Indignant Bourbon Imperial Stout | Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery

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Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Rotating

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.

2014 - Aged 8 months in Belle Mead bourbon barrels.

Added by MasterSki on 08-07-2011

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4.09/5  rDev -6.6%
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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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The Indignant Bourbon Imperial Stout was a MONSTER beer. Thie beer was very good. The beer poured a opaque black with thin tan head that laced slightly. The aroma was bourbon supported by slight roast and sweetness. The taste was an explosion of flavor. At the start was vanilla, followed by roast, dark chocolate, and cherry....then at the finish was bourbon. The mouthfeel was ok...the high ABV and flavor explosion made this a sipping beer....with full body...almost cough syrupy. Overall the beer was amazing....but one is more than enough.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.65/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a thick dark brown with a thin very dark tan head.

The smell was all bourbon, with big oak and vanilla notes along with sweet molasses and alcohol.

The flavor is very sweet and boozy, with tons of vanilla and toffee along with a hint of oak and a light bit of dark malt smokeyness coming through. Here is where my biggest problem with this beer begins, its all bourbon and barely stout. Very lacking in the roasted barley stout flavors. Not bad but just to bourbony.

The mouthfeel was thick and warm.

A pretty good beer, just needs a bit more stout in the stout.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tap at Haymarket.
Black pour, tan head with frothy bubbles. Slick.

Aroma, vanilla, caramel, bourbony oak.

Taste, Carmelly vanilla with lighter chocolate and roast. Very light roast. Oak barrel works really well, with this. Very well rounded barrel aged stout.

Full bodied, carb is finer than the appearance making it pretty much a creamy coating mouthfeel. Slightly warming, a sipper but you could want to put it down.

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4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.3/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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Indignant Bourbon Imperial Stout from Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery
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