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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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2,752 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,752
Reviews: 750
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.14%
Wants: 472
Gots: 666 | FT: 70
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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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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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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

4/5  rDev -7%

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

5/5  rDev +16.3%

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Ohio

3/5  rDev -30.2%

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Delaware

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
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Indiana

5/5  rDev +16.3%

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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Ohio

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Indiana

5/5  rDev +16.3%

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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,752 ratings.