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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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4.31/5
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3,993 Ratings
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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

Added by HopHead84 on 09-27-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#472
Reviews:
936
Ratings:
3,993
pDev:
7.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
558
Gots:
1,064
Trade:
111
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Ratings: 3,993 |  Reviews: 936
Photo of Resuin
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
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 Sarge3130
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Blaze5445
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Gunch52
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of trevor_s
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of BreakfastStout
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of stdaniel
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark coffee, minimal chestnut colored head that disapates quickly.

S: Roasted malts, coffee, hint of vanilla, overall typical of an imperial stout

T: Roasted/charred malt, but not overpowering. Again, coffee, vanilla, sweetness. Balanced out very nicely with the high ABV. Not boozy at all.

M: Creamy, luxurious. Even the last few sips had that hit of carbonation that cuts through the sweetness.

O: No aging necessary for this impressive example of a RIS.

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Photo of shawlaqua
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Mar02x
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Lynn
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Bhoward0698
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of b2611
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of markgugs
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of ScotNH
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of lswilma
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of rodlavers
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of trevorpost
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of dejones
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of barhoc11
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Darkest of dark, looks like used motor oil but in a good way. little to no head on the beer.

S: Sweet roast smell, one of the best smelling RIS's I have had

T: Just as it smells, very sweet with the roasted malt finish. As with most RIS's, this gets better as it warms

M: Nicely carbonated and thick in your mouth, just as it should for this style

O: This is one of my favorite RIS's, it pushes the limits of the style but in a very good way. It is hard to tell this is 11% abv

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Photo of drbenderdo
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of BG24
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of ryand14
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of core42
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 3,993 ratings
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