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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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3,105 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,105
Reviews: 769
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.12%
Wants: 526
Gots: 722 | FT: 79
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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12 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: This beer poured a small mocha head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no clarity, but bubbles can be seen at the top of the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Roasted coffee, chocolate, burnt molasses, and smoke.

Taste: Same as above with some malty sweetness and booziness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied, low carbonation, boozy, and a little chewy.

Overall: Pretty solid RIS. Happy to have finally enjoyed it.

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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 3,105 ratings.