Plead The 5th Imperial Stout | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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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

Added by HopHead84 on 09-27-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,982
Reviews:
933
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
8.27%
 
 
Wants:
556
Gots:
1,060
For Trade:
113
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Photo of Resuin
4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a teku glass. It looks like the bottle says 03.05.14 so this is pretty fresh.

Appearance: Pours jet black and leaves two fingers of tan/light-medium brown head which fades pretty quickly to a layer atop the beer.

Smell: Big roasted malts, coffee, fudge-like chocolate, some dark fruits, a hint of cherry. Fairly decadent. Very nice aroma.

Taste: Matches the smell until the finish which is a bit more bitter. Roasted malts, fudge, coffee, vanilla, marshmallow, a bit of char. Slightly bitter finish. ABV is masked really well.

Mouth-feel: Low carbonation with a thick, creamy body. Finishes smooth.

Overall: A very impressive stout. Rich, thick body with a decadent aroma and wonderful flavor. Really tasty.

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Photo of stevehagy
4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of jono0101
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of GameOfBeers
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SanFranJake
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of DahWag
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of sabitu
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Sam_Gladieux
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Afroman
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of tvenne
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlarmClock314
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, dated 12/13/16. Pours jet black with a small sized dark khaki head. Smells of roasted malt, caramel, cocoa with some earthy hops, coffee, and char. The taste follows exactly with roasted malt, caramel, cocoa, hops, coffee, and char. Surprisingly low bitterness for the style and light sweetness. The alcohol is well hidden. Thick, rich body and low carbonation. Overall, this felt like a mix of a RIS and a Milk Stout. It's viscous, lightly bitter, and hits on all the relevant stout flavors. A well crafted brew.

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Photo of TravisShaneRedden
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of JakerLou
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Mattco
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of mrw1zard
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of rsquared59
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dave11899
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
4.23 out of 5 based on 3,982 ratings.
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