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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

2,054 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,054
Reviews: 317
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 7.91%
Wants: 1,859
Gots: 484 | FT: 46
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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Photo of JohnParadee
4.35/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from tap into a small tulip glass. Deep dark black. Thin beige head, dissipates to minimal rim, lots of tiny bubbles. Awesome lacing & retention. Beautiful nose of chocolate & coffee, burnt roasted malt. On the palate, roasted chocolate and coffee flavors dominate. Not as boozy as others. Alcohol is almost unnoticeable, but strong carbonation. Overall, a delightful experience.

JohnParadee, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of pcarney8
5/5  rDev +9.9%

pcarney8, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of HoppyKilaMonster
4.28/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle. 2013 Vintage
A- Pours near pitch black with a nice cream colored head.

S-Creamy bourbon. Nice vanilla undertones.

T-Bourbon up front, followed closely by oak, vanilla, and finally a slight alcoholic burn.

M-Smooth and creamy. A little high on the carbonation for a barrel aged stout.

O- A well done brew. Easy drinker, but that little alcohol kick at the end lets you know it is an 11% beast.

HoppyKilaMonster, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of mattsmith413
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

mattsmith413, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of santa216
5/5  rDev +9.9%

santa216, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of Axnjxn
4.41/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage into an old hickory snifter. bottling date dec 5 2013 bottle # 4724 / 4813

Pours a pitch black with a big inch and a half thick beige head. Smell is very big no bourbon...nice! the taste and feel is so creamy and the bourbon is very big up front...bigger than bourbon county even. Alcohol heat is also very pronounced...this is a big beer for sure! very full bodied, on point. the creaminess feel is so amazing, my god.

overall lives up to the hype as a world class beer....sweet!

Axnjxn, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of Phil_H
5/5  rDev +9.9%

Phil_H, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of Dicers
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

Dicers, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of shredder83
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

shredder83, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of blackrim
5/5  rDev +9.9%

blackrim, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of schiltron
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

schiltron, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of zacky_U
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

zacky_U, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of JMurphy41
4/5  rDev -12.1%

JMurphy41, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of DrewGingras
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

DrewGingras, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of jplopez21
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

jplopez21, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of cwguy5
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

cwguy5, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of DogfishJoe
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

DogfishJoe, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of nesarebad
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

nesarebad, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of maxcoinage
4.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2013 Vintage (acquired in a trade with @MichiganderHB) poured into snifter.

look - pitch black with a few cm mocha head that settled down quickly

smell - amazing - slight bourbon, dark fruit, vanilla, oak, dark chocolate

taste - unbelievable! Follows the aroma. dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, some booze on the finish

mouthfeel - fairly thick, lower carb, finshes smooth

overall - wow. this is amazing - it's actually more drinkable than BCBS fresh . it'd be such a tough choice if I had to pick between the two. Glad I got a 4 pack!!!

maxcoinage, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of brewtus
4.54/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured 2012 vintage into a snifter.

A- oil black with a bubbly single finger dark tan head
S- lots of chocolate, bourbon barrel, cinnamon, marshmallow,
T- very smooth, tons of dark chocolate, the bourbon barrel is nice and not overpowering at all, marshmallow, cinnamon, some coffee, dark fruit, no alcohol to be tasted. Finishes with a nice bourbon-y chocolate flavor
M- so smooth, one of the highlights of this beer
O- this is a great, well balanced bba stout. The flavors are in perfect harmony, it's not too sweet, not too boozy, amazing texture, all around great barrel aged stout that I'd love to try fresh.

brewtus, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of Nolen12
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Nolen12, Jan 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

JCam9981, Jan 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Dave_Treat, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of nollie77
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

nollie77, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of BumpkinBrewer
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

BumpkinBrewer, Jan 03, 2014
Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th from Dark Horse Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,054 ratings.