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
Ratings:
3,150
Reviews:
440
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
7.81%
 
 
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Ratings: 3,150 |  Reviews: 440
Photo of Raziel313
2.57/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Did a vertical 2012-2014. The best was when we combined all three. That one was better than the rest. Barrel taste was of cheap bourbon. The best thing about this beer was the appearance. Straight motor oil. Followed by a huge let down of what I expected.

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Photo of EdwardFortyHands
2.75/5  rDev -38.6%

Photo of JosephRAD
3/5  rDev -33%

Photo of SkiingPhreak
3/5  rDev -33%

Photo of vinny21bal
3/5  rDev -33%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is ok. Like the fourth dimension I don't get it. If you compare this beer to Kbs, bcbs, cbs, Black Tuesday, it isn't even close in my opinion. But that is why everyone has there own opinion. I have different vintages at different times. I want to really like it, but I just don't care to much for it.

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Photo of RMTWM
3/5  rDev -33%

Photo of Deltoro
3.14/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of adroberts01
3.25/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of MaybeSoMaybeNot
3.29/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Overrated. I was definitely dissapointed. I thought that it literally smelled like nothing. I couldnt even detect bourbon on the nose and 2.5 may actually be a bit of a generous rating. As far as feel goes, it is thin. As far as taste goes, its all bourbon. i really can't taste much of the stout-ish qualities to it. It was like a completely different beer compared to the non BA version.

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Photo of JFresh21
3.35/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajmmin
3.39/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2012 12 oz poured into a sniffer on 4.29.2014.

A: Opaque with small tan head. Okay legs. Similar to BCBS. 4.50
S: Honestly? Not exactly pleasant. Kinda smells like fish food. 3.00
T: Kinda off... bitter and astringent as bourbon barrel barrel stouts go. 3.50
M: Nothing special. Kinda unpleasant aftertaste... like coffee-breath. 3.00

I think this bottle may have oxidized.

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Photo of thedifferencemaker
3.4/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.42/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 Batch

Look: Pours a midnight black with a tiny head and no real retention and leaves a slight coating on the glass

Smell: The barrel character on this one is extremely present. Lots of bourbon and oak upfront with some nice chocolate notes picking up the backend

Taste: For me this is where the beer goes wrong. The bourbon and alcohol and upfront and very overpowering and off putting. Disguised behind the Alcohol are some chocolate and oak and not much else.

Mouthfeel: The body is slightly thin for the style and not much carbonation and quite a bit of alcohol burn.

Overall: If you like stouts that taste like cheap bourbon this one is for you. There is no balance whatsoever in this beer and I don't feel like it even holds a candle to some of the high alcohol big stouts

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Photo of rderedin
3.45/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AaronBricking
3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Hophead717
3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of eroc360
3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cshafer7
3.5/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vissai
3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of funkel81
3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of rowingbrewer
3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of axeman9182
3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of phuntasy
3.5/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Little too hot/boozy for me

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Photo of tnsa2k11
3.51/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle had imperfection on seal under cap. No carbonation at all and slightly oxidized.

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Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th from Dark Horse Brewing Company
4.48 out of 5 based on 3,150 ratings.
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