts of lacing.
S: Voluptuous aroma, rich milk chocolate, barley, malts, coffee, brown sugars, dark fruits
T: Incredible taste, very sweet, a bit heavy, rich chocolate, toffee, coffee, malts, yeast, had a sort of tang to it, oh but it was smooth and rich, ABV is well masked
M: heavy full body along with medium amounts of carbonation, very rich and robust, viscous flavor
O: Overall, I bought this on a limb, it just sounded good and it was damn good. I recommend it for sure.
Serving type: on-tap
07-21-2013 20:42:26 | More by Mavigo
4.19/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap into pint glass.
A - Black as night with a small dark tan head.
S - Sweet roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, coffee.
T - A delicious blend of roasted malt, milk chocolate, toffee, caramel, and dark fruit. Finishes with a mild coffee bitterness with a lingering roast flavor.
M - Full bodied, creamy and smooth. Low carbonation, dry finish. Warming alcohol.
O - An awesome imperial stout. Very drinkable, great blend of flavors.
Serving type: on-tap
07-21-2013 07:05:27 | More by mooseo
Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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