Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by eyeenjoybeer:
4.28/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2011 Batch; bottle poured into a Bell's tulip glass
Appearance: looks like old motor oil pouring into the glass and thin tan head forms and quickly dissipates.
Smell: light chocolate, faint toasted coconut, faint vanilla, and fairly pronounced bourbon notes.
Taste: Bourbon on the front end with a transition to chocolate milk then dark roastiness reminiscent of the base beer. Alcohol lingers at the very end....and then pure cocoa notes (interesting). This beer is incredibly smooth and drinkable. That all said, I don't find it to be very complex.
Mouthfeel: This could use just a touch more carbonation, but it is hardly to fault for it. This beer coats and chews like a chocolate milk. I love the velvety-ness.
Overall: I enjoy the hell out of this beer. I think that some time will cool the alcohol noted only at the end.
Serving type: bottle
12-25-2011 01:24:26 | More by eyeenjoybeer
More User Reviews:
4.71/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
What a great beer. I was lucky enough to score a 4pk of 2013 from my cousin who attended the release at Dark Horse in the cold of winter.
I am a big fan of stouts/ba stouts and try to have enough regular PT5 to last me from one release to the next, but let me tell you...the barrel-aged version of Plead is just AWESOME! The smell, the lacing of the glass, the mouthfeel...everthing about this beer makes you step back and re-evaluate other BA stouts that you've had in the past. Dark Horse knocked it out of the park with BBPT5, as many already know. I just landed a 2012 vintage and can't wait to try the '12 and '13 side by side.
Overall....although I didn't break everything down by category, if you have the opportunity to try this at a tasting or whether through a trade, be sure you jump on the chance as this is a fantastic brew that you'll be sure to savor!
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 14:51:52 | More by beer-wheezy
Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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