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

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Ratings: 2,052
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 7.91%
Wants: 1,858
Gots: 484 | FT: 46
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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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

vizzionman, Oct 15, 2014
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blklabel, Oct 15, 2014
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asams10, Oct 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

Brutus627, Oct 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

This is a good beer if you can get your hands on it I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I have had better BA beers though.

rden4654, Oct 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

mattsucks, Oct 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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Dmad34, Oct 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

SpartyJoe, Oct 11, 2014
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tywhite, Oct 10, 2014
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HollyHops, Oct 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

Serving: Draft pour into a 10 oz. snifter. At this point, I believe this beer is close to 9 or 10 months out from its release.

A: Barely a trace of light brown head/lacing. Pitch black, but not motor oil black.

S: Bourbon, chocolate, coffee, faint cinnamon, dark cherry.

T: Bourbon, chocolate. Some smokiness to the flavor. Lots of oak/charred oak. Some creamy sweetness/marshmallow flavors coming through as well.

M: Full, smooth, creamy. Not super chewy or thick.

O: This is a legendary beer, obviously. This is my 3rd time having it, and each time I like it more. I've never been hugely impressed by it, and I normally rank it last among the popular BA Imp Stouts. But that doesn't mean it's not a great beer, it's just I like KBS, Parabola, BCBS, KBS, etc. a lot more. This one reminds me most of Black Note because of the creamy sweetness I pick up. The barrel character isn't huge, unlike BCBS, and I like that here. It's also 9-10 months old, but I wouldn't say it's "aged". I don't get any oxidation or off flavors. Surely not fresh, but not old either. Drinking great right now. It's very drinkable and smooth. Well-balanced. Not my #1 BA Imp Stout, but still one hell of a fantastic beer from DH that I will try to drink every chance I get.

Recommendation: A must-try for any beer lover.

Sparty1224, Oct 09, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

indy351, Oct 07, 2014
Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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