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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

1,854 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,854
Reviews: 306
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 7.91%
Wants: 1,786
Gots: 460 | FT: 40
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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thereal_adam

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

06-04-2014 01:18:11 | More by thereal_adam
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hairylikeapeman

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -12.1%

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eyemustard

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

06-03-2014 17:54:20 | More by eyemustard
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

4.71/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter; 2014 vintage.
Shared with a craft beer noob…and blew his mind (his brains are still on my ceiling)!
Thanks to I_BYE_MI_BEER for the bottle.

A: Pours “…darker'n a black steer's tookus on a moonless prairie night.” Billows up to one finger of creamy, thick mocha head that dissipated relatively quickly, settling to a persistent, creamy collar and leaving no lacing.

S: A massive nose; big bourbon boozy nose with some hot alcohol; dark roasted malts, cocoa nibs, and some subtle vanilla sweetness.

T: Wow, a really complex profile that starts with thick, rich dark roasted malts, dark chocolate and boozy bourbon. The dark fruits (dates, raisins, prunes), tobacco and sweet malt fill out the palate with subtle vanilla and toffee notes coming out. The finish is long and dries out a bit with some bittering hops and espresso char.

M: Medium-heavy body and low carbonation make it smooth, creamy and rich but not cloying.

O: This is one of the best BBA stouts I have ever had. I loved it…and wished I didn’t share it ;-)

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2014 15:14:02 | More by mtomlins
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dwmulcahy

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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Pipelovejoy

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

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dtomes

New York

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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nickbman

Iowa

5/5  rDev +9.9%

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emalc

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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kevindp9

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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Texas

5/5  rDev +9.9%

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California

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-30-2014 15:19:17 | More by smitty5245
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Broom

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

05-30-2014 05:46:49 | More by Broom
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tun

New York

5/5  rDev +9.9%

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Minnesota

5/5  rDev +9.9%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.9%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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Commando

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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ScottJWing

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-26-2014 22:35:51 | More by TboneRN
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Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

05-26-2014 18:11:27 | More by layinbrix
Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th from Dark Horse Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 1,854 ratings.