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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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2,867 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,867
Reviews: 754
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.12%
Wants: 486
Gots: 693 | FT: 76
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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prdstmnky

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-27-2013 19:45:49 | More by prdstmnky
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Drucifer

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.2%

06-27-2013 13:35:44 | More by Drucifer
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buschbeer

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev -2.6%

12FL.OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter

This beer was purchased in the winter of 2011-12. There is not date that I can find on the bottle.

A - This beer pours like motor oil. It is black as night with absolutely no light getting through. An inch of cocoa head settles on top and surprisingly, is fed by some thin lines of bubbles. The head is so thick and creamy that it looks like mud on top of the beer.

S - On the nose I get dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt.

T - This is where it gets a little strange. At first I tasted a delicious RIS with dark chocolate, roasted coffee, and even a little dark fruit. Then I poured in the last inch of the bottle and it changed. It became more bitter and the alcohol became noticeable.

M - Thick and chewy. Very smooth

O - I'm not sure what to think. Everything started great, as expected, then the sediment made it bitter and boozy. I will leave an inch in the bottom of my last bottle of this vintage.

06-27-2013 00:49:55 | More by buschbeer
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thomseye

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -13%

06-26-2013 04:16:12 | More by thomseye
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

4/5  rDev -7.2%

06-26-2013 04:07:19 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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SMITHAND

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-26-2013 00:24:44 | More by SMITHAND
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Scalawags

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-25-2013 21:45:58 | More by Scalawags
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HugeBulge

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-25-2013 18:20:49 | More by HugeBulge
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-25-2013 12:10:21 | More by mwbrady12
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tbdkev

Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%

Decided to grab this brew in celebration of the Blackhawks Stanley Cup victory!

A: Pours a dark, motor oil brown with a tan head that fades quickly. Thick, as expected.

A: The nose is divided between sweet and dark chocolate malts and coffee.

T: The sweeter milk chocolate notes (lactose) surface immediately and gradually fade to a wonderful dark chocolate/coffee finish. There is an underlying fruit character as well--perhaps raisins. The combination of flavors yields some char character, and oak qualities as well.

M: Milky and somewhat chewy, with mild, fine carbonation that fits the profile well.

O: IPt5 fulfills the criteria for a stout experience, but it provides a complex enough experience to separate from most of the pack. Definitely worth the purchase.

06-25-2013 07:37:12 | More by tbdkev
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Ribsandwhiskey

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -13%

06-25-2013 01:53:04 | More by Ribsandwhiskey
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EJJ1848

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-24-2013 19:03:46 | More by EJJ1848
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camartin27

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-24-2013 04:10:02 | More by camartin27
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scotv

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-24-2013 02:05:41 | More by scotv
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SkiBum22

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-24-2013 01:00:20 | More by SkiBum22
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JammyV

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-24-2013 00:45:57 | More by JammyV
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ediaz

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-24-2013 00:14:51 | More by ediaz
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LambicKing

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-23-2013 23:47:18 | More by LambicKing
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Heady978

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-23-2013 22:51:53 | More by Heady978
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Thanks to stxSS07 for the extra!

A- Pitch black pour, frothy mocha colored head with some foamy lacing.

S- Roasty charred malt, hints of coffee and cocoa. Almost a coffee creamer aroma is present too.

T- Big, rich roasty malt flavors. Cocoa, hints of coffee, still getting a lactose-like taste. Almost like a sugarless brownie with a hint of char. Very tasty and big on flavor.

M- A huge, smooth, creamy, full-bodied stout. Medium-low carbonation, a smooth sipper.

O- A great imperial stout. Nothing that strays from the norm, but extremely well done.

06-23-2013 01:47:39 | More by stephenjmoore
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gashmoney

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-22-2013 15:27:50 | More by gashmoney
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-22-2013 04:46:07 | More by FreshHawk
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tarheels4life23

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-21-2013 16:08:55 | More by tarheels4life23
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RichH55

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16%

06-21-2013 15:24:17 | More by RichH55
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

06-20-2013 21:16:44 | More by Kirk
Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,867 ratings.