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Aigre (Sour) Plead The 5th - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

61 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 42
Gots: 22 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-29-2010)
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ravot

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

12-11-2013 04:29:00 | More by ravot
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-11-2014 11:52:24 | More by tectactoe
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Jayman931

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +5.5%

09-28-2013 00:14:23 | More by Jayman931
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

04-20-2013 12:12:57 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%

An imperial stout at heart, with sourness that is bretty in the finish. Roast aroma. Very undercarbonated, despite a cork that took Shwartzneiger work to remove. Very dark brown without a head. Middling and smooth mouthfeel.Liam’s bottle, thanks for sharing.

01-21-2013 17:01:28 | More by Sammy
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-14-2013 19:31:59 | More by Gonzoillini
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-30-2013 03:38:52 | More by beergorrilla
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-20-2014 17:21:27 | More by GRG1313
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claaark13

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

12-10-2012 02:10:26 | More by claaark13
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tclapper

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +31.9%

11-17-2011 03:19:59 | More by tclapper
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-23-2012 03:52:52 | More by Zaphog
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +5%

Bottle from buzze40, 750ml into a tulip. Batch 32057, bottle 156 of 304. Insanely tough cork to remove.

Black with a light tan head, without any lace or retention. Nose of black cherries, chocolate, some roast, light oak and general berry aromas. Taste has roast, dark fruits, a mild sourness, tart berries and dark chocolate. Light body for the style, and perhaps on the flatter side of things in terms of carbonation. Regardless, this has disguised the alcohol substantially and was still pretty decent.

02-06-2013 18:09:33 | More by liamt07
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

01-13-2013 15:27:59 | More by ROBSTARR
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%

Thanks to TurdFurgison for opening this bottle at the post-Christmas Chicago tasting. Served in a Cantillon tulip.

Pours a pretty dark brown with a minimal amount of light foam on the top of the beer without too much else there. The nose is pretty good. There really isn't all that much sourness. I would think this has to have been accidentally infected, as I was curious about the concept to begin with and this doesn't seem like it was intentionally soured. Who knows. Some chocolate and roast there as well as a bit of woody character.

The taste again shows no sourness but does have a good dose of wood and chocolate. Very nice roast there as well. The mouthfeel is pretty good. It is somewhat thick and the barrel character works well. Pretty drinkable, though. Interesting, but I still don't really see the point of this one.

01-05-2011 02:03:46 | More by Thorpe429
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AgentZero

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

Big thanks to TurdFurgison for sharing this one at a tasting in Chicago.

A - Dark brown beer that get close to black when it's out of the light. Little bit of tan head, nothing really left on the sides.

S - Vanilla, roast, some chocolate, there's really not a ton of sour on this one. honestly not sure exctly where they were going with this one as sour doesn't seem present.

T - Some butter, roast, vanilla, there's a bit of bourbon. Just a slight bit o wood with some caramel, still not really getting any of the sour on this, but as far as a barrel aged stout goes it's solid.

M - Full bodied, lower carbonation, very smooth.

O - Decent barrel aged RIS, but it's not fantastic and it's not sour. Decent beer, but somewhat confusing.

07-24-2011 20:34:59 | More by AgentZero
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

09-30-2012 12:59:37 | More by AleWatcher
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +5%

tried this beer this on saturday nite with some friends! Thanks for bringing it out Jeff!

reviewed from notes.

Appearance: black bodied beer with an almost nonexistant head.

Smell: bourbon and chocolates. Maybe some subtle sour smell here.

Taste: Bourbon sweetness and big impy stout flavors of coffee, vanilla, and chocolate. Midtaste you get a mild to moderate sour taste that actually works well with in this big stout. Finish is still a bit sour and no booze is in the finish.

Mouthfeel: high end of medium bodied beer with low carbonation. This beer has a really slick and oily feel to it.

Overall: This is a really interesting beer. Really breaks the mold of how beer can taste. Great creativity by Dark Horse on this beer! Its interesting how a beer can be both sweet and sour at the same time!

08-15-2011 18:04:58 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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womencantsail

California

3.58/5  rDev -5.5%

Thanks for this bottle, Derek.

Pours nearly black in color with a small khaki head. Starts off with fairly regular stout aromas such as roasted malt, coffee, and some vanilla from the oak. The vinegar and sourness come through toward the back end. It also has an interesting grass aroma. Tastes a bit more sour than it smells, but still lots of roasted malt and a hint of coffee. The oak flavor is there and provides a slightly drying tannic feel to the beer. A decent amount of vinegar, but not overly acetic. There is even a touch of fruit on the palate.

02-20-2012 01:56:54 | More by womencantsail
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avschmitt

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

12-11-2012 03:19:51 | More by avschmitt
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brystmar

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-12-2011 19:44:16 | More by brystmar
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trginter

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

08-21-2013 17:25:31 | More by trginter
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-08-2013 10:53:17 | More by RedneckBeerz
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

04-22-2013 12:31:33 | More by Gotti311
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klipper

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-13-2012 23:54:10 | More by klipper
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Matthewpakula

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

08-28-2013 14:49:11 | More by Matthewpakula
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Aigre (Sour) Plead The 5th from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.