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

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100
world-class

1,811 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,811
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 7.91%
Wants: 1,768
Gots: 461 | FT: 41
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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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.9%

06-10-2013 02:08:11 | More by JohnnieNepal
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bcrossan

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

06-09-2013 21:44:13 | More by bcrossan
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MarshallBirdhouse

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

06-09-2013 00:22:54 | More by MarshallBirdhouse
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riemster

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

06-08-2013 01:54:47 | More by riemster
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

4.04/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I have been waiting a while to try this one, but I was finally able to acquire it in a trade. Needless to say, I was excited to try it but found myself experiencing a mild letdown.

The stout had a mild bourbon aroma with malts lingering in the background. For a 14%ABV, I was anticipating a stronger bourbon aroma. In the initial taste, I detected vanilla, malt, bitter dark chocolate, burnt malts, and perhaps dark fruits. However, the taste just seems to end there with malts. There is a warming nature to the aftertaste, which one might find quite pleasant. In terms of taste, I just do not think this beer finished well. The thickness of the mouthfeel allow a sort of vacuum of malt which led to nothing more. For such a bold style, I expected more taste, and it just was not there.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 23:47:57 | More by JohnnyHopps
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tbdkev

Indiana

4.13/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown, motor oil color with some tan lacing. The aroma leaves something to be desired. Although the normal constituents of bourbon are present on the nose (i.e. vanilla, oak, etc.). There's a faint "saltwater" aroma as well, which is a little disconcerting. The taste follows the standard bourbon profile, with big burned elements and a heavy alcohol warmth throughout. The mouthfeel is pleasant, although I wish it was slightly thicker. The finish leaves something to be desired, as the big flavors from the initial taste disappear rather quickly, leaving only the burn. A solid brew from Dark Horse, but I'm a little let down.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 20:57:16 | More by tbdkev
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.9%

06-07-2013 04:40:41 | More by mportnoy
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CadetGCBD

Florida

5/5  rDev +9.9%

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HoppyLuckyGoGo

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-06-2013 18:16:44 | More by HoppyLuckyGoGo
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moshea

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

06-06-2013 17:20:08 | More by moshea
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Holmes698

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

06-06-2013 14:57:49 | More by Holmes698
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

06-06-2013 00:57:54 | More by savagepm
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BMart

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.9%

06-05-2013 12:06:48 | More by BMart
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Michigan

Michigan

4/5  rDev -12.1%

06-05-2013 03:51:18 | More by Michigan
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weaksauce

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

06-05-2013 01:55:42 | More by weaksauce
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Wade5614

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

06-04-2013 17:51:39 | More by Wade5614
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carteravebrew

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

06-04-2013 16:16:41 | More by carteravebrew
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

06-04-2013 05:55:28 | More by GRG1313
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Beerdy

Heard & McDonald Islands

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-03-2013 20:33:34 | More by Beerdy
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francisweizen

Alaska

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

06-03-2013 20:18:36 | More by francisweizen
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-03-2013 16:27:01 | More by hiphopj5
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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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maxwelldeux

Washington

5/5  rDev +9.9%

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vicsju1991

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

06-02-2013 21:27:29 | More by vicsju1991
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.9%

06-02-2013 13:47:16 | More by Phillyz
Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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