Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
4.33/5 rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Had this on the eve of the August 27th JO's bottle release. Big thanks for sharing this. ~2 oz from a tasting snifter.
4.5 A: Black. Small medium brown head with good lacing.
5.0 S: Excellent duality between bourbon and beer. Sweet leathery bourbon that integrates seemlessly with the stout. Bourbon and barrel contribute a light fruitiness and touches of oak, but leave out any astringency. Super smooth I say. The beer below offers a deep chocolate, moderate roast, and ample caramel. Mild coffee too. Awesome.
4.0 T: Not as comples as the nose suggests. The sweetness is there with the chocolate and caramel, but the roastiness is much subdued. Mild sourishness, but not the infected kind. Moderate bourbon contributions and subtle oak. It's impossible to think that this is 14%. I still don't believe it.
4.0 M: Heavy body, but on the lighter end of the spectrum. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy.
4.5 D: A great beer that would be worth seeking out if they made a reasonable amount of it.
Serving type: bottle
08-31-2011 03:11:49 | More by DavoleBomb
More User Reviews:
4.73/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Reviewing from two different tastings, both from the 2013 batch
A - Dark and viscous with minimal head as with most BA beers. Solid lacing
S - Dark chocolate hints with vanilla smells, the barrel comes through on this with the always vanilla, oaky, earthy, roast balance coming through
T - Thick chocolate feel with amazing barrel character that is not overpowering. Dark fruits come through this towards the end on the back of the tongue with the vanilla, oak, and bourbon tastes shining through to create an amazing balance
M - Medium to full-bodied, a little thinner than most other stouts but with the high ABV i guess that can happen
O - I was definitely excited and hyped this beer up, it certainly was not a let down
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 23:00:04 | More by drmcleod10
Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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