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

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Ratings: 2,191
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 7.89%
Wants: 1,919
Gots: 543 | FT: 67
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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This is a good beer if you can get your hands on it I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

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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.

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Caps leaked, damaged plastic seal inside cap, sent email to Dark Horse and called twice with no resolution, i like the base beer and i like barrel aged beer, but i dont like poor quality control that leads to flat beer with no attempt to remedy the problem

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