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Dark Horse Plead the 5th Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 975   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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It's big and full bodied with lots of roasted malts and balanced with heavy hops to put this imperial in a league of its own.
Previously known as Dark Horse Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimhilt (2414) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Pours a one finger brown head that fades slowly leaving traces of lace. Black color, no highlights, ton of yeast left in bottle. Light-medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Chocolate nose and flavor is roasted chocolate, some sugar decent IS. High (label 11%) ABV is hidden. $4.49 for a 12oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (1467) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2014
September 20, 2014. Bottle. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, sweet and salty licorice, coffee, chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter roasted, salty soy and licorice notes. Finish is light to medium bitter burnt notes, sweet malty and licorice background. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
__Rb81 (227) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black with no head. Bitter/sweet aroma of bitter chocolate, lots of alcohol, roasted malts, licorice, bit of soy. Taste is same bitter/sweetness, thick and creamy, with bitter chocolate, lots of alcohol, licorice, roasted malts, bitter chocolate/coffee aftertaste with lots of warming alcohol. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zimbo (582) - SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Deep glossy black and a temporary rich glossy tan head. Deep concentration of earth and coffee on the tongue. Firm and sappily glossy too. Some teace of fizz. Very potent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (871) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in a Duvel tulip glass. A: Pours a deep black color forming a medium creamy thin bubbled and very dark beige head. Few spotty and lingering lacings left in the glass S: Roasted malts and strong notes of dark chocolate and roasted malts. Flowery hops and booze in the very end T: Slightly sweet upfront followed by roasted and caramel tastes. Biscuity. Dark chocolate, dark fruits. Oak. Complex. end is bitter which is a mix of roasted malts and hops M: Heavy, creamy and molasses body. Medium carbonation. Sweet roasted aftertaste O: Great drinkability. Great Imperial Stout [ BA Review @ 7/30/2013 ]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1458) - Ghent, BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle from Dranken Deconinck, Vichte. Black colour, thin layer of dark brown foam. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and dark fruit. Medium body. Medium sweet, bitter finish. Good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
e303 (97) - - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle to beer tulip. Pours completely black with a creamy brown head. The aroma is boozy and chocolatey and has hints of coffee and vanilla and roasty malt. Taste is creamy chocolate and booze and roasted coffee. The finish is slick and smooth. This is a damn fine imperial stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
outlawskies (964) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie thinks it is okay. V. Julie gives 3.5 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cool_Bond (1500) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2014
Coffee and dark cholkad in taste but also fills out the taste with hints of soy. Heavy bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Have got a tip that this beer will be really good but I’m not impressed by this beer though. OK, but not more. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (7881) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2014
Schwarzes Bier mit ordentlicher bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, Vanille, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack sehr schokoladig, bittere Kaffeearomen, Vanille, leicht holzig, leicht alkoholisch.

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