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Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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This beer is a big and full bodied Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels with lots of roasted malts, but very balanced with heavy hops. Brewed with a top secret root, this beer has an amazingly complex flavor that you must wait for.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3302) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Poured at my bottle share last night. Black with thin tan head. Thick pallete. Big creamy whisky and choclate taste. Delicious

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2090) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Tasting in chicago...this stuff is incredible. ..creamy van8lla..alcohol.. Chocolate...love

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldFur (12) - - JAN 16, 2015
Black, thin tan ring of a head. Nose is toffee and barrel, vanilla, roast, dark honey, burnt malt. Flavor is bourbon, vanilla, honey, big roast, chocolate. Alcohol is quite present, especially in the finish. Nice but huge.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopwine (427) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Nose is deep chocolate and oak. Flavor is mounds bar, chocolate covered cherry, hazelnut, wet oak, ash, char, bourbon heat peaks through on backend, lingering semisweet chocolate. Pretty sweet. Lishers

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
alex_wlv (4) - - JAN 14, 2015 does not count
An incredibly smooth yet full flavored bourbon barrel ages imperial.The bourbon taste is very distinctive but never overwhelming.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2923) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2015
The aroma is very subtle bourbon, chocol(e, vanilla. Tthe appearance is dark black, thin head. The flavor is chopcolate, vaniilla, lightly more bourbon. Medium in body, thinner than expected. The finish is sweet, light bourbon, light roast, pine. Booze burn after a few seconds. Nice overall.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (3912) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Sweet chocolate, roasted, bourbon aromas. Nice sweet flavors, chocolate, marshmallow and bourbon.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bwa5879 (729) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Very dark black oily pour with a quarter inch of dark cocoa head. Aroma of carbon, licorice, subtle vanilla and booziness. Not too strong or rich. Average carbonation, creamy tingly mouthfeel, finishes clean and effervescent. Charred oak and bonfire malts, licorice. Nice stout but somewhat unaffected by barrel aging, lacks richness of great BBA stouts.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
queenholly (3035) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle, gifted me. Boozy bourbon, oak, chocolate, dark fruit, and vanilla aroma. Black with a small tan head. Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, oak, and alcohol flavor with a roasty bitter finish. Full body, moderate carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (916) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
12oz bottle pours a dark brown color without much head. A little harsh at first with spirit booziness, but this blows off very quickly. Bourbon stays in the back ground, subdued. Perfect level of sweetness to balance the licorice and mild hops.


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