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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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2,752 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,752
Reviews: 750
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.14%
Wants: 472
Gots: 666 | FT: 70
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: 2,752 | Reviews: 750 | Display Reviews Only:
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Buckeye_Bill

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-01-2014 21:59:39 | More by Buckeye_Bill
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bhart

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-01-2014 21:50:24 | More by bhart
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Wilmo831

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-01-2014 20:45:13 | More by Wilmo831
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Knoxrb12

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-01-2014 18:34:05 | More by Knoxrb12
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brasky11

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-01-2014 16:07:39 | More by brasky11
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fthegiants

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-01-2014 04:44:05 | More by fthegiants
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rmehughes

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-01-2014 01:36:59 | More by rmehughes
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jminch

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-28-2014 23:53:32 | More by jminch
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Eric85

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-28-2014 20:48:27 | More by Eric85
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carlmoberg

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-28-2014 16:56:42 | More by carlmoberg
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Chingringo

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-28-2014 05:07:40 | More by Chingringo
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mikejonze

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-27-2014 22:24:25 | More by mikejonze
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Elprico

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-27-2014 19:53:49 | More by Elprico
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PGVG

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-26-2014 22:17:32 | More by PGVG
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schimschim

South Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-26-2014 06:48:20 | More by schimschim
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RusImpStoLuv

Michigan

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-26-2014 03:57:43 | More by RusImpStoLuv
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J_Barrett

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-26-2014 02:57:00 | More by J_Barrett
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-25-2014 16:14:50 | More by MarkyMOD
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sitarist

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-25-2014 04:37:48 | More by sitarist
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Jho3325

Indiana

4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black as night. It gave a thin mocha colored head that dissipated relatively quickly. The beer sticks to the glas as you drink it.

Smell is of coffee and chocolate with definite roasted qualities.

Taste has a hint of coffee and chocolate. As it warms the dark berry flavor takes over. Very sweet with almost a bubblegum type taste to it. However the sweetness is cubed by the roasted elements.

It has a thick mouthfeel with a slight burn on the way down. Even still the 11% alcohol is not overpowering.

This is a great RIS. I look forward to trying this with some age on it. Well done and I would recommend.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 03:58:42 | More by Jho3325
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mikerieder

South Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-25-2014 02:27:13 | More by mikerieder
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ravot

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a Plead the 5th, 2013 vintange, into a Bells Brewery snifter.

Appearance:
Pours of motor oil. Jet black. Minimal lacing on the glass. Head was minimal if any. The pour seems as if it were thick like oil.

Smell:
This bottle immediately smelled of chocolate, dark roasts of coffee. More chocolate.
Some cocoa, coconut.

Taste:
Dark roast malts, chocolate. Some slightly alcohol tasting, very good. Definitely sweet as you drink it. Some hops are hiding in there. Bitter chocolate notes in there. Being that it's ABV of 11%, hard to tell.

Mouthfeel:
Creamy, refreshing like a milk stout. Dessert like feeling.

Overall:
Man this is a great stout. Aged for a year. I feel this might better aged than fresh but now i need to take another test and get some fresh since coincidentally, distribution is right about now.
Get your hands on this, fresh or aged, you won't be disappointed in an overall solid Imperial Sout

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 01:43:02 | More by ravot
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Mugenlude

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7%

02-24-2014 17:33:44 | More by Mugenlude
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BrewClint

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-24-2014 14:11:54 | More by BrewClint
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-24-2014 00:50:42 | More by StoutItOutLoud
Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,752 ratings.