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