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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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3,073 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,073
Reviews: 767
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.12%
Wants: 518
Gots: 717 | FT: 80
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: 3,073 | Reviews: 767 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

imperialking, Nov 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

MCBrigno, Nov 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

HopsintheSack, Nov 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

JJWIGHT, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of SouljaSaia17
3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured very thick and looked like syrup.

A: Very dark beer with a thin caramel colored head that has some fine bubbles on top.

S: Initial smell is of dark fruit, like plum. I also get some dark chocolate, molasses and a hint of brown sugar.

T: Taste is similar to the aroma, creamy, dark chocolate up front. Middle of the flavor has some roasted malts, molasses, a bit of caramel and coffee. Finishes somewhat dry, with yeast type feel.

M: Very rich, smooth and creamy. No noticeable carbonation, but alcohol is not present.

O: Another very good stout, this is a big beer at 12% so its a slow sipper. I have been saving this for a few weeks now and thought this would be the perfect time to have it. Not too familiar with Dark Horse Brewing, but I like what I have had so far!

SouljaSaia17, Nov 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Mister_Joshy, Nov 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

BierBliss, Nov 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

TheRuss9585, Nov 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

seplo, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of Rutager
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you Steasy66!! Been wanting this one for a while now, the BB version was fantastic.

Appearance. Pours thick and black with a thin brown head.

Smell. Dark chocolate and molasses with some dark malts and brown sugar and a bit of vanilla.

Taste. Sweet bakers chocolate, some lightly smokey dark roasted malts, black licorice and molasses, with some black coffee in the finish. High abv is well hidden. Very nice.

Mouthfeel. Full body with low+ carbonation. Thick and viscous with just a little warmth.

Overall. A fantastic ris. Lots of chocolate which is never a bad thing for the style.

Rutager, Oct 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

whodeyvols, Oct 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Jules11788, Oct 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

AleApostle, Oct 24, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another brew that i would not be drinking unless Mulder1010 and this one ive been really looking forwards to which pours a dark black hue with a chocolate two finger head and sporadic lacing,the smell is booze,chocolate coated cherries,oak,dark honey,coffee and dark chocolate very enticing,the mouthfeel is just full bodied with minimal carbonation with tastes of dark rich chocolate,rich fruit pudding,dark expresso,roasted malts,dark fruits and finished just like a milky cappicino bittersweet and overall a very nice Imp Stout that i would drink again cheers.

ADZA, Oct 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

sind310, Oct 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

surlytheduff, Oct 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

raffy313, Oct 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

djwhit24, Oct 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

rolandboy, Oct 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

ReeseMax3, Oct 19, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz extra sent to me by Zaphog. Thanks!

A: Pours an imposing black with a nice dark tan head.

S: Coffee, roasted grain, dark chocolate, some nice cherry notes from the alcohol.

T: Bitter roast, mild coffee bean, subtle smokiness, heavy dark cocoa, ever-so-slight hint of booze. Alcohol is very well-hidden.

M: Silky smooth, fine carbonation, thick.

O: The beer excels in the mouthfeel department, and tastes good, but there's a bit too much roasted malt going on.

Etan, Oct 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

CADMixes, Oct 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

boarder916, Oct 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

ajs4bd, Oct 14, 2012
Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 3,073 ratings.