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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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2,734 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,734
Reviews: 750
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.14%
Wants: 471
Gots: 670 | 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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Ratings: 2,734 | Reviews: 750 | Display Reviews Only:
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J0E

Michigan

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-28-2011 19:41:24 | More by J0E
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GehenHerzog

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-27-2011 14:48:09 | More by GehenHerzog
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ferrari29

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a snifter at Jerry's

A - Beer pours with a black "lights out" colored body and chocolate shake head; one finger head; good lacing; held very well

S - Beer has a strong dark chocolate scent; espresso coffee beans; dark fruit, figs and dates; touch of vanilla; cocoa

T - Cigar, oak, chocolate, dark roasted coffee, vanilla; very nice dark fruit, figs; maple syrupy; some toffee notes; dark cocoa powder

M - Full body beer with a chewy consistency; dry finish; espresso and dark chocolate aftertaste - 4.0

D - Awesome; great dessert beer; good balance of roasted malt and dark fruit

Serving type: on-tap

11-26-2011 23:40:47 | More by ferrari29
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An extra from jrags8, finally opened this puppy up.

A-Black one finger creamy brown head

S-Coffee, roasted malt and some chocolate

T-Great blend of coffee and chocolate, roasted malt is in there as well. Some bitterness creeps in.

M-Heavy, creamy with some carbonation.

O-A great beer, thankful for the extra. The flavors blend together nicely.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 18:22:06 | More by rlee1390
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

11-26-2011 14:15:31 | More by mdillon86
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huadog

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-25-2011 02:58:51 | More by huadog
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -7%

11-25-2011 02:56:10 | More by Exiled
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spoonhawk

Iowa

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-23-2011 22:54:27 | More by spoonhawk
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ehammond1


4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle

Acquired via trade
Thanks, Kgristoff!

Black, thick, shiny, and oily with very little, almost zero, visible carbonation. The eventual head is small and dark brown in color and doesn't leave much in the way of stick to the glass.

Rich aroma of roasted coffee and dark malts, decadent chocolate, and just a bit of an alcoholic, burning bite.

Roasted malts and chocolate flavors dominate and the alcohol plays a very minor role in this beer's flavor. With no bottled on information, I can't know for sure how old this one is, but it did sit at the back of my refrigerator for quite a long time. This is rich, complex, and quite divine.

Thick mouthfeel with low carbonation. A pleasure.

This is a wonderful big stout. It doesn't get much better.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 18:46:19 | More by ehammond1
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wdeck9

Colorado

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-23-2011 05:14:28 | More by wdeck9
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7%

11-23-2011 02:32:13 | More by plumcrazyfx
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Jips

Kansas

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-23-2011 02:08:43 | More by Jips
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

11-22-2011 21:32:43 | More by thewimperoo
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stonelis

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-21-2011 13:22:34 | More by stonelis
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Amalak

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-21-2011 02:36:08 | More by Amalak
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cgrz

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7%

11-21-2011 00:09:41 | More by cgrz
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polisanl

Florida

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-20-2011 20:45:49 | More by polisanl
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Rempo

Indiana

4/5  rDev -7%

11-20-2011 20:37:56 | More by Rempo
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Jenkster4

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-20-2011 16:20:32 | More by Jenkster4
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Another6Pack

Michigan

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-20-2011 15:35:35 | More by Another6Pack
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nh2032

New York

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-20-2011 15:16:23 | More by nh2032
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-20-2011 02:45:08 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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lloyd83

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-19-2011 19:59:28 | More by lloyd83
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bigdaddypolite

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7%

11-19-2011 03:37:46 | More by bigdaddypolite
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ALLISON01

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-18-2011 22:01:07 | More by ALLISON01
Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,734 ratings.