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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

1,933 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,933
Reviews: 308
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 7.91%
Wants: 1,822
Gots: 474 | FT: 45
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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Jas45678

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-27-2013 01:48:19 | More by Jas45678
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EZEKIEL_F

Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.9%

10-27-2013 01:31:41 | More by EZEKIEL_F
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mpayne5

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

10-27-2013 01:26:26 | More by mpayne5
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carlosega

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-25-2013 13:26:30 | More by carlosega
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

10-25-2013 03:21:14 | More by HeadyTheElder
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TheConnMan

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

10-25-2013 02:23:20 | More by TheConnMan
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jemarent

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

10-24-2013 22:49:42 | More by jemarent
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PlinyBeMiney

California

4.15/5  rDev -8.8%

2012 vintage received via trade w/ TheCherryMan, thanks!

Pours graciously with no apparent head until I force the last on the bottle straight down. Head is a crown of caramel bubbles which settle along the edges of my snifter. The smell is dark chocolate, coffee, burnt vanilla and a musty bourbon. Despite the variety of flavors, everything seems somewhat muted. I appreciate the aggressive (but well integrated) taste of bourbon in an aged stout, but that isn't the case here. I'm just a bit disappointed, and as it warms I get a bit more bourbon, though not as well integrated and a bit fusel. The taste is something I can appreciate. It's smooth and mellow. No alcohol burn, and a nice roastiness. Mouthfeel is silky but a tad thin. My bottle says its 11% despite the description saying it should be 14%. I attribute the thinness to this. This may have been a thicker beer, but this version is definitely a lot lighter on the tongue. Overall, I'm happy to try this. I am starting to realize rarity can elevate a beers score, but in this case the beer gets the job done and I am more than happy to enjoy it. Cheers.

10-21-2013 02:55:08 | More by PlinyBeMiney
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GrizXTKEX519

Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.9%

10-20-2013 19:53:33 | More by GrizXTKEX519
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RayOhioFelton

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-20-2013 02:44:47 | More by RayOhioFelton
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michaellcoates

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-16-2013 17:46:38 | More by michaellcoates
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4/5  rDev -12.1%

10-15-2013 18:39:24 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.48/5  rDev -1.5%

Vintage 2011

Pours dark black with a 1/4 inch mocha head which fades quickly. Has a very nice sweet aroma with chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon, raisins, figs, coconut, oak, and vanilla. Even though I can clearly smell the bourbon, it does not have a boozy smell to it.

Tastes as great as it smells. Sweet with chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon, raisins, figs, coconut, oak, and vanilla. Just like with the aroma, the taste is not boozy, even though I can taste the bourbon. This aged the perfect amount of time to turn out this nice.

For some reason, the Plead the 5th base beer tastes boozier than this version. I may need to buy some more of the base beer, and age for a couple of years to compare.

Medium to full bodied with light carbonation. Has a chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon aftertaste. This is a very well made beer. I'm very glad to have a few more bottles to drink.

10-15-2013 01:03:05 | More by hardy008
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TheCrowsNest

California

4/5  rDev -12.1%

10-15-2013 00:20:46 | More by TheCrowsNest
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Brewski

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

10-14-2013 01:32:11 | More by Brewski
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-13-2013 19:42:27 | More by MarkyMOD
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bonkers

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-12-2013 18:41:49 | More by bonkers
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sirsteve42

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-09-2013 01:16:40 | More by sirsteve42
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theGlasstronaut

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-08-2013 20:31:53 | More by theGlasstronaut
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Yeti1979

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-06-2013 12:42:36 | More by Yeti1979
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

10-05-2013 13:40:48 | More by AlexFields
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Hamburgers

California

4.49/5  rDev -1.3%

2012 vintage. Happy Barrel Aged Beer Day! Pours jet black with thin brown head. Still pretty boozy even after a year in the cellar. Aroma of bourbon, dark chocolate, soy sauce, and dried fruit. Flavor is chocolaty up front with the bourbon lingering in the finish. Slight undertone of roasted malts. Nicely balanced. Heavy without being syrupy. Moderate carbonation. Overall an excellent barrel aged stout. Not a ton of depth but very balanced.

10-05-2013 09:40:31 | More by Hamburgers
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

10-05-2013 04:22:32 | More by vrbulldog22
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

10-05-2013 02:43:28 | More by zekeman17
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-02-2013 22:01:04 | More by tommyguz
Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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