February 12, 2011

Plead the 5th

Plead the 5th Imperial Stout, from Dark Horse Brewing Company in Marshall, Michigan, has a little bit of everything... except head. It pours pitch black. I couldn't see anything coming through the glass when I held it up to the light. It's thick too. Kinda looks like watered down oil, if that were possible. Heavily roasted malts, some dark fruit sweetness balanced with the usual bitterness of coffee and dark chocolate. There's a little bit of earth, wood, and pine in there too. Velvety mouthfeel with an alcohol bite that doesn't throw the beer out of balance, and a slight prickling on the tongue from the tiny amount of carbonation in the brew. I'm guessing the age is the reason it was so much smoother, tastier, and not nearly as bitter as the first bottle out of the 4-pack I got 9 months ago. I'm glad it comes in 12 oz bottles and not bombers. This is a one and done kind of beer. Rates 100 on ratebeer.com.

1 comment:

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