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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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3,077 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,077
Reviews: 768
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.12%
Wants: 520
Gots: 717 | 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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Ratings: 3,077 | Reviews: 768 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Etan
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
Photo of CADMixes
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

CADMixes, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of boarder916
4/5  rDev -7.2%

boarder916, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of ajs4bd
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

ajs4bd, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of MacStinson
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

MacStinson, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of ant880
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

ant880, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of Johnhaley1989
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Johnhaley1989, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of WoodburyMN
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

WoodburyMN, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of doucmehu
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

doucmehu, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of jbierling
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

jbierling, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of TKEAnimal
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

TKEAnimal, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of zachary80
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

zachary80, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of DersOne
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

DersOne, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of xdtfx
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

xdtfx, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of Gamblor14
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Gamblor14, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

eawolff99, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of standardcherry
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

standardcherry, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

t0rin0, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of ChrisMon02
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

ChrisMon02, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

GRG1313, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of rarbring
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A black black beer, a high brown head, but little lacing - but, but very heavy drapes.

Peas, sausages, coffee, dark chocolate, bread crust, ashes and some oak.

Starting sweet, so sweet, brown sugar and syrup, chocolate galore, toast, dark fruits. Yummy.

Little carbonation, soft and sticky, a knock-out body and smooth finish.

A real candy beer!

rarbring, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of Weebay
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Weebay, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of bark
4/5  rDev -7.2%

bark, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of Morey
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

Appearance: Pours black as night with one finger of brown colored head. Head settled pretty quick to almost nothing but a ring of foam around the outside edges of my glass. No light penetrates through this beer.

Aroma: Dark chocolate, Molasses, Campfire coals, but fairly clean for a 12% Imperial Stout.

Taste: I'm getting molasses and dark fruits up front followed by some subtle roasted flavors. There's also a really nice chocolate flavor towards the middle. Just a touch of coffee on the finish....surprisingly clean.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a low-lying carbonation.

Morey's Bottom Line: What this beer lacks in aroma, it more than makes up for in taste. A really nice Imperial Stout. I can't taste the 12% at all! I would love to have the barrel-aged version of this beer. An outstanding representation of the style.

Morey, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of jsanford
3.53/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with brown highlights and a thin mocha ring. Aromas of dark chocolate, bitter roasted malt, and a touch of caramel. Nice, but fairly typical of the RIS style. Taste is similarly middle-of-the-road, with more roasted malt, dry cocoa powder, espresso beans, and a long bitter finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and moderately creamy, with a medium-full body and low carbonation. Overall a tasty RIS, but nothing new.

jsanford, Sep 14, 2012
Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 3,077 ratings.