Plead The 5th Imperial Stout | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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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: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

2012 bottle

Pours pitch black with a slight skim coat of head. Does leave a nice ring around the glass. This beer is nice and thick.

The smell is some roasted malts, dark chocolate and fruits. Not overpowering very mellow.

Taste is so smooth. Sometimes the RIS taste can be very overpowering to me. This is very smooth and almost creamy. I get some chocolate and roast flavor. At 11% ABV the alcohol is hidden very well in this one.

Mouthfeel is thick, smooth and just what you would expect from a RIS.

Overall a very solid beer. A go to for the non barrel aged RIS.

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4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into tulip 20/10/14, thanks alfie for the bottle

A motor oil black right out of the bottle, I'm talking black, not much for an edge and a dark mocha foam falls rather quickly but manages to leave plenty of lace, one of the darker beers I've seen recently

S lots of coco, bakers chocolate, fudge, dark roast, a hint of booze, a little char and smoke

T more of the same but with a little more intensity, some dark fruit, more char and a little burnt coffee

M silky on the way in, thick and chewy as they come, bubbles cream it up, the booze is well hidden, just a little sticky on the lips, fruity char lingers, feels like a monster

O lots of dark roast and well concealed booze but could use a little more complexity but its big, rich, and drinkable for the strength

Not a bad beer but I'm looking forward to the BB version as I could see it doing wonders for this one

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