Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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4.38/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Acquired via trade
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
4.35/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle into DFH signature glass. I think I purchased this at Pinocchio's a while back. No bottle date and or ABV listed.
A: Pours an absolutely black as night pour. It's pretty darn thick too. Barely any head, just a little dark tan ring around the edges and a few swirls. On the swirl, you get nice thin boozy sheets of that dark tan. Some sticky lacing on the glass.
S: You smelled this one as soon as you popped it. Ok, gotta be honest that I get booze first. But below that is deep dark chocolate notes. Really roasted malt character. Maybe a touch of coffee. And actually a hint of dark fruit sweetness maybe? It smells big.
T: This is really delicious. So right at the tip of the tongue you get some dark chocolate bitterness. It smooths in the middle of the mouth. You do get some dark roast coffee there. It's really nice to match the chocolate. And the a silky finish almost. The booze is well hidden in the sip for sure, but you do get some warming in the throat after a few moments. Pleasant actually.
M: Full bodied with chewiness. Coats the mouth.
O: The is for sure a solid A for me. Bordering on A+. Really nice balance. Not one note overpowers. A great blend.
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2011 16:11:18 | More by inlimbo77
Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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