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Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,977 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,977
Reviews: 310
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 7.91%
Wants: 1,848
Gots: 477 | FT: 47
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Russian Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: MbpBugeye on 07-25-2010)
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Photo of Chibeerguy1
4.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2013 Vintage, Silver wax served in a goose island snifter

A -Black. Very Black. Minimal dark brown burnt colored head, nice oilyness coats the glass as I swirl it around.

S - Very nice boozy bourbon aroma that is reminiscent of BCBS. Rich chocolate and coffee hints of vanilla.

T - Great amount of toasted oak from the barrel as well as a nice rich sweet chocolate and slight coffee notes as well as a very nice bourbon presence. I love the regular Pt5, so its no surprise that this beer is even better.

M - Rich and thick, oily and chewy

This is one of the best barrel aged stouts I have had. Close to Bourbon County in mouthfeel and not as sweet. I will definitely be looking for more of this next year and years to come.

Chibeerguy1, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of SteelersX
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

SteelersX, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of Jmbbabson
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

Jmbbabson, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of BillyStills
4/5  rDev -12.1%

BillyStills, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of MarkJBurch
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

MarkJBurch, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of Rborre321
5/5  rDev +9.9%

Rborre321, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of zbodnar1
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

zbodnar1, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of Ncpogs
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Ncpogs, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of Immortale25
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Immortale25, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of tommyz
5/5  rDev +9.9%

tommyz, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of leaversuch
3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

leaversuch, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of Kopfschuss
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Kopfschuss, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of AngusOg
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

AngusOg, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of BillHilly
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

BillHilly, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.68/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Seriously, DH does a damn fine job with this brew. The bourbon complements the base perfectly in my opinion and just balances everything out so nicely in this beer. There is a malty, roasty bitterness in the base that is not my preference but that is just me. I caught some molasses here, also, which was a nice surprise for my palate. Looking at it objectively as I can, this beer is so worthy of its WC status. Got to head to Elf Party for more this winter!

bowzer4birdie, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of steelerbrian1
5/5  rDev +9.9%

steelerbrian1, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of loverofthecraft
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

loverofthecraft, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of RColbert3
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

RColbert3, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of DerrickW
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

DerrickW, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of OrangeMen
4.86/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap

Bourbon characteristics are undeniably present but not overwhelming.

Excellent roast/toast, w/ oaky flavor and boozy presence throughout. As the beer warms the vanilla unfolds, chocolates too.

An exceptional beer. Totally worth going out of my way to try this on tap as i have little chance of getting this bottled. A real treat.

OrangeMen, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

TheSleepyMonkey, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Riggsenater
3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

Riggsenater, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of hops202
4.73/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2013 Vintage poured into a Dogfish Snifter

A - pours thick and jet black. Used motor oil

S - Bourbon and roast, nothing incredibly strong though

T - bourbon, roasted chocolate and deliciousness perfectly balanced. Doesn't get much better.

M - creamy and silky smooth

O - One of the best BBA stouts to date.

2012 vintage - still very roasty toasty and chocolatey. Bourbon has faded slightly but still very delicious

hops202, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of rdooley
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

rdooley, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of djgustafson
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

djgustafson, Jun 21, 2014
Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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