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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,916 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,916
Reviews: 756
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.12%
Wants: 492
Gots: 705 | FT: 79
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep black color with a rich, dark, tan head that’s made up my minuscule bubbles. Head looks like it was fluffed up with nitrogen. And it has staying power.

Aroma is nothing out of the ordinary for style; typical scents of dark roasted malts, chocolate, and booze. There is a hint of bourbon, making me wonder if this was barrel aged. (Website gives no indication it was.)

Taste is again fairly typical for RIS (I’m clearly getting spoiled)—just a huge roasty malt presence and a good, biting and dry hop finish. Some boozy heat in the finish, too. Fairly well balanced; nothing jumps out that it’s overpowering another component.

Enjoyable and well done, but somewhat forgettable, too. Maybe I’ve just had too many RISs lately, but this just doesn’t strike me as being something that stands out. It’s certainly not a bad example of the style, nor does it seem like brewers skimped on ingredients. Points for high drinkability for sure. I should stop quibbling and just enjoy the rest of it!

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A: inky black pour, line of lacing indicating level of first pour, no head otherwise.

S: caramel and bitter chocolate evident, hints of coffee and oats.

T: heavy chocolate forefront, smooth accenting hints of caramel and coffee as the liquid settles in the mouth.

MF/D: light tingling sensations with each sip, increasing boozyness as it warms. could've/should've cellared longer.

newk340, Sep 01, 2010
Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,916 ratings.