Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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4.65/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
2012 vintage Served in spiegelau snifter*
A - Black as night, just under a fingers width of head, decent lacing
S - Bourbon, cocoa, vanilla, char, oak… vanilla pops as it warms. As it warms greater bourbon and tobacco start to come through. Getting closer to room temp the dark fruits like cherry come through.
T - Chocolate, char, roast, bourbon, coffee...espresso aftertaste, even further aftertaste is dark belgian chocolate. As this warms it's getting better… Chocolate covered dark fruits start to come through… did I say espresso yet… damn this is good. No need to refrigerate this one… drink at room temp and you will get all the flavors your looking for. As you get closer to room temp tobacco comes through. This is the best natural chocolate taste you get from a beer due purely to a well balanced grain bill.
M - Smooth, velvety, rich but not overbearing at any point in time.
O - Perfect on a cool summer night… I want a case of this right now so I can drink it every time I get a fire going in the backyard. When I took my first sip after pulling out of the fridge I was a bit disappointed. DO NOT RUSH THIS ONE. Let it warm up and you will be blessed with an amazing beer. This is so drinkable for 11%
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 05:53:22 | More by jdprmd
4.69/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
2013 Vintage, Silver wax served in a goose island snifter
A -Black. Very Black. Minimal dark brown burnt colored head, nice oilyness coats the glass as I swirl it around.
S - Very nice boozy bourbon aroma that is reminiscent of BCBS. Rich chocolate and coffee hints of vanilla.
T - Great amount of toasted oak from the barrel as well as a nice rich sweet chocolate and slight coffee notes as well as a very nice bourbon presence. I love the regular Pt5, so its no surprise that this beer is even better.
M - Rich and thick, oily and chewy
This is one of the best barrel aged stouts I have had. Close to Bourbon County in mouthfeel and not as sweet. I will definitely be looking for more of this next year and years to come.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2014 20:31:49 | More by Chibeerguy1
Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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