Plead The 5th Imperial Stout | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
3,974
Reviews:
930
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
8.27%
 
 
Wants:
556
Gots:
1,061
For Trade:
114
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark chocolate, dark fruit, roasty, light bitterness, smoke, burnt coffee, toffee, caramel, hidden alcohol, balanced

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Photo of DuffDadddy
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Paccamacca
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of doremite
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

The abv is well hidden and smooth mouthfeel for such a big beer. Yet nice big roasty chocolate imp flavor. Touch of toffee but not all that sweet. Can see why this gets great reviews. Happy to have tried it and would buy again.

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4.36/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of CraftBeerFTW
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of stogirelli
4.4/5  rDev +4%

Photo of superspak
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 1/22/2013. Pours dense pitch black color with a small dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, molasses, toffee, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, light char, light dark fruits, and roasted earthiness. Incredible aromas with awesome complexity and balance of big dark, roasted, and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toffee, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, light char, light dark fruits, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toffee, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, light char, light dark fruits, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and balance of big dark, roasted, and bready malt flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible imperial stout! All around fantastic complexity and balance of big dark, roasted, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. An absolutely amazing offering.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of kkleu357
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%

From notes on 2/27/14

Jet black. Minimal dark tan had. Very strong stout smell. Really sweet smelling. Taste like eating a dark chocolate candy. Mildly roasty. Minimal coffee flavor. Mostly chocolaty. Very good. Would love to try the bourbon barrel version.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.4/5  rDev +4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.56/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.52/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.88/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of ThePaleRider
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
4.23 out of 5 based on 3,974 ratings.
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