TheShepherds (54) - 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 there’s better for the price.
koleminer20 (983) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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!
djd07 (5897) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
njager246 (560) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is bourbon and apples, a little tartness with a classic plead the fifth flavor, nice
Christpuncher (1872) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
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BVery (7896) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
DocJitsu (1202) - Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
vtafro (4696) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Backlog) Bottle of fantasy tasting at Paul’s, thanks jtclockwork for bringing this. Black pour with brown head. Tart, sour malts, fruit and roasted flavors. Tart but roasted and dark malt aromas.
EyeAmBaldman (375) - Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black, like motor oil, with a thin tan head. Bourbon on the nose. Thick mouthfeel with a nice bourbon finish. Better than the New Holland Dragon’s Milk.
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Duece roughly 1 year old. Black pour with thick foamy head. Big sourness, dark malt and dark fruit with a slight dry finish. Odd combo that doesn’t mesh the greatest but not bad.
alliance100 (984) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at 4 Elf 2013 - big sour aromas with some roast . Sourness wasn't overwhelming . Pretty good , would try again .
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