Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 515   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
This beer is a big and full bodied Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels with lots of roasted malts, but very balanced with heavy hops. Brewed with a top secret root, this beer has an amazingly complex flavor that you must wait for.

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coil (245) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2018
Third pint on draught at Brewdog Bar Reading. Black colour with beige head. Big dark roasted malts, big soy sauce, bourbon barrel, big liquorice, dark chocolate, light hoisin sauce, big espresso, coffee beans, booze, molasses, light chalky, dried dark fruits, light gravy granules, light sour, don't really get the hops. Great complexity, bit too much soy sauce umami + booze for me to love this as much as most people, still very nice.

rhoihessegold (2477) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - APR 11, 2018
02-04-18 // tap at Brewdog Berlin. Deep black. Beige head. Chocolate sauce with mild bourbon in the nose. Taste of coffee, dark roasted malts, chocolate. Some bourbon.

The_Osprey (10130) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2018
Bottle on the stag train to Bristol (cheers Dave) and keg at Brewdog Seven Dials as Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Plead the 5th Imperial Stout, 12%. Opaque black, foamy ring of brown head leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is papery, woody bourbon, little medicinal, little Calpol and calming herbs (Kalms tablets). Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is woody, bourbon forward, estery sweet pear, boozy, woody and surprisingly thin, quite floral. This ain't great on keg (3.6). Much preferred the bottle (3.9). (8-4-8-3-16=3.9)

darb85 (321) - Canton, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2018
UPDATED: APR 7, 2018 Cocoa and vanilla on nose. Silky smooth palate. Sweet chocolate and vanilla, some coffee with mild booze and dark chocolate finish.

mR_fr0g (14768) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2018
Keg at the brewdog seven dials.. An oily black coloured pour with a halo of dark tan head. Aroma is lovely bourbon, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, brown sugars marshmallow. Flavour is composed of thick oily, black cake, tangy, bourbon, tangy cake. Palate is full bodied, oily, moderate carbonation, light woody tannin. Nice.,

MrTipple (7840) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2018
2Apr2018 Intense dark chocolate, toasted nuts, dark chocolate cake, charred wood, sharp alcohol, dark roast malts, cacao, light Bourbon. Hazy, very dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. More dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, cacao, toasted nuts, bitter, dark chocolate, soft carbonation, full bodied. Hum, nice, but falls way short of expectations. Keg at BrewDog, Seven Dials.

peponi (2205) - Strzelce Wielkie, POLAND - MAR 14, 2018
Aroma: vanilla bomb, coconut, roasted dark malts, cocoa, bitter chocolate, woody. Appearance: jet black and creamy head. Taste: bitter chocolate, vanilla, woody notes, coconut, roasted dark malts, caramel, very velvet. Palate: full body and medium carbonation. Overall: great beer, amazing bourbon barrel notes, very good base for aging.

sharky2kx (56) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2018 Nose is heavily nutty and oaky. Sweet chocolate. Star anise. Flavour is creamy. Intense cocoa. Bourbon. Strong alcohol. Palate is full. Finish leaves cinnamon, spirit and nuts. Excellent.

Beese (3531) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2018
Keg at BrewDog Lothian Road, Edinburgh. Black. Really mellow aroma, not boozy at all. Sweetness from the bourbon, but subtle and super smooth.

WingmanWillis (480) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2018
UPDATED: APR 6, 2018 Bottle from Brewdog Castlegate. Pours black with a dirty tan head. Aroma is treacle, coffee, molasses, chocolate. Taste is a chocolatey, coconut, coffee, treacle and a good spicy boozy hit. Really good stuff.

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