Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by weeare138:
4.6/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appears a dense, dark midnight toned onyx. A small tan head slowly fades into a gentle cap and collar. Spotty bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of campfire s'mores with black grapes and sugary syrup.
Taste is of the aromas with a sugary sweetness up front followed by an oaky, vanilla, caramel blast.
Mouthfeel is sticky, full bodied, sugary, intensely insane, and smooth in the finish.
Jeez! This is one sick beer!
Serving type: growler
06-14-2011 01:34:26 | More by weeare138
More User Reviews:
4.33/5 rDev -5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
2013 Vintage, 12 oz bottle
A - Pitch black, no lights getting through this bad boy
S - light bourbon notes on top of a roasted toffee aroma
T - The bourbon is there, but it's mild, but pleasant. Compiiments the other flavors well
M - Quite sticky, near perfect for this style
I enjoyed this beer quite a bit, but not quite the best barrel aged stout I've had. Definitely a worthy addition to the BA top 250, but not quite a top 25 beer in my opinion. But in the end, this beer is still excellent. Seek it out!
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 02:50:42 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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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