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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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2,948 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,948
Reviews: 757
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.12%
Wants: 501
Gots: 711 | FT: 81
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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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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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.

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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,948 ratings.