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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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2,867 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,867
Reviews: 754
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.12%
Wants: 486
Gots: 693 | FT: 76
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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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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Kentucky

3.9/5  rDev -9.5%

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WesFoxlove

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13%

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Quinn41

Indiana

4/5  rDev -7.2%

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MIbeer27

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

08-31-2014 19:24:35 | More by MIbeer27
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Bshaw22

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

This is one of my favorite imperial stouts. It's too bad it's so hard to get. I've had 3 bottles in my life. The one I am reviewing was a year and a 1/2 old.
Nose was intense with dark fruits and dark chocolate.
Taste was smooth across the board with nothing overpowering. One of the finest mouthfeel ever for this style.

I'll be searching these out again!

08-30-2014 21:42:22 | More by Bshaw22
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David_Menendez

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -13%

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vfgccp

New York

3.66/5  rDev -15.1%

A - Coffee body with thin cola highlights. Ok retention and low lace on a light tan head.

S - Roast nose with a light edge of booze. Cocoa, burnt toast, touch of caramel and dark fruits. Fairly light.

T - Caramel, barley, and molasses. Dusty center with just a hint of balsamic vinegar. Astringent burnt toast finish.

M - Smooth, but a little light for an RIS.

O - Not bad, but a little disappointing given the hype.


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3.66 Plead the 5th
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A - 4.00 4.00 ------- 4.00 4.00 10%
S - 3.50 3.75 ------- 3.25 3.50 20%
T - 3.75 3.50 ------- 3.50 3.58 40%
M - 4.00 3.25 ------- 3.50 3.58 10%
O - 4.00 3.75 ------- 3.75 3.83 20%

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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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Oregon

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -13%

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Nevada

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Washington

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Michigan

4.2/5  rDev -2.6%

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Maryland

4.35/5  rDev +0.9%

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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,867 ratings.