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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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2,856 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,856
Reviews: 753
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.12%
Wants: 481
Gots: 688 | 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%

03-30-2014 22:57:54 | More by AndyEdgar
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

03-30-2014 20:41:54 | More by Balvenie
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kell50

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

03-30-2014 19:28:44 | More by kell50
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rjp217

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

03-30-2014 19:25:45 | More by rjp217
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Jlabs

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

03-30-2014 18:41:13 | More by Jlabs
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siege06nd

Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +0.9%

2013 bottles into Dogfish Head snifter...

A. Inky black with chocolate brown edges. A half finger of tan head with some mild bubbles sticking to the glass. Leaves a sheen of oily slick on the glass with each swirl.

S. Dark chocolate, fudge, traces of herbal and piney hops, blackstrap molasses, and suggestions of fruit.

T. Chocolate, caramel, some strawberry and cherry, roasted coffee grounds and even some char in a dry finish.

M. Coats the palate with a thick and chewy body. Good flavor integration and nice balance. Sweet, chocolatey, and fruity upfront and a slightly ashy, classic finish.

O. An excellent Imperial Stout. It's full bodied, filling, and flavorful with excellent booze-masking. Hits all of the right notes.

03-30-2014 18:27:23 | More by siege06nd
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jkball01

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

03-30-2014 15:31:16 | More by jkball01
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

03-30-2014 04:54:23 | More by crbnfbr
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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

03-29-2014 16:29:11 | More by henshawb
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

03-29-2014 12:38:46 | More by Sam_Gladieux
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

03-29-2014 06:58:15 | More by controlfate
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Zaximus

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

03-29-2014 02:36:15 | More by Zaximus
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bcuz7

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

03-29-2014 00:26:34 | More by bcuz7
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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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AnthemOfTheSun

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

03-28-2014 17:41:26 | More by AnthemOfTheSun
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Anvilfarm

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -13%

03-28-2014 14:16:48 | More by Anvilfarm
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

03-27-2014 12:44:08 | More by AngusOg
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cyrushire

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

03-27-2014 05:01:30 | More by cyrushire
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Texas

4/5  rDev -7.2%

03-27-2014 03:37:47 | More by PhatAtUT
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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -13%

03-26-2014 23:03:50 | More by DaveMiller
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javablaine

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

03-26-2014 21:50:36 | More by javablaine
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Leiting

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -13%

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Mississippi

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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BradenMK

Ohio

3.21/5  rDev -25.5%

This was a weird beer for me. I don't know if my palate is wrecked by something... it shouldn't be... but I was feeling under the weather today. EDIT: Hmm... my palate is indeed wrecked. I am currently drinking a Founders Imperial Stout and I taste nothing but chocolate covered raisins...

I will have to return to this one at a later date. Unfortunately for me, this is the first 5th I've ever seen and was the only one on the shelf. Hopefully I can find another.

03-26-2014 03:12:10 | More by BradenMK
Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,856 ratings.