koleminer20 (3840) - 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! njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Aroma is bourbon and apples, a little tartness with a classic plead the fifth flavor, nice Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - NOV 16, 2016
From a bottle into a glass. The pour is black . There is licorice, chocolate,bourbon, and it’s good. 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. flatmatt (1604) - 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.
madvike (3286) - 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. Tmoney99 (14851) - 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. Christpuncher (3191) - 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
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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. j12601 (13027) - 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.