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

Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5thDark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th
BA SCORE
98.6%
Liked This Beer
4.53 w/ 3,160 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:
#81
Reviews:
442
Ratings:
3,160
Liked:
3,116
Avg:
4.53/5
pDev:
7.51%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2,143
Gots:
864
Trade:
115
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,160 |  Reviews: 442
Photo of MTKATL
4.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jason_cs
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kkdowning
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpartanJenks
4.95/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of SteelSaw
4.55/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.13/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma and flavor of dark baker's chocolate, booze, smoke, coffee, and oak. Distinct taste of black licorice too, which is really nice. A fairly rich stout, in the vein of Parabola and BCBS, but with a unique smokiness and more relaxed booziness, and boasting some of that licorice flavor you get from Expedition. Quite enjoyable.

But I should say that I'm a bit torn on how to rate it. First time I had it, I loved the unique smoke and licorice aspects. Subsequent tastings have left me non-plussed. Having had the 2013, 2014, and 2015 batches I've found the 2014 especially has an off-putting tuna fish aroma, related I would guess to perhaps the oxidization of smoked malts? All batches could use a bit more body, and maybe a bit more bourbon character. Still quite enjoyable, and so I suppose I enjoy it more than Parabola, but less than BCBS.

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Photo of jlee922
4.68/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spinrsx
3.99/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Received in trade with Eric. A little thin and some slighlty odd sour notes at times.

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4.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dismembered_MC
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JKitchen23
4.45/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hansenm72
4.32/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Beerbom
4.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YvesB
4.52/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AdrenalinJunkee
4.61/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
4.02/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of koerns311
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cale_dooper
4.02/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cfeezy
4.36/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98.6% out of 100 with 3,160 ratings
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