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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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2,868 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,868
Reviews: 754
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.12%
Wants: 486
Gots: 692 | FT: 76
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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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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.51/5  rDev +4.6%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a teku glass. It looks like the bottle says 03.05.14 so this is pretty fresh.

Appearance: Pours jet black and leaves two fingers of tan/light-medium brown head which fades pretty quickly to a layer atop the beer.

Smell: Big roasted malts, coffee, fudge-like chocolate, some dark fruits, a hint of cherry. Fairly decadent. Very nice aroma.

Taste: Matches the smell until the finish which is a bit more bitter. Roasted malts, fudge, coffee, vanilla, marshmallow, a bit of char. Slightly bitter finish. ABV is masked really well.

Mouth-feel: Low carbonation with a thick, creamy body. Finishes smooth.

Overall: A very impressive stout. Rich, thick body with a decadent aroma and wonderful flavor. Really tasty.

04-15-2014 21:22:51 | More by Resuin
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

04-15-2014 15:13:37 | More by Sarge3130
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-15-2014 05:06:27 | More by Blaze5445
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Gunch52

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-15-2014 02:06:14 | More by Gunch52
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trevor_s

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

04-15-2014 01:52:35 | More by trevor_s
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BreakfastStout

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

04-15-2014 01:25:02 | More by BreakfastStout
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stdaniel

North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev -1.6%

A: Dark coffee, minimal chestnut colored head that disapates quickly.

S: Roasted malts, coffee, hint of vanilla, overall typical of an imperial stout

T: Roasted/charred malt, but not overpowering. Again, coffee, vanilla, sweetness. Balanced out very nicely with the high ABV. Not boozy at all.

M: Creamy, luxurious. Even the last few sips had that hit of carbonation that cuts through the sweetness.

O: No aging necessary for this impressive example of a RIS.

04-14-2014 23:32:08 | More by stdaniel
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shawlaqua

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

04-14-2014 15:52:14 | More by shawlaqua
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Mar02x

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-14-2014 13:48:59 | More by Mar02x
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Lynn

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-13-2014 19:52:08 | More by Lynn
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Bhoward0698

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-13-2014 19:19:20 | More by Bhoward0698
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TheRealThreePhilosophers

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-13-2014 16:06:02 | More by TheRealThreePhilosophers
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b2611

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.2%

04-13-2014 14:40:53 | More by b2611
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markgugs

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

04-13-2014 00:13:05 | More by markgugs
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ScotNH

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

04-12-2014 21:39:53 | More by ScotNH
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-12-2014 14:23:49 | More by DrunkinYogi
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lswilma

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -13%

04-12-2014 13:37:14 | More by lswilma
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

04-12-2014 03:57:15 | More by rodlavers
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-12-2014 03:41:39 | More by trevorpost
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dejones

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

04-12-2014 03:26:10 | More by dejones
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barhoc11

Michigan

4.76/5  rDev +10.4%

A: Darkest of dark, looks like used motor oil but in a good way. little to no head on the beer.

S: Sweet roast smell, one of the best smelling RIS's I have had

T: Just as it smells, very sweet with the roasted malt finish. As with most RIS's, this gets better as it warms

M: Nicely carbonated and thick in your mouth, just as it should for this style

O: This is one of my favorite RIS's, it pushes the limits of the style but in a very good way. It is hard to tell this is 11% abv

04-11-2014 23:26:40 | More by barhoc11
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drbenderdo

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

04-11-2014 23:03:00 | More by drbenderdo
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BG24

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

04-11-2014 22:58:57 | More by BG24
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ryand14

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-11-2014 00:50:25 | More by ryand14
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core42

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-10-2014 23:06:00 | More by core42
Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,868 ratings.