Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th | 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): 12.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Russian Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels.

Added by MbpBugeye on 07-25-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#79
Reviews:
454
Ratings:
3,247
pDev:
7.51%
Bros Score:
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Photo of Aerizel
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mishi_d
4.8/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of PicoPapa
4.29/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle with no date on it. Pours a viscous black with no head. Zero lacing. Boozey aroma with vanilla, molasses, caramel and chocolate syrup. The taste is the Bourbon up front followed by dark chocolate, roasted malts, earth, tobacco and espresso. Woody, Bourbon finish with some cocoa. About as much alcohol heat as expected. Very low carbonation with a mouthfeel that is slightly lighter than expected. Overall, a great variant of an already great RIS.

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Photo of dafla67
4.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark black in color. Smell of bourbon, coffee and chocolate. Add to that vanilla when drinking. Really good.

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Photo of 94rocker1
4.83/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eldyr
4.56/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dontknojack
4.63/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stephenlee
4.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CFCforlife
4.63/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of larryarms847
4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours midnight black and thick as motor oil, with a plump head of off-white foam.

Deep roasted malt lends coffee like aroma, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and oak barrel notes.

The base beer actually stands out in flavor tremendously, while the barrel character adds vanilla, oak, bourbon, and toffee notes.

Full-bodied, medium carbonation, thick, chewy, delicious.

Overall, a smooth but heavy sipper and one to enjoy every sip of!

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Photo of FalconOne
4.63/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stt1118
4.18/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Emilean
4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buschbeer
4.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter
2015

This beer pours black in color with just a light film of head that leaves some nice lacing for as little head as it has.

I smell chocolate, vanilla, and caramel.

The taste starts out with anise and hints of alcohol. It has some dark chocolate with a little vanilla and caramel. I taste black coffee in the finish that provides a lingering bitterness.

Full, pillowy mouthfeel

I like it a lot better on draft. I have tried this beer three times and had three different experiences. My first draft was far superior. Maybe I should have drank this one more timely.

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Photo of TangoJuliet
4.42/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PeterPGH
4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jimmyd3
4.43/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent offering from Dark Horse. Great nose, luxurious mouth feel, complex palate that expands as it warms. World class beer for sure!

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.59/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Andy_Luft
4.24/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnverduin
4.3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tukiluka
4.3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpwiemann
4.46/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Johng19751
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of blissfulNemo
4.14/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of reebtaerG
4.47/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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