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:
#80
Reviews:
453
Ratings:
3,241
pDev:
7.51%
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Inky black, obviously viscous, with a surprisingly active carbonation that forms a coffee colored 1/4" of head. The surface coating sticks for a while.

Layers upon layers of scents... Coffee, dark roasted. Vanilla, oak, blackstrap molasses, cola.

One of the best tasting bb stouts I can recall. The bourbon barrel pulls great bourbon qualities without being too boozy. Vanilla, oak, cinnamon, and even a light nutty quality. Coffee, anise, molasses. Incredibly complex and intermingled. Long finish of heavily roasted malt.

Phenomenal mouthfeel. Hefty, creamy, smooth. There's no mistaking it for a bb stout but it's surprisingly drinkable.

It's my first time trying this out and it instantly moves into the discussion of all time favorites. A superb beer that's found the right integration of the barrel.

2013 vintage

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2013 vintage, thanks bevoduz !!

pours jet black, pretty decent viscosity. little to no head. appears pretty still.

very bourbon forward, alcohol infused stout paired with bitter dark chocolate

similar to nose, very alcohol forward. has a lot of Jack Daniels flavors popping out up front. the base is a bit subdued but deep in there is a sweet roasted body.

very moderate carbonation mixed with the alcohol, you get some bite. this has some bite.

good BA stout, maybe needs some time? this is a tad rough on the edges. i am grateful for finally being able to try this thanks to a generous BA.

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Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.53 out of 5 with 3,241 ratings