Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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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
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
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
Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,868 ratings.