Plead The 5th Imperial Stout | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Decided to grab this brew in celebration of the Blackhawks Stanley Cup victory!

A: Pours a dark, motor oil brown with a tan head that fades quickly. Thick, as expected.

A: The nose is divided between sweet and dark chocolate malts and coffee.

T: The sweeter milk chocolate notes (lactose) surface immediately and gradually fade to a wonderful dark chocolate/coffee finish. There is an underlying fruit character as well--perhaps raisins. The combination of flavors yields some char character, and oak qualities as well.

M: Milky and somewhat chewy, with mild, fine carbonation that fits the profile well.

O: IPt5 fulfills the criteria for a stout experience, but it provides a complex enough experience to separate from most of the pack. Definitely worth the purchase.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to stxSS07 for the extra!

A- Pitch black pour, frothy mocha colored head with some foamy lacing.

S- Roasty charred malt, hints of coffee and cocoa. Almost a coffee creamer aroma is present too.

T- Big, rich roasty malt flavors. Cocoa, hints of coffee, still getting a lactose-like taste. Almost like a sugarless brownie with a hint of char. Very tasty and big on flavor.

M- A huge, smooth, creamy, full-bodied stout. Medium-low carbonation, a smooth sipper.

O- A great imperial stout. Nothing that strays from the norm, but extremely well done.

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A - Pours a midnight black with a one-finger tan head.

S - Smell of sweet chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee.

T - Sweet upfront with a nice amount of dark chocolate. Roasted malts, espresso, and some smokiness throughout. Finish has a nice coffee bitterness. ABV is well hidden.

M - Heavy bodied with medium carbonation. Nice smooth creamy mouthfeel.

O - This is a fantastic RIS. Very drinkable with lots of big bold flavors. Highly recommended.

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Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 4,035 ratings