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

126 Ratings

Brewed by:
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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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of ChadQuest
3.63/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is my first Haymarket beer, and it looks like its a good one for first impressions too. Pitch black and rather leggy.
Aroma gives of a touch of heat and some sweetness in vanilla and milky chocolates and some barreled bourbon goodness.
The flavors and mouth feel are super rich and thick, i could see this one coming across as under attenuated to some and overly sweet, but i think if you are drinking a reasonable amount of this it stops short, and just gives a concentrated dose of vanilla, smooth chocolate, and barrel notes in a low carbonation and very viscous vessel.

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Photo of bashiba
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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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sean9689
3.9/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Haymarket.

A - Pours black, mocha colored head, spotty lace, thin collar.

S - Big booze, classic Woodford Reserve coconut notes, chocolate, dark fruits, caramel.

T - Big hot boozy, coconut, chocolate, caramel, slight roast. This one needs some more time to chill, but besides the big booze, there's a nice level of complexity here that I see coming through.

M - Full, rich, smooth, good carbonation, creamy toasty finish.

O - A very solid BA that is enjoyable, to say the least. However, it's still quite fresh at this point and needs some time to rest, IMO. If you like 'em big and boozy, this is your beer. I want this one after a year or so worth of age.

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.02/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kawilliams81
4.05/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Haymarket. Served in a 12 oz chalice.

A- pours black with a 1 finger brown head. Small bubbles on the glass.

S- chocolate, vanilla, roast and some borbon

T- sweet chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla, coffee, some roast and faint bourbon at the finish.

M- full body and low carbonation. Creamy, smooth and easy drinkinf for a 11% beer.

O- good ba ris. Dark fruits remind of Darkness but this has the vanilla and bourbon with it.

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Photo of CLCardinal84
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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4.12/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AgentZero
4.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stopped in to get a growler of this but it was about to kick so they were only doing pours of it, unfortunately.

A - Black beer, bit of tan head that stuck around for a bit and left some nice spots for a big stout. Pretty nice looking.

S - Lots of chocolate, coconut, bourbon, vanilla, barrel. Nice roast and dark fruit, really has a lot going on. I feel like the comes through a little too strong and needs some tme to settle down.

T - Taste is really good, lots of chocolate, coconut, dark fruits, roast. It's pretty sweet, pushes the limits of being too sweet, but it's good. Beer drinks a little hot and boozy, needs time to cool, my biggest complaint about it. Still, very nice complexity and flavor.

M - Full bodied, lower carbonation, almost chewey.

O - Really nice beer, if this is the beginning of their barrel aging I'd say Haymarket has a ton of potential to kick out some really great big beers. Would love to drink this again, particularly after it's had a bit of time to sit.

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4.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Indignant Bourbon Imperial Stout from Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 126 ratings
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