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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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Gotti311

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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

Massachusetts

2.89/5  rDev -23.7%

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.

03-30-2013 01:54:44 | More by Dope
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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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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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ROBSTARR

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-24-2012 00:02:51 | More by Caterwaul
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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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avschmitt

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

12-11-2012 03:19:51 | More by avschmitt
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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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rjacobs6

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

12-09-2012 06:42:48 | More by rjacobs6
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monitorpop

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-11-2012 18:19:11 | More by monitorpop
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-23-2012 19:08:17 | More by imperialking
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

09-30-2012 12:59:37 | More by AleWatcher
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Gushue3

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

06-22-2012 18:08:52 | More by Gushue3
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.23/5  rDev +11.6%

Pours a fizzy dark tan head. Color is a deep black.

Aroma: Pretty much plead the fifth flavors with a noticeable cherry flavors. A little bit of bourbon showing through.

Taste: Sour Pt5. It is very unique. Sour cherries combined with bourbon, chocolate, caramel, coffee and roasted malts.

Mouthfeel: Sour and roasted. Full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry and roasted.

Overall, this beer may be better than regular Pt5. It is very tasty. Reminds me of a cherry ris.

05-15-2012 00:52:15 | More by mothman
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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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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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johndoe8

California

3/5  rDev -20.8%

02-05-2012 05:03:44 | More by johndoe8
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-01-2012 20:06:38 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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zachary80

Indiana

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%

2012 4Elf Cork and Cage 750ml.
Bottle 3 of 304, batch 3838/9 (unsure second digit of batch)
Super tough to get the cork out but is nicely carbonated.

Black body, good head that stays about 1cm throughout the glass, good lacing. Very good for an imperial stout.

Black cherry sour notes, some roasted malt, sweetness of the underlying stout.

Flavor is a little lighter than expected and front-loaded, mostly following the aroma. Finish is somewhat dry and short, a little chocolate, just a small amount of lasting bitterness. Definitely sour but not puckering.

Mouthfeel is thin, apparent carbonation seems low. I would say this isn't below average for a sour stout but I would still expect more on an imperial. Alcohol is only really noticeable once this warms up to near room-temp, then it hangs around but remains mild.

Very good, but not my favorite sour imperial stout. Not sure I prefer it over regular Plead the Fifth but is a nice addition to the sour stouts I've had. The difference in this bottle was much more noticeable than in the drafts at 4Elf 2010.

12-13-2011 00:57:43 | More by zachary80
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brystmar

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-12-2011 19:44:16 | More by brystmar
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mdfb79

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-07-2011 20:17:15 | More by mdfb79
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zchall23

Texas

5/5  rDev +31.9%

11-23-2011 00:04:58 | More by zchall23
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tclapper

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +31.9%

11-17-2011 03:19:59 | More by tclapper
Aigre (Sour) Plead The 5th from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.