Plead The 5th Imperial Stout | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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4.3/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
darkhorsebrewery.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
2010 and pre: white label
2011: white label OR black label with black no logo cap
2012: black label with logo cap
2013: black label with logo cap, ABV of 11% in the top right corner and new government warning
2014 - white label with black logo cap, ABV of 11% in the top right corner, government warning on bottom right side of label

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,044
Reviews:
950
Ratings:
4,072
pDev:
7.91%
 
 
Wants:
565
Gots:
1,074
Trade:
108
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 4,072 |  Reviews: 950
Photo of schopenhauerale
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mickt465
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gradey
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jimmyd3
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryi86
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thank you FlintB for these!
2016 vs 2017 side by side, poured into tekus

2016:
A- Black with a two finger tan head 4.25

S- Dark fruits, dark chocolate, roasted malts, caramel malts, hints of licorice. 4.25

T- Roasted malts, dark fruits, chocolate, some coffee, caramel malts, touch of licorice. 4.5

M- Smooth, medium body. 4

O- A nice stout for aging, nice balanced dark fruits to the base beer, very enjoyable. 4.25

2017:
A- Black with a two finger tan head. 4.25

S- Roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel malts, some dark fruits, hints of licorice. 4.25

T- Roasted malts, chocolate, touch of dark fruit, caramel malts, hint of licorice. 4.5

M- Smooth, medium body. 4

O- A tasty stout, very nice balance. 4.25

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Photo of Nass
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No date or vintage on the bottle. Not a very big aroma as compared to other RIS that I have had in the past. On the taste I'm getting a fair amount of dark fruit notes but it's melded well together, some baker's chocolate, nice roast character on the finish. Yes, black licorice is a note that I can agree with on this beer. The 11% abv is well hidden, just a slight sting. I also agree that there is a good hop presence on the beer which I can care less for. It's a good RIS but it's not up there with the greats. Cheers! A-

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Photo of robotic_being
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NCSapiens
4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Brandonb0021
3.81/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cambabeer
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crobinso
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kiral
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OhioBeerFan
4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beersampler6
4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice smooth rich stout with some nice deep flavors. Pours a very deep, dark brown with a little tan head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells of malt, stone fruit, molasses, coffee and chocolate. Tastes follows the nose, and there are definitely notes of raisin, plum and currant in there. Also some bread and toasted nuttiness. Smooth mild mouthfeel, decent carbonation. Just a hint of creaminess. Can’t taste the high ABV but I wish this stout were just a little more complex and more coffee/chocolate-forward.

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Photo of I_Like_Beer
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtransel
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vidblain
3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MTKATL
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JOBEERFB
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cozmo
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tittyfish
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cmurphy7
3.81/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 4,072 ratings