Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th | Dark Horse Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5thDark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th
BA SCORE
4.53/5
World-Class
3,184 Ratings
Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5thDark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th
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:
#80
Reviews:
442
Ratings:
3,184
pDev:
7.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2,142
Gots:
862
Trade:
114
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 3,184 |  Reviews: 442
Photo of brycevolk
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of HopStoopid120
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of LambicKing
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of nharres
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of polopaul20
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of ChadlyG
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of theduffman
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of MrBURTON55
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of tun
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Beer_4_brains
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of MRVermont
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of MortalKombat14
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of EZEKIEL_F
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of TubbyDullard
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of nycwinter
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of mikepcarney
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Pando
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Jiveturkey75
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of kdmcguire10
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of EricGGMU
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of everettsbeerguy
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Mjmoser
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of tsatem
5/5  rDev +10.4%

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

Served in a snifter at fridge temp..

Thanks to cosmicevan for the bottle

This is an amazing looking beer.. Jet black with a dark, dark brown head.
It literally smells like a combo of milk and dark chocolate.. With a hint of a marshmellow-ly sweetness that is complimented with a subtle ethanol/bourbon combo.

This beer, tastes and feels like you are taking a bite out of a half melted bar of chocolate that has been infused with a little bourbon.. Perfectly balanced, perfectly carbonated.. Viscous and chewy.

And 14%? What a joke, easily the smoothest BA imperial stout I've ever had.

I give this beer a perfect score.. And because of this beer.. I am revisiting my past reviews and downgrading any beer that I have previously given a 5, for no beer deserves a 5 in comparison to this beer.. Regardless of style.

Flawless brew

 834 characters

Photo of StoutFest
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.53 out of 5 with 3,184 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.