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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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2,929 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,929
Reviews: 757
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.12%
Wants: 496
Gots: 706 | FT: 80
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: 2,929 | Reviews: 757 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

jbertsch, Apr 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

1Nrwyscotch, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of oberon
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Unbelievably this is the first time I have had this beer...crazy.Pours jet black like an oil slich with a thinner beige head atop,like thick crude.Chocolate and black licorice in the nose along roast and sweet alcohol.Heavy roast and earthiness intertwined with alcohol dipped dark druit and deep molasses sweetness with that black licorice coming into play as well,whoo this big and complex.Big and chewey this is a sipper that Iam drinking at 6:00,it could be an early bedtime tonigh because I have three more to drink.

oberon, Apr 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

ACarp, Apr 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

gio540, Apr 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Donnymcslick, Apr 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

funkyaudio, Apr 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Sparty55, Apr 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

cjgiant, Apr 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

Justinmatt21, Apr 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

gmendez1122, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of Resuin
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

Resuin, Apr 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Sarge3130, Apr 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Blaze5445, Apr 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Gunch52, Apr 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

trevor_s, Apr 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

BreakfastStout, Apr 15, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

stdaniel, Apr 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

shawlaqua, Apr 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Mar02x, Apr 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Lynn, Apr 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Bhoward0698, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

b2611, Apr 13, 2014
Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,929 ratings.