Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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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
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!
Serving type: bottle
12-27-2013 02:13:16 | More by nickapalooza86
Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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