Tmoney99 (9588) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap sample at MBGSF 2013. Poured a black color with an average creamy brown head that mostly lasted and produced good lacing. moderate to heavy roasted malt, chocolate and sour dark fruit aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Good complex roasted sour & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy roasted sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. Good complex standout brew.
flatmatt (984) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at MBGSF 2013 as Aigre Sour Plead the Fifth. Pours a very dark brown with a brown head. Sour soy and dark malt aromas. Flavor again somewhat sour, soy and dark cocoa. Quite good.
TheShepherds (49) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good beer. Little aftertaste. Nice rich flavor. Great color and palate. Aroma...not great but smelled worse. Very nice imperial but thereís better for the price.
Mittenator (872) - Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at 2013 MBG Winter Beer Festival. Really neat version of plead the fifth. The sourness compliments all the chocolate and malt. Very well balanced. Almost has a raspberry tartness to it.
jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with no head (barrel-aged) / Rich nose of coffee, molasses, chocolate, and sour dark fruit / Medium body, no carbonation, a touch thin, modestly sour, some sweetness, with good balance and bitter finish / Sour, subdued flavors of dark roast coffee, licorice, bittersweet chocolate, plum, prune, strawberry, and balsamic vinegar / This being my second DH sour, clearly they havenít mastered the technique as both have been flat; however, positive elements are evident.
madmitch76 (12124) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25th November 2011
Noted as Aigre Plead The 5th. Opaque black beer, zero head. Smooth palate, semi dry. Smooth dark malt, no roast. Fair bit of bretty sourness with a red berry fruit undertone - strawberry readily identifiable. Finishes semi dry with traces of chocolate and coffee. A sour RIS eh? Very drinkable.
PhillyCraft (2573) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle compliments of Bill with a bunch of heads. Pours uncarbonated brown. Roasty taste, chocolate, aromas were cheese and weird wet wood funk. Maybe some brandy barlet notes, super flat with a light mouth. Not a big fan of this brew.
AGAquino (656) - San Juan, PUERTO RICO - JAN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown, opaque with almost no head at all. Aroma of coffee. Flavours of coffee with sour notes, some oak and roasted malts. Almost no carbonation. Interesting beer, courtesy of Liam.
Sammy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Liamís bottle. An imperial stout at heart, with sourness that is bretty in the finish. Roast aroma. Very undercarbonated, despite a cork that took Shwartzneiger work to remove. Very dark brown without a head.
trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2013
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
I bought a 750ml bottle of this at the general store for $15. They sold it as a limited special release beer. It is undrinkable. It smells of coffee grinds mixed in with week old garbage. It tastes like week old coffee mixed with spoiled milk. I couldnít drink more than a couple of sips. 3 other people I was with couldnít drink it either, so I ended up pouring the entire bottle down the drain. I really like Dark Horse, but Iím really dissapointed that they sold this beer. It is either an accident, or a failed experiment that they are selling as a limited realease beer. Not cool. I understand that people have different tastes, but this stuff is undrinkable, and they have to know it. I will still drink Dark Horse beers, but I will no longer be buying one off batches from their general store, as I no longer trust that the beer will always be drinkable. If you see this Donít buy this beer. It goes by the name Aigre Plead the 5th, which means sour.