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

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4.53/5
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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:
#81
Reviews:
454
Ratings:
3,257
pDev:
7.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 3,257 |  Reviews: 454
Photo of Zoomslowik
4.24/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L- Black, not much of a head. Slight ring of dark tan bubbles. Leaves some lacing on the glass.

S- Mostly bourbon and dark chocolate. A little bit of vanilla and coffee.

T- A little bitter up front. Roasted malts, bitter chocolate and coffee. Good fudgy, chocolatey base with a bit of vanilla.

F- Smooth. Solid thickness and creaminess on the palette despite being slightly on the thin side.

O- Pretty solid. It definitely has flavor. It's slightly too bitter for me, but I like the change of pace. I'd like to be able to keep a couple of these around.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.33/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Late 2015 vintage; drank 1/13/16 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Inky black appearance.

A rough pour yielded a small dark tan head; almost no lace.

Oak, dark cherry, marshmallow & bourbon notes in the nose.

Thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Bakers chocolate & dark cherry flavors up front; oak & bourbon notes on the finish. Banana notes emerged as this warmed. A bit boozy when fresh, but the nose points toward transcendence. The rest are sentenced to the cellar...

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Photo of GoffmanvsDuffman
4.29/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mwiggi1
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SayBoom
4.73/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Angerhaus
4.76/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kbarnes9
4.72/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Zazzi82
4.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesStreet
4.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Jaszucs
4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of fireazzi
4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very very nice barrel aged beer. Little boozy but a nice vanilla, coffee, bourbon with chocolate mix going on. Nice thick body. Very dark look but very solid beer.

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

Photo of ruthd637
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Virby44
4.69/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TonyLema1
4.38/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: jet black, thin tan lacing head
S: roasty malts, coffee, and vanilla
T: vanilla, coffee, roasted malts, slightl bourbon
F: smooth, all of the mouthfeel is upfront
O: this beer is 2 years old, and really tasty, the booze has softened, but it's noticeable

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Photo of WoostaBia
4.71/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tynian16
4.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of justinp444
4.9/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a minisnifter on draft it has a black body with a thing beige head. Smell of roasted malt chocolate coffee, vanilla, caramel, and bourbon. Taste is big roasty coffee and malt, vanilla, bourbon, some minor chocolate, and some caramel on the end. Mouthfeel is full as well as well as the body, moderate carbonation. A great roasted malt barrel aged stout.

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Photo of Muss42
4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edthehead
4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.53 out of 5 with 3,257 ratings