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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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2,737 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,737
Reviews: 750
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.14%
Wants: 471
Gots: 669 | FT: 72
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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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schris

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4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great, complex beer. No oats in the recipe that I know of but there's a smoothness that is reminiscent of an oatmeal stout. Big and bold on the nose. Main body of the flavor is bitter chocolate with some coffee. Some sweetness lingers on the finish. Solid offering, I'd like to get the barrel aged version some day.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 01:20:28 | More by schris
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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ralerwen

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-21-2014 20:40:54 | More by ralerwen
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New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-21-2014 20:15:24 | More by brianmandell
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Alaska

4/5  rDev -7%

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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-21-2014 19:02:33 | More by ramrod666
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MrBIP

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-21-2014 09:39:01 | More by MrBIP
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-21-2014 05:19:43 | More by CaptDavyJones
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7%

03-21-2014 01:34:34 | More by dcisco44
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-21-2014 00:20:24 | More by maDUECEgunner
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Fireslayer

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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md655321

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Minnesota

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 2,737 ratings.