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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,690
Reviews: 748
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.14%
Wants: 469
Gots: 666 | FT: 74
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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Ratings: 2,690 | Reviews: 748 | Display Reviews Only:
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Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-28-2013 04:45:22 | More by Shagator
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-28-2013 02:57:36 | More by lilnicky068
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bralston345

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

03-28-2013 02:08:37 | More by bralston345
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mccallisters_dali

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-27-2013 23:34:12 | More by mccallisters_dali
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stevepat

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-27-2013 17:54:55 | More by stevepat
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imfrommichigan

Utah

4/5  rDev -7%

03-27-2013 06:05:38 | More by imfrommichigan
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ThirstyJoe77

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-27-2013 04:04:38 | More by DiscLizard
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DrIPA

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-27-2013 00:04:38 | More by DrIPA
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pathman

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-26-2013 19:17:17 | More by pathman
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DrHopHead

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-26-2013 18:23:37 | More by DrHopHead
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mrzazz

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%

03-26-2013 16:30:29 | More by mrzazz
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joeseppy

Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Could only score one bottle on the latest release. Motor oil thick pour. Large brandy snifter resembles a rare black pearl held neatly in my hands. As I swirl the glass, the lacing clings in sticky fashion after the wake.

Smell of chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Some roastiness and burnt malt.

Tastes like it smells. Charred oak comes first followed by dark cocoa. Some bitterness. As it warms up, more dark fruit complexity.

Thick and oily feel. My glass was stained a sticky mahogany hue.

Was it worth to search out to just obtain one bottle--no. If you missed out on this release just relax. Measures well with Expedition, Founders RIS, Ten-fidy...etc.. Great company but doesn't stand apart. Even the price point was high, $5, which is also part of the store markup I'm sure. For the right price I will buy more, but I refuse to chase down!

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 02:42:52 | More by joeseppy
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-26-2013 01:39:29 | More by st9647v3
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linnymtu

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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FalconA

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Michigan

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Texas

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Pennsylvania

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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MeowMixz

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Wolfpack2005

North Carolina

4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2013

A-Pours heavy and completely black into my snifter glass and leave a half finger head that fades quickly.

S-Dark chocolate with heavy doses bready and roasted malts. Also catching a good wiff of booze on the back end of the nose.

T-Follows the nose but the roasted malts are front and center with notes of dark chocolate and toffee. Then a slight booziness before the dark chocolate comes back and lingers on the palate.

M-Nice thick mouthfeel, which is preferable for the style, IMO. Lower levels of carbonation.

O-An excellent example of the style. Straight forward flavors, not overly complex, but perfectly executed

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 22:53:28 | More by Wolfpack2005
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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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Kentucky

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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,690 ratings.