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:
3,137
Reviews:
437
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
7.59%
 
 
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Photo of MSEGUIN
4.41/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of majorlance
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mayxday
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of voodoofish65usf
4.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ryno3031
4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mikejonze
4.74/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of yeaprolly
4.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Drifter1
4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Misfit2209
4.99/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Finally cracked this one open after holding on to it for a few months. Wow is this a surprise. I tend to not be a huge fan of the bourbon barrel brews but Dark Horse did this one right. The aromas and flavors are never overpowered by the bourbon, they're complimented by it. The mouth feel is a thick syrupy brew that coats the tongue and warms the face. The start is a heavy maltiness which fades quickly into a slightly bitter coffee and finishes with an ever so slight bourbon punch. The fingers on glass tell me this one is going to kick my ass! Really outstanding brew from dark horse

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Photo of rhong187
4.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Vivs85
4.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chitex78
4.51/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lazhal
4.67/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.37/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of McBAINx
4.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZombieHead
4.64/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smanson56
4.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JayCheG
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yergermeister
4.78/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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 Bobloblawlawblog11
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pour jet black, with a small brown/tan head. Smells like chocolate and bourbon. Can smell the bourbon presence. Taste is sweet, some dark fruit flavor as well as bourbon and chocolate. Mouthfeel is a bit thin compared to some other BA stouts.

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Photo of isu68mbt
4.11/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of slvrmon82
4.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AleHunter805
4.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jho3325
4.14/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th from Dark Horse Brewing Company
4.48 out of 5 based on 3,137 ratings.
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