Plead The 5th Imperial Stout | Dark Horse Brewing Company

Plead The 5th Imperial StoutPlead The 5th Imperial Stout
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Plead The 5th Imperial StoutPlead The 5th Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.2/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.88/5  rDev -10%

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4.28/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.94/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Black opaque, slight tan head, which fades to a ring at the glass edge.

S - Booze is front, suggestive of a barrel even though this one has not been placed in one, with dark fruits, roasted malts, and hints of dark chocolate.

T - Roasted malts form up with strong dark chocolate flavors, a hint of tobacco and leather, toasted bread and plums and prunes. Close is slightly bitter.

M - Slick and full. Dries a touch in the end. Mild carbonation and strong alcohol, a solid warmth as it goes

O - A very fine imperial stout, with a nice balance of chocolate and other roasted malt flavors. A solid sipper.

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4.04/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.4/5  rDev +2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.95/5  rDev -8.4%

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of alcohol, roasted malt, sweet malt, hint of caramel malt, slight hop, and a hint of oatmeal. Fits the style of a Russian Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is a noticeable dryness. Tastes of roasted malt, sweet malt, slight caramel malt, alcohol, hint of hop, and a hint of oatmeal. Overall, decent appearance, good aroma, decent feel, good body, and decent overall.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95.9% out of 100 with 3,982 ratings
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