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

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Ratings: 1,967
Reviews: 310
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 7.91%
Wants: 1,842
Gots: 475 | 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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4.71/5  rDev +3.5%

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!

beer-wheezy, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.3/5  rDev -5.5%

From notes on 3/25/14

4 once sample on the brewery tour. I've had regular Plead the 5th, so I was excited to try this one. I was not let down. You can tell it is Plead the 5th, just barrel aged. You get all the great chocolate flavors and roasted tastes with a nice addition of boozy bourbon. I really enjoyed this one.

kkleu357, Yesterday at 04:11 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

Acquired via inebriated Dark Lord Day Trade.. Totally awesome finding a bottle of this in my backpack the morning after.

A - Dark as night, tan head quickly sunk into the abyss.
S - Chocolately, slight bourbon, fudge, vanilla oakiness. Almost identical smell to BCBS, definitely notice a difference in ABV just by the smell.
T - Perfection for a BA IRS, great lingering chocolateyness mixed with subtle barrel aging characteristics. Like the smell, a less boozy BCBS and thats the only .25 off because I happen to like the alarming 14% ABV and im partial to Chi-town's Goose Island... GO BEARS!
M - Coats the palate with a melted brownie, roasted malt liquid. Subtle carbonation does not over/under power the aspects of this brew.
O - Love it, glad I had it, going to try and get some more dressing like an Elf at the party in December.

Hesscabob, Yesterday at 03:27 PM
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Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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