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Indignant Bourbon Imperial Stout - Haymarket Pub & Brewery

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Indignant Bourbon Imperial Stout
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BA SCORE
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world-class

83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.92%
Wants: 16
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Haymarket Pub & Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A monstrously big black ale aged for 8 months in eight year old Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrels. Flavors of vanilla, coconut, chocolate, coffee, cherry and bourbon are matched by the warming effects of the brew.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-07-2011)
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Reviews by thetomG:
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thetomG

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown/black oily pour with a minimal amount of head & not much lacing.

Aroma is nice - bourbon up front with some chocolate, malt, vanilla, and roasty notes (amongst others) becoming apparent as it warms a bit.

Flavor is excellent - the bourbon is still there but its certainly not overpowering (which is a good thing IMO). More coffee/chocolate/malty aspects make an appearance here as it warms along with some syrupy caramel/molasses type flavors... really tasty.

Could benefit from just a bit more carbonation but still has great general mouthfeel - not too syrupy thick and certainly not too thin.

Overall a VERY impressive beer. Its too bad they weren't able to get this bottled, but still it was nice to be able to bring home a growler of an excellent 12.5% BA imperial Stout - that doesn't happen very often!

Seek it out if you can - great stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2011 16:51:54 | More by thetomG
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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12 oz. draft at The Haymarket

Can't give this one a proper review since I had it over a bachelor party weekend in Chicago and didn't take notes, but along with Haymarket's Mathias DIPA, this one deserved more than just a rating.

All the usual suspects were there in the aroma and taste--bittersweet chocolate, dark coffee, caramel, vanilla, ripe dark fruit, molasses, charred wood, and of course a warm bourbon backbone. Beautiful balance of sweetness, bitterness, and alcohol heat. Rich, creamy, full-bodied and silky smooth with low carbonation. Masterfully crafted, and something I would deem a "must-have" if you're in the area.

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Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-Tap @ Haymarket on Thursday before DLD.

A: Jet black with a finger's worth of head, light lacing on the glass. The tap was giving some of the growler pours a lot of head.

S: Coffee, roastiness, bourbon, oak, caramel. Pretty good nose once it warmed. Was served cold at first which muted the nose a bit.

T: Pretty damn good. Like BCBS's little brother. Lots of chocolate, bourbon, oak and caramel.

M: Thick, creamy and coating. What I want in a stout.

O: Another winner from Pete and the Haymarket gang. Even better they fill 32 oz growlers of this for $18. A steal for such a great beer. I would love to see different barrel treatments on this stout because I think with the right barrel, this would be on par with the world-class barrel-aged stouts. Just a notch below, but still damn good.

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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Illinois

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Indignant Bourbon Imperial Stout from Haymarket Pub & Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.