otakuden (otakudensdram) wrote,

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Plead the 5th Imperial Stout ~ Dark Horse Brewery

Appearance: pours pitch black like night descended with the comfort of her silvery white moon. Little to no carbonation means little to no head; just a sliver of espresso crema to taunt and tease. Swirls with nothing more than an oily slick much like tears along the sides of my glass.

Nose: thick sludge and glorious tar leads into the heaviest densest richest most coveted fudge ever. Melted chocolate and fudge brownies blend into one. Chocolate soaked prunes and raisins. Black cake. Vanilla root. There is an intriguing moistness to the nose which works well with the overall weight. Burnt wood, s’mores, and chocolate simmering on the stove.

Palate: thick, rich, burnt, tarry and leaden in weight with her chocolate burnt decadence. Hot in the backside though not unpleasantly so; like a delicate tease of campfire warmth which only serves to enhance her flavors. Fudge, whole pure cacao chunks, and melted chocolates all as one and separate at the same time. Heavy and chewy but with a surprisingly light finish. Chocolate covered prunes and raisins dripping in their recently dipped chocolate glory. Black earth, burnt wood, ash, s’mores. Lips are sticky with espresso crema and a river of chocolate vanilla late. Enjoys minimal subdued carbonation which enhances the pure decadence of it all.

Final Thoughts: wow and wow. I could bathe, eat, drink, and sleep with this particular beer from Dark Horse. Now if only I could get my hands on another dozen or so…

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