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
4.53/5
3,172 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:
#82
Reviews:
442
Ratings:
3,172
pDev:
7.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2,140
Gots:
866
Trade:
115
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Ratings: 3,172 |  Reviews: 442
Photo of HoppyKilaMonster
4.29/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle. 2013 Vintage
A- Pours near pitch black with a nice cream colored head.

S-Creamy bourbon. Nice vanilla undertones.

T-Bourbon up front, followed closely by oak, vanilla, and finally a slight alcoholic burn.

M-Smooth and creamy. A little high on the carbonation for a barrel aged stout.

O- A well done brew. Easy drinker, but that little alcohol kick at the end lets you know it is an 11% beast.

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Photo of mattsmith413
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of santa216
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.43/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage into an old hickory snifter. bottling date dec 5 2013 bottle # 4724 / 4813

Pours a pitch black with a big inch and a half thick beige head. Smell is very big no bourbon...nice! the taste and feel is so creamy and the bourbon is very big up front...bigger than bourbon county even. Alcohol heat is also very pronounced...this is a big beer for sure! very full bodied, on point. the creaminess feel is so amazing, my god.

overall lives up to the hype as a world class beer....sweet!

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Photo of Phil_H
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Dicers
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of shredder83
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of blackrim
5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of schiltron
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of zacky_U
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of JMurphy41
4/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of DrewGingras
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of jplopez21
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of cwguy5
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of DogfishJoe
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of nesarebad
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of maxcoinage
4.84/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2013 Vintage (acquired in a trade with @MichiganderHB) poured into snifter.

look - pitch black with a few cm mocha head that settled down quickly

smell - amazing - slight bourbon, dark fruit, vanilla, oak, dark chocolate

taste - unbelievable! Follows the aroma. dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, some booze on the finish

mouthfeel - fairly thick, lower carb, finshes smooth

overall - wow. this is amazing - it's actually more drinkable than BCBS fresh . it'd be such a tough choice if I had to pick between the two. Glad I got a 4 pack!!!

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

Poured 2012 vintage into a snifter.

A- oil black with a bubbly single finger dark tan head
S- lots of chocolate, bourbon barrel, cinnamon, marshmallow,
T- very smooth, tons of dark chocolate, the bourbon barrel is nice and not overpowering at all, marshmallow, cinnamon, some coffee, dark fruit, no alcohol to be tasted. Finishes with a nice bourbon-y chocolate flavor
M- so smooth, one of the highlights of this beer
O- this is a great, well balanced bba stout. The flavors are in perfect harmony, it's not too sweet, not too boozy, amazing texture, all around great barrel aged stout that I'd love to try fresh.

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Photo of Nolen12
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Dave_Treat
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of nollie77
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of BumpkinBrewer
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Zorora
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.2/5  rDev -7.3%

Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.53 out of 5 with 3,172 ratings
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