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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.98%
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:
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(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-29-2010)
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2/5  rDev -47.2%

DonFrap, Jul 11, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34%

DantheMan75, Dec 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Apr 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

ravot, Dec 11, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Gotti311, Apr 22, 2013
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2.89/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

This year's batch, a couple months old.

A: Pitch-black pour, big dense medium brown head. Head fades impossibly slow and never fully disappears; great retention. Heavy, thick tufts of lacing on the glass.

S: Quite sour fruits. Cherries and grapes mainly. Mild dark fruits and roasted malt with some booziness.

T: Up front, sour sour sour cherries with just a hint of grape. Leather in the middle. Quick burst of roasted malt in the middle and in the finish with some decent chocolate and char. Changes back to even more sour fruits. Kind of a bile-like taste, feels like I just threw up a regular PT5. Hints of sweet milk chocolate in the aftertaste.

M: On the heavier side but with high carbonation that lightens it up a bit.

O: Meh, I just don't see the appeal with this one. PT5 is great but this covers up 90% of the PT5 flavor with an unpleasant sourness. I think I liked even the Lambeaks better than this one. This just tastes like an infected/ruined PT5. I choked down some and then poured it out.

Dope, Mar 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Filabee, Apr 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

johndoe8, Feb 05, 2012
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3.2/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

750ml bottle from the '12 4 Elf release. Split 4 ways during our Plead the 5th mini tasting, poured into Lawson's tulip. Hard to read the black on black ink, but it looks like this is bottle 150 something out of ~300 bottles released. Thanks Paul (Anonymous1) for the hookup.

A- Pours a completely still jet black that leaves some alcohol legs but pretty much nothing else going on. Looks similar in appearance to the regular Pt5 except it doesn't have any head to speak of and absolutely no carbonation.

S- Lots of dark fruits such as cherries, grapes, raspberries, etc. with a nice slightly vinegary sourness to it and some oak barrel notes in the background. Nice balance, pleasant smelling for a dark sour, fairly aromatic, decently complex. Surprisingly the aroma was actually quite nice and is pretty much on par with other top notch sours such as Tart of Darkness.

T- This is where the beer starts to go downhill. The taste does not quite follow through from the nose and is subdued and watery. Subtle flavors of dark fruits, cherries, faint dark chocolate, and a slight acetic watery finish. While the taste wasn't terrible, I was kind of let down especially after how nice the aroma was.

M- This was by far the worst part of the beer and what caused it's downfall. The only good thing I can say about the feel is that it was drinkable and decently smooth besides that though the beer was entirely flat and fairly watery which completely destroyed anything the beer had going on for it and made it almost undrinkable. Easily one of the flatest and worst feeling beers I've encountered.

O- After hearing the reviews I had very low expectations going into this beer. Besides the aroma which was actually quite nice this beer was kind of a mess mostly because it was completely flat. If they could add some carbonation to it it might actually be fairly decent. I'd like to see them make this beer again and fix the carbonation issues, but otherwise I probably wouldn't be looking to try it again any time soon.

jaasen64, May 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

dbc5, May 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

tectactoe, Mar 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

trginter, Aug 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

spycow, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour with dark roasted malt, cocoa, acidic, and funk aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour cocoa and funk flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness and acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but could use more carbonation in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

zestar, Jan 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

lunarbrew, Dec 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

FrankHammer, Aug 05, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

womencantsail, Feb 20, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

5/14/2011

Bottle shared by Carlos (Seaoflament) at Lost Abbey's 5th anniversary. Thanks!

A: Nondescript. Pitch black with really no head. Pretty much still.

S: Dark chocolate with plum, grape, and a mild lactic sourness. It seems like this was unintentionally infected. Not bad though. Lightly roasted with some oak and vanilla. Not much evident booze.

T: The flavor is better than the aroma. Dark chocolate integrates well with sour cherry and plum. Lightly roasted with a big lactic presence. Mild booze with oak in the finish.

M: Flat and full in body. Smooth and sticky mouthfeel.

Overall: An interesting beer that was enjoyable. I definitely prefer the base beer though.

HopHead84, May 15, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

beergorrilla, May 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

GRG1313, Jan 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Zaphog, Dec 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

RedneckBeerz, Sep 08, 2013
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klipper, May 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Aigre (Sour) Plead The 5th from Dark Horse Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.