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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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96
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2,995 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,995
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.12%
Wants: 506
Gots: 719 | FT: 81
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: 2,995 | Reviews: 761 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

cjgator3, Apr 23, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer was purchased as a special edition (limit 1 bottle per customer). It pours well, very small/no head and is a very dark brown color. It is a heavy coffee flavor, but smooth and goes down easy! I would recommend to anyone who likes coffee or coffee in their beer.

TrekkieChick, Apr 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

solo103, Apr 22, 2014
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jayhunter357, Apr 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

_RL_, Apr 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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robotiks, Apr 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

ZEB89, Apr 22, 2014
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FeDUBBELFIST, Apr 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

Denzo, Apr 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

shehateme, Apr 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

anabar, Apr 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

tikk, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

MattGrimley, Apr 20, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a black body with minor head and lace. First thing that hits me in the nose is dark fruits like raisin, figs, and then minor sweet malts like chocolate and something sugary (not going to say candi sugar or caramel...toffee? molasses?) and then balance from some roasted malts and to be honest no alcohol. The lack of alcohol in the nose and also the beer itself is quite a feat considering it's a double digit ABV beer. This beer, for as heavy as it could be and with so much going on, is actually light and easy to drink with a chewy, fuller body that goes down incredibly easy with notes of chocolate and other sweet flavors (again - toffee? molasses?) hints of figs, some roasted malts, good balance and the beer has a good, strong finish without alcohol burn. Just a solid stout.

clayrock81, Apr 20, 2014
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utopiajane, Apr 20, 2014
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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,995 ratings.