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

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100
world-class

1,842 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,842
Reviews: 306
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 7.91%
Wants: 1,780
Gots: 459 | 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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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

06-25-2014 07:50:49 | More by Kopfschuss
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

06-25-2014 02:48:35 | More by AngusOg
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BillHilly

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-25-2014 01:10:44 | More by BillHilly
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bowzer4birdie

Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Seriously, DH does a damn fine job with this brew. The bourbon complements the base perfectly in my opinion and just balances everything out so nicely in this beer. There is a malty, roasty bitterness in the base that is not my preference but that is just me. I caught some molasses here, also, which was a nice surprise for my palate. Looking at it objectively as I can, this beer is so worthy of its WC status. Got to head to Elf Party for more this winter!

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2014 16:08:48 | More by bowzer4birdie
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steelerbrian1

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.9%

06-23-2014 19:13:25 | More by steelerbrian1
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loverofthecraft

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

06-23-2014 02:50:10 | More by loverofthecraft
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RColbert3

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

06-22-2014 19:54:15 | More by RColbert3
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DerrickW

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-22-2014 19:45:33 | More by DerrickW
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OrangeMen

New York

4.86/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap

Bourbon characteristics are undeniably present but not overwhelming.

Excellent roast/toast, w/ oaky flavor and boozy presence throughout. As the beer warms the vanilla unfolds, chocolates too.

An exceptional beer. Totally worth going out of my way to try this on tap as i have little chance of getting this bottled. A real treat.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2014 19:23:25 | More by OrangeMen
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

06-22-2014 03:16:55 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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Riggsenater

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -17.6%

06-22-2014 02:10:47 | More by Riggsenater
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hops202

District of Columbia

4.73/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2013 Vintage poured into a Dogfish Snifter

A - pours thick and jet black. Used motor oil

S - Bourbon and roast, nothing incredibly strong though

T - bourbon, roasted chocolate and deliciousness perfectly balanced. Doesn't get much better.

M - creamy and silky smooth

O - One of the best BBA stouts to date.

2012 vintage - still very roasty toasty and chocolatey. Bourbon has faded slightly but still very delicious

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 00:08:35 | More by hops202
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rdooley

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-21-2014 21:28:30 | More by rdooley
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djgustafson

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-21-2014 14:31:54 | More by djgustafson
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pgrenvicz

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

06-20-2014 22:23:59 | More by pgrenvicz
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huskermike12

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

06-20-2014 15:01:40 | More by huskermike12
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dxbq48

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-20-2014 03:54:16 | More by dxbq48
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BeerTick

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-19-2014 23:44:35 | More by BeerTick
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kayakandbeer

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

06-19-2014 23:00:06 | More by kayakandbeer
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kermis

Netherlands

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

06-19-2014 22:35:30 | More by kermis
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HookemHoos

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

06-19-2014 16:46:04 | More by HookemHoos
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VernonBaxter

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

06-19-2014 16:41:34 | More by VernonBaxter
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Ilovelampandbeer

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-19-2014 06:37:06 | More by Ilovelampandbeer
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Nat1975

Indiana

5/5  rDev +9.9%

06-18-2014 23:07:18 | More by Nat1975
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dirtydisk

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

06-18-2014 20:31:33 | More by dirtydisk
Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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