Dark Horse Plead the 5th

Plead the 5th 11% ABVDark Horse Plead the 5th
Russian Imperial Stout
Dark Horse Brewing Co.

So what did you drink last night?

Plead the 5th.

I’m not going to get mad at you I’m just curious what beers you had?

Plead the 5th.

Come on now, you can tell me.

I am, Plead the 5th.

I hate when you get like this, just tell me what you had.

I did, Plead the 5th.

This isn’t a courtroom, I’m not going to judge you, seriously what did you have?

I am telling you, I had Plead the 5th!

Damn it John! I just want to know what beer you had, why are you being so stubborn?

I am telling you and already told you, Mary, PLEAD THE 5TH!

Fine. Don’t tell me. Could you at least describe the beer for me.

Sure, we are finally getting somewhere. It was a thick and viscous brew with a pitch black hue, the front was smooth with a nice bitter finish, too. The body of the beer was rich with coffee notes and subtle fruity chocolate flavor as well. Oh it was a fantastic beer, dear.

Thank you John. Now what was the name?

Plead the 5th.

That’s it John, you are sleeping on the couch tonight! I’ve had it with your stupid game.

But it was Plead the 5th, I swear.

You can plead the 5th all night long, while you sleep on the couch. Remember how much the dog likes to lick your face when you sleep on the couch, remember where he puts his tongue before licking you? That’s what you get, you and your “Plead the 5th.”

My atrocious homage to Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on first?” aside1, this beer is delicious.  For a beer with an 11% ABV it is surprisingly smooth and easy to drink.  I suppose it could get you into more serious trouble than sleeping on the couch, if you had two or three of these in a sitting.  In which case you might need to Plead the 5th on how many Plead the 5ths you had.

This is my first review of a Dark Horse beer.  I have seen them on the shelves for well over a year, but with so many breweries and so many beers, I never took the time to try them out.  An associate of mine traded me a Plead the 5th, stating that he enjoyed it so much he bought two 4 packs.  I now know why he did.  Thankfully I was able to purchase the last 4 pack available within a 40 mile radius of where I live.  If you see this on the shelves now, buy it post haste and consider yourself extremely lucky.  Otherwise snatch up a 4 pack or two next February.

I can’t wait to see how this beer tastes after aging for 6 months, and a year or two.  Damn you Dark Horse Brewing Co., now I have to try out your other offerings.  The list of good breweries keeps growing at an exponential rate, how is one to keep up?


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  1. And as I tell my clients who are under investigation for Criminal child abuse charges when testifying in a CPS case in Juvenile Courts state the following to each question by the attorneys:

    I DECLINE TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION ON THE GROUNDS THAT IT MAY TEND TO INCRIMINATE ME AND I ASSERT MY PRIVILEGE AGAINST SELF INCRIMINATION PURSUANT TO THE 5TH AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND
    ARTICLE 1 SECTION 10 OF THE TEXAS CONSTITUTION

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