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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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2,757 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,757
Reviews: 750
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.14%
Wants: 475
Gots: 667 | 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: 2,757 | Reviews: 750 | Display Reviews Only:
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justinp

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-07-2014 03:47:08 | More by justinp
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bcm75

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-07-2014 03:24:38 | More by bcm75
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Copernicandream

Michigan

4.89/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a 12oz snifter. Fresh.

A: Impenetrable dark black, very minimal frothy head on a moderately aggressive pour that faded to nothing almost immediately <30 sec.

S: Chocolate, espresso, roasted malt, difficult to place - dark berries, red wine???

T: The taste is much more subdued than the smell. Essentially just heavy rich roasted malt. A little alcohol in the aftertaste. I get some dark chocolate bitterness, im sure hops are also involved but they're mild. The same ?blackberry, black raspberry, and what chilhood memories tell me are elderberries? come out with warmth - this is very subtle and I clearly am having a hard time nailing it down. Lets just say "dark fruit ester."

M: Full bodied, rich and creamy. Big bad beer. This is perfect, what you expect when you hear Imperial Stout. Moderate warmth from the 11%. Carbonation is mild and extremely fine.

O: Perhaps the, if not one of the best imperial stouts I have ever tasted. This blows the socks of Founders booze bomb, which I very much respect. Very complex and full bodied providing a filling feeling along with a complex palate. I can see why people wait in line for the BA version, it would likely be amazing.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 01:32:22 | More by Copernicandream
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BHansen214

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

03-06-2014 22:29:51 | More by BHansen214
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reyna311

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-06-2014 18:47:25 | More by reyna311
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LIVEfreak2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

03-06-2014 13:52:58 | More by LIVEfreak2
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Jeffries55

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-06-2014 13:23:47 | More by Jeffries55
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Acropora

California

4/5  rDev -7%

03-06-2014 05:55:04 | More by Acropora
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Hoptimus-Prime

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-06-2014 04:32:26 | More by Hoptimus-Prime
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Kerrie

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-06-2014 01:05:05 | More by Kerrie
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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-06-2014 00:40:35 | More by RebornStussy
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7%

03-05-2014 21:21:53 | More by ToadiesForCody
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-05-2014 17:53:01 | More by Chip_K
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carmike813

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-05-2014 15:16:29 | More by carmike813
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JeffZeltwanger

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

03-05-2014 15:11:12 | More by JeffZeltwanger
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beast464

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7%

03-05-2014 14:42:41 | More by beast464
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California

4/5  rDev -7%

03-05-2014 08:24:55 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Kind of a small head that doesn't retain too long. Yet, still appealing in appearance.

S - Notes of chocolate and espresso.

T - This beer has a very unique taste and feel in that it has the "bigness" of a barrel-aged stout, without the burn. I keep waiting for it to come, because of the boldness of flavors and abv, but it never comes. which is ok. It gives you a slightly different experience. The taste is superb.

M - Full bodied, creamy, substantial.

O - A superb beer that doesn't disappoint. I liked my second one (days later) than my first. Maybe I pulled it from the fridge too soon on the first because I couldn't wait.

Serving type: bottle

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Michigan

4/5  rDev -7%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-03-2014 05:31:53 | More by Graffy
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Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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Indiana

4/5  rDev -7%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,757 ratings.