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Dark Horse Plead the 5th (2013)

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by mjshearer1, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Advocate (740) Michigan Apr 3, 2006

    I had one from last year that tasted great. Lookiing forward to the '12 vs '13 this weekend.
     
  2. jageraholic

    jageraholic Savant (465) Massachusetts Sep 16, 2009 Verified

    I agree. What's weird was the first 3 bottles were fine, I had two 4 packs so I'm not sure which bottles came from which 4 pack but they both should be from the same batch but so far the last two bottles i've had have tasted infected.
     
  3. Czar_chasm

    Czar_chasm Savant (390) Michigan Jun 20, 2012 Verified

    I've heard of them having problems with QC for past batches. I'm far from an expert so maybe someone else knows more...
     
  4. spambum

    spambum Aficionado (160) Florida Apr 10, 2012 Verified

    Does anyone know if they sell 4-packs or cases at the brewery? And what the cost is?
     
  5. Imperial_Sapient_Groat

    Imperial_Sapient_Groat Savant (385) Michigan Oct 3, 2012 Verified

    Yes they do, if i remember right its around $15 per 4 pack
     
  6. It is awesome! Just picked up a case!!
     
  7. maddogg

    maddogg Aficionado (210) New York Jan 15, 2010 Verified

    Just landed in Ny. Cant wait, cracking a double crooked tree as i type. Delicous!
     
  8. love it. maybe even more than founders RIS.
     
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  9. beerborn

    beerborn Savant (345) Georgia Jan 22, 2012

    still can't find any
     
  10. BobSmooth

    BobSmooth Initiate (0) Illinois Dec 19, 2009

    I'm not positive but I think they are 12/13 down here near Peoria.
     
  11. A place I buy a lot of my beer got some cases of this in and I'm debating whether or not I want to buy a case.
     
  12. chalsk

    chalsk Aficionado (175) New Jersey Jan 21, 2010

    Where in NY?
     
  13. Yep, same taste. It's like a sour stout.
     
  14. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (580) Michigan Jun 30, 2009 Verified

    Just opened a cellared '09 Plead and wow does this get better with time. It reminds me of what happens to Expedition. Basically the dark fruit flavors are more prelevant and the roast ones goes away completely.
     
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  15. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Savant (400) New York Aug 1, 2012 Verified

    See that I dig:)
     
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  16. Benny3000

    Benny3000 Savant (385) Michigan Apr 4, 2012

    I just popped a fresh one a couple nights ago. I was quite impressed. One of the best non barrel aged imperial stouts I have ever had. The price of 9-12 for a four pack makes it that much better. Im really looking forward to trying the BB version of this.
     
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  17. NooseJustice

    NooseJustice Advocate (650) Indiana Aug 4, 2010 Verified

    set me back $15 for the last 4 pack here in Indy. no doubt it'll be worth it.
     
  18. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Advocate (740) Michigan Apr 3, 2006

    Blind tasted the '12 vs the '13, both my wife preferred the '12 but the '13 was still damn good. I've recently done this with FBS, FIS and Pt5th; year old is 6-0 is my house with KBS up next hopefully. FBS is the only one that tasted completely different.
     
  19. stayclean

    stayclean Savant (370) Wisconsin Mar 17, 2012

    As someone who feels lucky that I was able to land two singles of it, I would have to go ahead and say I hope you have bought one since you posted this. I REALLY, REALLY HOPE YOU DID.
     
  20. If it's available in your area, the Dark Horse stout variety case is a good option for acquiring some Pt5. $38 a case, and includes 6 Pt5s. Given that Pt5 goes for upwards of $5 a bottle here, the mix case is a great value...plus you get 18 other Dark Horse stouts to enjoy, all of them good.

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  21. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (590) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    I still have some in my cellar. I'll have to crack one and see how it's drinking.
     
  22. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Advocate (650) Illinois Nov 14, 2012 Verified

    wow that would be awesome for me. I'm pretty sure its not gonna be available in my area.
     
  23. stayclean

    stayclean Savant (370) Wisconsin Mar 17, 2012

    What the hell? I'd buy the fuck out of that if ONLY for the Plead The Fifth (I like those other beers, don't get me wrong). :eek:
     
  24. bluewolf17

    bluewolf17 Savant (280) Maryland Mar 3, 2013 Verified

    Montgomery County, MD sucks. They send nothing good out here... Stupid county laws overriding the state laws!
     
  25. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Savant (345) Michigan Sep 6, 2012

    Best RIS made in MI imo and loving the fact that I can still find them lingering around hole in the wall bottle shops.
     
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  26. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Advocate (630) New York Aug 10, 2010 Verified

    Best non-barrel aged stout I've ever had. Sorry, other guys...
     
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  27. Plead The 5th is fantastic. Living in Michigan has its perks; Pt5th and Double Crooked Tree in beer stores!
     
  28. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Advocate (640) Illinois Feb 27, 2009 Verified

    Sadly I have to say I have only had Pt5 with a year of age on it, but I never knew it was tis hoppy. Lots of pine and not as ashy as with some with age on it. Still my favorite non BA stout though.
     
  29. DCgolfpro

    DCgolfpro Advocate (565) Maryland Oct 26, 2011 Verified

    Luckily DC and VA are right next door. At least great beer is within an hours drive.
     
  30. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,120) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012 Verified

    I'll second this. I just picked up another 4 pk. So delicious.
     
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  31. bluewolf17

    bluewolf17 Savant (280) Maryland Mar 3, 2013 Verified

    Yeah.. that's a valid point. I'm just bitter that one of the better beer stores in the county (half a mile down the street) can't get much of anything. Convenience is always nice.
     
  32. tourdot

    tourdot Advocate (525) Wisconsin Mar 3, 2012 Verified

    Do you mind sharing where you just picked up a 4? I was in Madtown 2 weeks ago and everyone was out.
     
  33. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Advocate (630) New York Aug 10, 2010 Verified

    One store only let me buy 1 bottle, then another encouraged me to buy a fourth 4 pack, but I politely declined. :confused:

    Gotta plan ahead; it's almost KBS and BCBW time.
     
  34. zachary80

    zachary80 Savant (345) Indiana Nov 29, 2009

    I've never seen any bottles for sale at the brewery besides 4 Elf
     
  35. sukwonee

    sukwonee Advocate (610) Washington Dec 13, 2011 Verified

    There was some ashy, smoke, cigarette like taste that I didn't enjoy too much, but I have some 2012 coming my way - will give it another try. I did really enjoy bourbon aged version of it though.
     
  36. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poobah (1,035) California Jan 31, 2005 Verified Subscriber

    I say BETTER than FIS
     
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  37. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 7, 2012

    They posted on their FB page awhile back that they had both Pt5 and Double Crooked Tree bottles for sale in their store. Probably want to call them first and find out.
     
  38. shadowane

    shadowane Savant (300) Pennsylvania Sep 7, 2007 Verified

    Did you buy that at Bella Vista? I think they put it together themselves which is why other markets may not see it.
     
  39. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Champion (970) Pennsylvania Apr 4, 2009 Verified Subscriber

    Oh lord I hope not.
     
  40. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Champion (970) Pennsylvania Apr 4, 2009 Verified Subscriber

    You definetly underpaid. Each of the regular stouts in the pack cost about 50$ a case and Pt5 goes for ~80.
    I think I got the variety case for ~55ish.