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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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96
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3,113 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,113
Reviews: 773
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.12%
Wants: 527
Gots: 722 | FT: 77
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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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of JohnG190
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours black as pitch with a quickly dissipating dark brown head. Lots of lacing. Aromas of chocolate, burnt sugar, coffee, and dark roasted grain. Flavor follows the aroma with chocolate and roasted grain dominating. Finishes dry with a bittersweet chocolate aftertaste. Full bodied with very little carbonation, this is a very smooth Imperial Stout. Overall, a very well crafted beer that goes down surprisingly easy in spite of the 11% ABV.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.56/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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Photo of Neorebel
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Plead the 5th looks almost perfect... pitch black, with a thin, off white ring around the perimeter of the glass. Splash of tan in the center. Visible and minimal carbonation. Aroma is very heavy... dark chocolate cake, dark fruits, some sour cherry, and it is indeed very roasty. Flavor wise, that roasty, toasted malt aspect comes through in a big way. Secondary to that are the pleasing coffee and chocolate notes. It does start off very smooth, and appropriately fades out into a very dry finish. There is a very strong 'campfire' aspect to this as well, which could turn some people off. I rather like it, myself. The mouth feel is medium-heavy, and overall, this is an interesting blend of sweet and smoky. Recommended for any RIS head.

Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 3,113 ratings.