Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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4.26/5 rDev -1.2%
Poured into over-sized wine glass.
Pours coal black with a thin head the dissipates to a fine mocha ring. Lacing dissolves quickly.
The nose is a bit lacking. Expected big chocolate malts and espresso, but they were faint to the nose. Suggestions of smoke and dark cherry liquor. Alcohol is certainly detectible at 11% ABV.
Taste - immediately roasted chocolate and bitter coffee (in a good way). Smokiness and light bitterness throughout the tongue. Dark, roasted malts, and cherry/brandy-type liquor.
Mouthfeel is good, decent carbonation. Well balanced throughout the tongue.
Was excited to try this beer, since it's so highly rated on B.A. A great stout, but not the best. But, maybe the expectation let me down slightly. Would still drink it again, tough.
05-16-2013 01:03:42 | More by smooth_aleing
Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,867 ratings.