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Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th Sour Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
katrinaez (947) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Heavy and harsh. Boozy. Lots of mouth feel. Boozy scent with apples, cherries and pears. Some fresh brushed leather. Tap

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopTsing (506) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2015
From the tap poured a dark brew with a tan head. Aromas and flavors of coffee and chocolate. Lingering mild hop bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tia (1476) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Tap @ Jack Browns RVA. Very dark with thin oatmeal head. Smells chocolaty, and play-doughy, and boubony. Nice roasty, earthy but green flavor. Dry.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
trapped (1782) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 1, 2015
Draught @ One Mile House. Inly dark nrownwith medium sized creamy tan head, very faint caramel aroma, low carbonation, sweetish mocha taste laced with alcohol, full body, longish mocha finish. Well rounded imperial stout; easy to drink despite the 11 plus percent ABV.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
koleminer20 (1495) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2015
From notes. Finally found the long-lost notebook from the 4 Elf Party at Dark Horse on December 13! Enjoyed this one inside at the party. Hot damn! My favorite beer of the event! The pour was a viscous burnt motor oil black with a cap of medium brown head that just lingers. The aroma is tart and sour up front, and when you get through that, all of the beautifulness of Plead the 5th comes through. Heavy licorice, roasted malts, dark fruits, and a light booze. The flavor is just the same. Taking a great stout, and adding a little sour effect is wonderful. The sour did not dominate, but just added enough difference to make me love this beer. Mouth feel is thick and creamy. The carbonation is a little higher than I’d like, but the sharp tartness hangs around with the bitter cocoa and roasted malt on the back end. Well done!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (7196) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2015
750 bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is leather, chocolate, and sour apple. Medium mouth, sour chocolate and bourbon, odd mess.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
njager246 (690) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Aroma is bourbon and apples, a little tartness with a classic plead the fifth flavor, nice

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (2400) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Big fan of this one. Not too boozy, slightly sweet. Not too sugary. Slightly roasted grain flavored with a sweet finish. Pours black with a tan head ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (8912) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Sampled via bottle at WTWBA 2014 in Minneapolis. Deep brown pour. A little sour and roasty. I thought the mouthfeel on this was a little flat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocJitsu (1484) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Pours a used oil black with a dark, orange-brown head. Doused campfire nose with some sour aroma. Wet, smooth and thick. A bit of a plastic flavor. Some sour wood. Dark chocolate.


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