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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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2,726 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,726
Reviews: 747
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.14%
Wants: 472
Gots: 671 | FT: 73
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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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-20-2013 12:59:30 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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seanwhite

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

01-19-2013 20:22:38 | More by jjheinrichs
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

01-19-2013 17:55:03 | More by s1ckboy
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

01-19-2013 15:21:44 | More by drummermattie02
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jl28r1

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

01-19-2013 15:06:41 | More by jl28r1
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Romulux

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-19-2013 14:28:06 | More by Romulux
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Finatic

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

01-19-2013 12:01:55 | More by Finatic
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cestlavie

New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

01-18-2013 03:58:27 | More by cestlavie
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -7%

01-18-2013 02:16:36 | More by yourefragile
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TheBeerDad

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

01-17-2013 21:16:15 | More by TheBeerDad
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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BlissJunkie

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-14-2013 17:59:24 | More by BlissJunkie
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mymasterpiece75

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -36%

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ROBSTARR

Michigan

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sjstraub

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7%

01-13-2013 04:02:52 | More by sjstraub
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JamesShoemaker

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a new snifter. My parents got me this bottle for Christmas, thanks!

A - very good looking beer. Forced pour produces little head, foam starts dark brown like an RIS, but lightens as it settles. Bubbles swirl on the surface, making it look alive.

S - phew, not good. I don't know if it's my glass, but it smells sour, almost like a Belgian dark. Not what I expected and totally unpleasant. I can't even stand taking my customary deep whiff.

T - good, creamier than I expected, though my initial expectations were kind of rocked by the odor. I like the milky flavor working with the malts to cover up the alcohol (which is undetectable even at 12%). Not a great big slap in the face like most specialty double stouts from Michigan breweries.

M - the consistency is really interesting because of the aforementioned milky flavor. It's a smooth drink to be sure, and the alcohol is clandestine in a very dangerous way. If this bottle's smell is a fluke, I could drink more than one of these in a sitting.

O - I'd love to try this on tap, but another bottle may be out of the question, assuming it's not my glass making it smell like this. Dark Horse is a great company regardless, I love the sheer variety of stouts they produce.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 22:02:36 | More by JamesShoemaker
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spycow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-12-2013 19:21:30 | More by spycow
Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,726 ratings.