Dark Horse Plead The Fifth is a big beer, a Russian Imperial Stout with a respectable 14.00% ABV. Plead The Fifth pours out jet black with a light brown head, settling quickly to fine lace. The nose is complicated, with bourbon and oak, chocolate, booze, vanilla, roasted malts, brown sugar, and coconut, a wonderful and distinct aroma. The taste opens with vanilla, oak, and bourbon, rolling into chocolate, brown sugar and bitter hops towards the finish. This is a lighter bodied Russian Imperial Stout, with a bourbon aftertaste. Look for Dark Horse Plead The Fifth in fall, in bottles, growlers, and on-tap. Try it in a pint glass, snifter, or tumbler at 50-55 degrees F, or stash it in your cellar to age for a few seasons. Big beers Do we love this beer? We Plead The Fifth.