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

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1,854 Ratings
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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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david18

New York

2.5/5  rDev -45.1%

12-29-2013 16:37:17 | More by david18
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Ri0

Wisconsin

4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured 12oz bottle (2013) into snifter.

A - Very dark brown that lightens around the edge of the glass. Thin oak brown head that doesn't stay long. No collar or lacing on my glass.

S - Bitter chocolate and slight char/smoke from the base stout. Nice notes of sweet bourbon, caramel, and vanilla blend nicely with the stout.

T - The base stout is very flavorful and not overtaken by the barrel. Bitter chocolate and a bit of char from the dark roasted malts. Sweet notes of bourbon, caramel, and vanilla liven as the beer warms. Excellent!

M - Medium bodied - a bit slick and smooth. I thought it would be a bit fuller with some chewiness, but this is pretty good for a stout.

O - I have had Pt5 and was intrigued by what barrel aging would bring to it. It really adds an element of sweetness to the bitter stout. I recommend trying this beer. I will age the few I have left and see what it is like in a year or so.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 15:08:25 | More by Ri0
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KAF

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-28-2013 22:05:23 | More by KAF
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

12-28-2013 10:02:17 | More by corby112
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nuckbuc

New York

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

12-28-2013 03:23:14 | More by nuckbuc
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Kaveman

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

12-27-2013 18:33:49 | More by Kaveman
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Zuidman

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-27-2013 16:20:50 | More by Zuidman
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.54/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours black, half finger of caramel head

Smell is wow, coffee, caramel, oak, toffee, chocolate, bitter cocoa, dark fruit (raison and figs), roasted malt

Taste is... Well here goes nothing! oak, vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, dark fruit, toffee, caramel, earthy hop, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, bitter back finish

Mouthfeel is full, silky, light carbonation. Not hot at all.

Nice BB Stout, I am happy to have finally have had this.... With that said, I am starting to think that all barrel aged stouts have nothing on BCBS... Not that this is not amazing... I got 2 bottles I am going to age the second for a couple years and see what happens with that hoppy bitterness character!

Thanks Ri0!!!

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 02:13:16 | More by nickapalooza86
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BullBearHawk

Illinois

4/5  rDev -12.1%

12-25-2013 21:54:42 | More by BullBearHawk
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huddyball

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-24-2013 21:01:55 | More by huddyball
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Jimbobebop

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-24-2013 17:42:35 | More by Jimbobebop
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Ak555667

Illinois

4/5  rDev -12.1%

12-24-2013 16:24:52 | More by Ak555667
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clay23

New York

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

12-24-2013 02:08:33 | More by clay23
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kristougher

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-24-2013 01:28:56 | More by kristougher
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bigaddy

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

12-24-2013 00:18:04 | More by bigaddy
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Rado

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

12-23-2013 17:46:36 | More by Rado
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LSMroz

Illinois

4/5  rDev -12.1%

12-23-2013 14:24:51 | More by LSMroz
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tpaetow

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-23-2013 02:00:41 | More by tpaetow
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RMelyon

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.9%

12-22-2013 21:48:37 | More by RMelyon
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Schooner12

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

12-22-2013 17:37:13 | More by Schooner12
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MajorBuckeye

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-22-2013 16:26:59 | More by MajorBuckeye
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

12-21-2013 21:19:01 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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prior2two

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

12-21-2013 05:16:31 | More by prior2two
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eclosson22

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

12-20-2013 14:29:14 | More by eclosson22
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akang

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

12-20-2013 13:44:15 | More by akang
Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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