jstraw (1953) - 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 haven’t mastered the technique as both have been flat; however, positive elements are evident.
weihenweizen (2832) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Black with small beige head. Aroma is Roasted malt and chocolate.
katrinaez (1054) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Heavy and harsh. Boozy. Lots of mouth feel. Boozy scent with apples, cherries and pears. Some fresh brushed leather. Tap
HopTsing (541) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the tap poured a dark brew with a tan head. Aromas and flavors of coffee and chocolate. Lingering mild hop bitterness.
tia (1539) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Jack Browns RVA. Very dark with thin oatmeal head. Smells chocolaty, and play-doughy, and boubony. Nice roasty, earthy but green flavor. Dry.
trapped (1951) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 1, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
koleminer20 (1808) - 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 (7905) - 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 (697) - 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 (2547) - 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 (9162) - 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.