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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

1,840 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,840
Reviews: 306
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 7.91%
Wants: 1,780
Gots: 458 | FT: 39
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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VeganUndead

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-06-2013 14:54:34 | More by VeganUndead
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Nathan_Snyder

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

12-06-2013 11:50:53 | More by Nathan_Snyder
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- Pours a viscous black with a finger of mocha head that slowly recedes to a film. No lacing is left on the glass.

S- Smells of sweet molasses, dark roasted malts, charred oak, vanilla from the bourbon, and figs/dates. There are also hints of coffee and booze. Really smells wonderful!

T- The flavor opens sweet, with molasses, chocolate, and candied figs and dates. This gives way to tons of bitter roast/coffee, bitter baker's chocolate, vanilla, and charred oak. There's also a bit of a dry, vinous bite on the back of the tongue in the finish. It's very impressive how this brew toys with being cloyingly sweet and then excessively bitter, but manages to use this to stay balanced. A bit of the bourbon comes through, but a little more would make this almost perfect.

M- The mouthfeel is thick and viscous, coating the tongue, with just enough carbonation. Only a mild amount of boozy heat comes through, which is impressive considering the 14% abv.

O- Overall I am thoroughly impressed with this beer! I love more roasty/coffee forward stouts, and this delivers, while adding sweet and charred flavors from the barrel!

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 05:47:35 | More by SadMachine
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stooge

Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.9%

12-06-2013 04:56:18 | More by stooge
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BeerJesus

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-05-2013 23:44:14 | More by BeerJesus
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md655321

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

12-03-2013 20:41:13 | More by md655321
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MichiBrew

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2012 vintage waxed bottle poured into a small snifter...wanted to revisit this prior to 4Elf 2013 to prepare! Only have a 4pack left from last year and 3 from 2011...

Appearence is opaque black with that signature chocolate milky head...its always a serious affair with this brew...

Nose has a surprisingly noticeable amt of alcohol considering this bottle has almost a year on it...this is followed by smooth notes of roasty dark chocolatish malts that suggest the beer has smoothed out...

Yup...this is indeed the case...taste is tremendously smooth with extremely complex notes of dark flavors I simply cannot begin to describe accurately...that makes this very high abv beer very dangerous so use good judgement and proceed with caution...no question that a lil time on this beer creates a masterpiece however the full flavored nature of the fresh bottles are not to be ignored either...

Mouthfeel is top notch velvety smooth and without a hint of chalkiness as sometimes happens with bottles of this style...

Overall a must try...I personally consider it one of the best RIS available...of course it helps that I live an hour away from the brewery...a perfect stout night for me includes Black Note, BCBS, KBS, and good ol' BBPlead from Dark Horse...

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 03:51:41 | More by MichiBrew
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FleetwoodMatt

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

12-02-2013 03:16:24 | More by FleetwoodMatt
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petepiroc

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.9%

12-02-2013 00:15:02 | More by petepiroc
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StoutSlut

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -12.1%

12-01-2013 22:34:32 | More by StoutSlut
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BlakeAM

Illinois

4/5  rDev -12.1%

11-30-2013 03:34:49 | More by BlakeAM
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

11-30-2013 02:23:24 | More by Dawkins
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Jones153

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -12.1%

11-29-2013 01:23:03 | More by Jones153
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CGMLS3

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

11-27-2013 19:54:46 | More by CGMLS3
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Hail_to_the_Beers

Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.9%

11-27-2013 01:13:53 | More by Hail_to_the_Beers
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

11-24-2013 23:45:01 | More by XmnwildX12
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Jaysmittyland

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

11-24-2013 05:24:47 | More by Jaysmittyland
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mltobin

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

11-21-2013 23:53:40 | More by mltobin
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DarrenStory

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

11-21-2013 04:43:08 | More by DarrenStory
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22Blue

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

11-20-2013 00:30:33 | More by 22Blue
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.9%

11-20-2013 00:09:42 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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JSBILK

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

11-19-2013 23:33:05 | More by JSBILK
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smartassboiler

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.9%

11-19-2013 23:17:51 | More by smartassboiler
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TonyPierman

Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.9%

11-19-2013 22:54:56 | More by TonyPierman
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ECBS

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +9.9%

11-19-2013 13:42:23 | More by ECBS
Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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