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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
koleminer20 (933) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
njager246 (506) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Aroma is bourbon and apples, a little tartness with a classic plead the fifth flavor, nice

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheShepherds (54) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2013
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flatmatt (1231) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2013
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.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvike (3061) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2011
Bottle from triptens...thanks Joe! - Pours deep and dark with no head at all--still as hell, as foreshadowed by the lack of pop on pulling the cork. Sharp alcohol on the nose--boo--roasty and lightly soured, but mostly overshadowed by the heat. The taste is a complete 180--sweet blackberry and currant with vanilla and dark, smooth, chocolatey roast. Not terribly sour, and really, really smooth. Chewy, but still silky--this is a beast of a beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11688) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2013
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.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (1779) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Draft, 2010 4 Elf Release Party. Murky black body, no head. Rich, decadent body, with chocolate, molasses, coffee, and alcohol, vinous and heavy, finishing with a tart sourness that abruptly clips the rich stout flavors. The sour treatment seems to work for English porters and Belgian-style stouts, but the tartness in this robust imperial stout seemed out-of-place and ultimately did not complement (nor appreciably diminish) the fantastic base beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (5737) - Utah, USA - FEB 20, 2011
750 bottle (Aigre on the label) from sleestak, thanks
Appearance: Pours black with very little carbonation and a small dark tan ring on top, light lacing but nice legs on the sides of the glass
Aroma: Dark fruits, sour malts, chocolate and leather
Taste: Sourness, roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon and slightly tart citrus
Very nice and interesting beer. The more I drank the more I liked it,.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7456) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Pouring at the Saturday sessions of EBF. Pours a deep black with a large cascading tan head. Slightly cheesy funk, toast and roast, cocoa and chocolate. Big cocoa, chocolate and pudding. Lots of warmth, but not much sourness. Toast and warm brownies. Chocolate. Might not have been really sour, but it sure was tasty.


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