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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,757
Reviews: 750
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.14%
Wants: 476
Gots: 664 | FT: 70
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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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colts9016

Idaho

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic at 53 degrees.

Appearance: A one finger head that has fair retention. The head is dark brown, like chocolate, and the head is foamy. The head did not leave any lacing on the glass. The clarity of the beer is opaque. The color of the beer is dark brown with slight reddish brown tint. The beer leaves some legs on the glass as it is drank.

Nose: A very deep rich malt complex that is roasted, a burnt character, and kettle caramelization. Other aromas in the beer is coffee, chocolate, wood, citrus, floral, alcohol, raisins, and dark cherries.

Taste: A complex rich dark roasted malt that has a burnt character, kettle cook caramel, and chocolate. Other flavors in the beer is espresso, wood citrus, floral, raisins, dark cherries, molasses, citrus, and floral esters.

Mouth feel of the beer is coating, warm, and chewy.

Overall: The body of the beer is full and the finish is full. Ah a RIS, however it is not what I think is the greatest representation of this beer. When I want a RIS, I want a full body, thick, chewy, aggressive beer that ages like fine wine. This beer nails most of it but lacks just a little for my taste. Solid beer nonetheless, I am very greatful that I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 02:11:09 | More by colts9016
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4/5  rDev -7%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%

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WorldWideStout

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Lukafer, czoch85, and flandersned for all hooking me up with this brew in different trades!

A: Nice and viscous with a dark, but decidely brown body. Very small mocha head fizzles out after around half a minute.

S: Coffee is the predominant scent I get; chocolate and a bit of spicy rye hang around in the background.

T: Starts off with a bit of sweetness, then goes to semi-sweet chocolate. Coffee is there in the middle as well, but less prominent than it was in the nose. Coffee moves forward for a more bitter end, and the aftertaste is a muted coffee flavor.

M: Somewhat silky, a little lighter than I was expecting.

D: Goes down easy for a big fella.

This was a good stout, but not a great stout. There was no delicious flavor or complexity or anything that stood out to me. I was hoping for a more stellar brew, but I enjoyed it, and look forward to seeing how it ages.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2010 22:07:45 | More by WorldWideStout
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Ohio

4/5  rDev -7%

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Massachusetts

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Texas

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Maryland

4/5  rDev -7%

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Michigan

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California

4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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Vermont

4/5  rDev -7%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev -7%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -7%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

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Indiana

4/5  rDev -7%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,757 ratings.