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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,691
Reviews: 748
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.14%
Wants: 469
Gots: 667 | FT: 74
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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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Ratings: 2,691 | Reviews: 748 | Display Reviews Only:
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Blahstarr

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

06-12-2014 20:03:35 | More by Blahstarr
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Nichols33

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Gus_13

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -7%

06-10-2014 19:04:19 | More by JNewbs
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Dawgboned37

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up one of these in Ithaca, also spotted them in Binghamton. Nice to have Dark Horse coming to this area, although it'd be even nicer if we got any of the rarer variants, but that's not likely.

Poured into a nonic pint glass; jet black with a minimal half-finger dark brown head from a rough pour. Head quickly fades into a single-bubble-thick layer of foam.
Smells of semi-sweet chocolate, coffee, brown sugar and molasses, and even a hint of oak or something.
Taste follows nose...sweet chocolate and brown sugar are cut with hints of roasty coffee bitterness, but it's mostly sweet. Aftertaste of semisweet chocolate and stickiness. Not much booze noticeable in the taste.
Mouthfeel is full, slick and sticky.
Overall, a big tasty stout but it's a bit sweet for my taste. I'd still love to find [one of] the BBA version[s] sometime, but I'm not too hopeful.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 02:53:43 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev -7%

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Indiana

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Ohio

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Rollzroyce21

California

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

- 2013 vintage
- 12 oz. bottle poured into stemless wine glass on 8-Jun-14

This tastes like an imperial milk stout. Body's very smooth, almost velvety. Nice toasty and roasty flavors. Bitter dark chocolate with slight hints of vanilla. Very easy drinking for an 11% brew.

Comparing to other fresh IRS's... I like this slightly better than Stone's and Bell's Expedition, but not better than Siberian Night and maybe BORIS. In other words, this is among the top tier RIS's out there and I'm glad to have finally enjoyed a glass.

Gotta say, the BBA version is pretty nuts.

Serving type: bottle

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Massachusetts

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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,691 ratings.