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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

1,811 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,811
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 7.91%
Wants: 1,768
Gots: 461 | FT: 41
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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Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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joemochas

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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Artmcd88

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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aquazr1

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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Hops_n_Hawks

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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bluesfortheredsun

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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New York

4/5  rDev -12.1%

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SFC21

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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Headyman

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -12.1%

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Lfty357

Florida

5/5  rDev +9.9%

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Brensol

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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Arsenal0328

Missouri

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Boski

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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themind

New Jersey

4.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ok the aroma is the only thing off for me. This beer when you dissect its flavor profile is very clean, definitive and balanced. The barrel aging flavor is so crisp, its truly an amazing beer. The stout backbone from Plead the Fifth is there, creamy as usual and the added BB just puts this at an elite level. This is a beer to seek out as its incredibly well made and balanced. Just a masterpiece, the only downfall is the aroma is weak which is weird because the taste is pronounced and amazing!

Bottom Line: Legendary brew!

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 23:45:10 | More by themind
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz gold-waxed bottle from the '13 bottling, poured into a Short's glass. Thanks Sam (theSamKuehn) for this bottle.

A- Pours a pitch black with a thin yet thick and creamy mocha head that recedes to a flat top. Subtle carbonation but nice consistency.

S- Dark chocolate, integrated bourbon, light roast, subtle vanilla/coconut, light figs, and some light integrated oak. Nice balance, all the flavors complement each other very well, fairly complex.

T- Dark chocolate with a hint of bitterness, lightly roasty espresso, very well integrated bourbon that adds a nice vanilla/coconut sweetness to the base, nice chocolaty oak finish with a touch of bitterness and booze. Nice balance, great use of bourbon barrels to add to the flavors of an already great base beer.

M- Silky smooth, creamy, fairly thick bodied, subtle carbonation perfect for the style, very little alcohol burn, just about perfect for a barrel-aged stout in my book.

O- I've had multiple vintages of BB Pt5 and it's among my favorite barrel-aged stouts. The base beer Pt5 is already a great beer and the barrels add a nice integrated presence adding to the complexity and flavor. From my experience I prefer this beer fresh as it's still incredibly drinkable and hasn't lost any of it's flavors. If you do want to age it a couple years it will still hold up with the best of them, except maybe lose a little bit of the base beer flavor.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 21:55:32 | More by jaasen64
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.9%

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California

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-26-2014 04:41:51 | More by Lucnifter
Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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