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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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2,683 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,683
Reviews: 748
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.12%
Wants: 469
Gots: 661 | FT: 72
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: 2,683 | Reviews: 748 | Display Reviews Only:
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HopSavant

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-03-2014 05:18:20 | More by HopSavant
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mattycasey

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.2%

07-03-2014 01:55:28 | More by mattycasey
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tmclain

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

07-03-2014 01:46:55 | More by tmclain
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Jeckel

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -13%

07-02-2014 20:45:41 | More by Jeckel
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MiWolfman

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-02-2014 02:06:28 | More by MiWolfman
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-01-2014 15:51:18 | More by twowheelssoar
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StayWhatYouAre2

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-01-2014 11:38:17 | More by StayWhatYouAre2
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stevec32

New York

4/5  rDev -7.2%

07-01-2014 11:31:03 | More by stevec32
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-30-2014 18:47:52 | More by Walkerjgt
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Halfbrother83

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-30-2014 17:09:33 | More by Halfbrother83
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319Hawksfan


4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

06-30-2014 03:32:13 | More by 319Hawksfan
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sliks96

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.2%

06-30-2014 02:27:04 | More by sliks96
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Sean32

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16%

06-30-2014 01:29:05 | More by Sean32
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Ty_Collins

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +16%

06-30-2014 01:17:17 | More by Ty_Collins
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msumike89

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

06-29-2014 23:39:52 | More by msumike89
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smilez

Michigan

5/5  rDev +16%

06-29-2014 21:26:14 | More by smilez
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Evango

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

06-29-2014 02:12:38 | More by Evango
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C_S

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

06-29-2014 01:13:19 | More by C_S
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Stork_Brewz13

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.2%

06-28-2014 13:16:20 | More by Stork_Brewz13
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bookerandy

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-28-2014 10:55:35 | More by bookerandy
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AdmiralOzone

Minnesota

4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into the center of an Imperial pint glass. Fairly aggressive pour develops only about an inch of reddish brown head, that recedes quickly. Ink black in color.

The nose picks up chocolate, coffee and vanilla along with dark fruits. Just a faint hint of soy sauce.

I take a sip and think wow. Just a fantastic beer.

This beer couldn't feel any better.

Overall I love this beer. Can only imagine what the barrel aged version would be like.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 00:00:12 | More by AdmiralOzone
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

06-26-2014 21:53:10 | More by sammyg832
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Ncpogs

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-26-2014 20:04:24 | More by Ncpogs
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nodder

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-26-2014 18:55:22 | More by nodder
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Thing


4/5  rDev -7.2%

06-26-2014 12:45:31 | More by Thing
Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,683 ratings.