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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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96
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3,071 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,071
Reviews: 767
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.12%
Wants: 518
Gots: 716 | 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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jwat, Nov 07, 2014
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Ciocanelu, Nov 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Nedster10, Nov 07, 2014
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Will_Rivera, Nov 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

sunofneurot, Nov 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Valentno7, Nov 06, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +2.1%

leitmotif, Nov 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

TheSleepyMonkey, Nov 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

12 oz. bottle poured into a mini-tulip (Yorktoberfest sampler)

A: Pitch black with a dark mocha head.
S: Roasted malt with a milky sweetness.
T: Good, decent stout that I don't think stood up the year of aging.
M: Smooth with virtually no carbonation.
O: I wonder what the BA version tastes like. It seems like mediocre base stouts make for great BA stouts.

gillagorilla, Nov 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

mertzhb15, Nov 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

cjn40277, Nov 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

treznor, Nov 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

broodog, Nov 02, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -2.6%

jjdc, Nov 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

MidwestBA, Nov 02, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -6%

Decent imperial stout. Kind of like a heavy milk stout.

Kevinpitts, Nov 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Appearance - poured from a bottle. dark black in color. dark brown head.

Smell - This beer smell likes something was roasted inside my class. I smell cocoa and a hint of anise or something like that as well.

Taste - very good. What you would expect from a RIS. Cannot tell at all that this bad boy is 11%.

Mouthfeel - smooth and silky

Overall - an amazing stout. Not my top ever, but very very good.

Bills453, Nov 01, 2014
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treeslothguy, Oct 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

mdlb44, Oct 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

hopnado, Oct 30, 2014
Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 3,071 ratings.