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
Ranking:
#511
Reviews:
946
Ratings:
4,037
pDev:
7.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
564
Gots:
1,078
Trade:
110
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Ratings: 4,037 |  Reviews: 946
Photo of EvoRich
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Undated bottle into pint glass. Pours a very dark brown - looks totally black in the glass. Thin, milk-chocolate colored head. Initial impression is blackstrap molasses, dark chocolate, with maybe a taste of black coffee. Mouthfeel is medium - thinner than I like/expect of an Imperial Stout. Alcohol is extremely well hidden. Finish is smooth and semi-sweet - again, the molasses is front and center.
Pt5 isn't something you'd imbibe by the dozen, but if you're sitting by the fire on a chilly February evening it sure makes winter seem a lot more bearable!

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Photo of RochefortChris
3.83/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MjBrewhouse
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mudROCK
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A very complex, flavorful Imperial Stout that is easy to drink- maybe a bit too easy for the 11.0% abv!!! But hey, I'm not complaining at all about that! This will be on my dark beer rotation from now on.

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Photo of Justdoit1234
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NathanBeets
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of amsett10
3.71/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of damndirtyape
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, bottled on 12/05/17, served in a snifter.

Appearance: Pitch black letting no light through at all. Thin dark tan ring of foam, some fine island and strands of lacing that slowly slid down the glass.

Smell: At first, a little coppery, and then a nice hit of roasted malt, maybe just a hint of almond, and some toffee-like sweetness. Cocoa powder chocolate notes as well.

Taste: Chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, a little licorice, a little marzipan, and a lingering bitterness that is part black coffee, part metallic, part bittersweet chocolate

Mouthfeel: Creamy, just right carbonation. A bit sticky on the teeth and a little warming at the finish.

Overall / Drinkability: A really good imperial stout, quite rich flavors and a nice combination of flavors as well with some interesting notes I haven't typically had in a stout, at least not in awhile. Would definitely pair this with a meal, but quite good by itself as a slow sipping beer. I will definitely have to pick this up again.

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Photo of Mikecd234
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lanciloti
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of baklo
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of willp27
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Griphon
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurzman
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of austinc94
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of mush
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jkblr
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottled 11/25/16 poured into a tulip glass at fridge temp 11% ABV. The beer pours dense black with a little tight reddish brown head. The head recedes quickly leaving just a faint ring and a bit of lacing. The aroma is dark chocolate and just a little tobacco. The taste is dark chocolate up front with a very roasty bitterness coming in to finish. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, adequately carbonated with a wet, but not overly sweet finish. Overall, very good, but not in the same class as some of the titans of the style.

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Photo of GaToWyo
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of antman27
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Plead The 5th Imperial Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 4,037 ratings