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Dark Horse Plead the 5th Imperial Stout

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100
96
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 1119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tstamba (667) - Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2016
Draft at map room ... Snifter... Viscous black with mocha head and lacing... Dark roast coffee, chocolate, vanilla caramel... Hits all the notes... Balanced, smooth finish... Would love to try the BA version!!! Outstanding RIS.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alteregoo (665) - POLAND - APR 23, 2016
Piana niewielka, sycząca, szybko opada prawie do zera. Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta, z brązowymi refleksami. Aromat intensywny, słodki, zdominowany pralinami, szwajcarskimi czekoladkami i truflami. Bardzo przyjemny. W smaku pierwszy łyk przywodzi na myśl czekoladowe lody Grycan - mega czekolada, kakao, przypalany karmel, słodki likier kawowy. Goryczka niska ale długa, palona. Nagazowanie średnie do niskiego, dość pełne choć nie oleiste, lekko mineralne i zadziwiająco pijalne w odbiorze.
Świetny RIS, który trafia w me gusta - słodki, czekoladowo-pralinowy i ze świetnie ukrytym alkoholem... Brak jednak nieco więcej ciała, bo przy tej konsystencji i smaku znika ze szkła w kilka chwil...

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popway (143) - California, USA - APR 2, 2016
This super aroma dark malt beast is big and meaty in the nose and rich in mouthfeel. Enjoyable yet the barrel aged version, which I have yet to taste, would supplant the regulär. Satisfying as a base beer, yet with an extra touch of imparting oak would make it killer, I conjecture.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mears (72) - - MAR 5, 2016
A good stout. The hops are a great touch. ....................................... Would buy again.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrjaxson (437) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2016
A delicious beer, aged by me for an additional year in back of beer fridge. Great aroma with shades of chocolate, coffee, plums, cherries. Pours to a shaded, multi-hued head. Has a fruity, sweet and finally dry finish. Big alcohol content (11% on the label) is subtle. A pity that my favorite beer depot limits customers to one bottle each when this is in season.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (15567) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 22, 2016
Kaum karbonisierter, verdammt weicher Antrunk von verhaltenem Malz mit holzigen whiskyartigen Aromen. Dabei weniger vollmundig als anzunehmen, die Fasslagerung scheint hier eher Komplexität entzogen zu haben. Auch im weiteren Verlauf angenehm aber nicht unbedingt vollmundig, Noten von Schokolade, wenn auch nur hintergründig. Vergleichsweise schwacher Nachall, nett aber in seinen Aromen mir nicht intensiv genug. 8/9/10/8/8/9

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (1429) - - FEB 21, 2016
Draft. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts with some dark chocolate and coffee.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotchzombie (510) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2016
Pours deep brown black and shiny with a small tan head that fades to a rim and coating. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee and berries. Very active mouthfeel and tangy. Pretty rich and flavorful taste. Chocolate malt, roastiness, coffee, nuts and a lingering palate-warming booziness. Flavors bloom with a touch of warming. Really very good

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hohops (686) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle, dated 3-23-14 (I think). Appearance- sludgy black, thick-looking, opaque. No head except a beige lacing. Completely pitch black. Aroma- dark chocolate, cocoa powder, leather, espresso, vanilla, pipe tobacco, smoke, wood, fudge, treacle, syrup, scorched malts. Smells divine. Taste- roasty, toasty malt, very smoky, burnt chocolate malt, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, tobacco, coconut, vanilla, chocolate/toffee fudge, rich chocolate torte. Bitter roasted finish, which is lengthy. Slick and clingy mouthfeel, which coats the palate. Superb stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blueshockey24 (307) - Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2016
12oz bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is chocolate, malt and caramel. Taste is sweet malty chocolate with a alcohol chocolate caramel finish. Excellent.


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