argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
32oz growler, thanks Thorpe429. Minimal tan head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, some Port. Taste is sweet, milk/bittersweet chocolate, Port/vinous, some wood, light vanilla. Sticky full body, minimal carbonation.
Travlr (9833) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of Thorpe429, thank you sir! Pours like motor oil. Arom of vanilla, licorice, burnt espresso. Taste is smooth, rich, chocolatey espresso. Nice.
Leighton (8675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Thanks, Chris! Pours black-brown with a foamy, beige head. Burnt licorice in the nose, charred wood, dark malts. Big sweet flavor, sweet dark fruits, raisins, fruitcake. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Pretty chewy. Sweet, sticky sugary finish, dark toffee, bittersweet cocoa, raisins. Really good.
BeerandBlues2 (8456) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by Thorpe429. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate and roast malt, figs, prunes, and plums with light spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
GT2 (7033) - Riverside, California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler thanks to Thorpe429. Pours inky with low carbonation, no head, maroon highlights. Nose is sweet, decadent, tomato, black peppercorn, basil. Taste is interesting- licorice, oak, tomato, oak, black pepper, molasses. Palate is dry, spicy, woody, warming. Pretty nice. One of the favorites at the tasting.
crossovert (5640) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dense, thick mouthfeel, low carobation. Port, vanilla, and chocolate meld for an great desert beer.
SudsMcDuff (5323) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thank you to Chris for sharing this, funny that i had missed the release of this beer up in chicago by a few days and now i get to try it! stoked!! .. . pours a deep black .. .mild foam .. . great barrel presence, deep tar, dark burnt malts .. . a wonderful complex beer, Haymarket makes some nice brews .. . . Oh! Was that what that was? Oh good, I thought you might have a problem.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler pour on tap at the ICBG FoBAB 2012 Brewers/Sponsors Dinner (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich deep opaque black hue, dark and ominous with rich deep body, no glow. Big cakey brownish head dies to a firm layer, laces well. Aromas are gentle oak, touches of tawny port, spirit and gentle red wine. Gentle roast, deadened, with sweeter caramel and roast, vanilla, oak. Toffee, toast, and biscuits. Black malts, cocoa, and deadened sweetness, the Port seems to cover up and deaden the complexity. Initial is rich and sweet, oak and toast, dark fruit, gentle red wine, spirit, and vanilla. Oxidation, sherry and vinous qualities, toast and biscuits, black malts, thicker sweet toffee, caramel. Vanilla, gentle coffee, more oak and barrel flavor. Middle is more coffee and roast meeting spirit barrel, flavors from the Port come through more, sherry and dark fruit, vanilla, sticky qualities, and toffee. Cocoa, oak, and some roasty dryness into the backend, as we dry ths bad boy up a bit, roasty and dry backend as the finish shows roast, coffee, earth, gentle ask. Lingering firm Port barrel shows some presence lingering. Some cocoa, toffee, vanilla, oak. An odd beer that comes into it’s own half way through. Complex, but I wouldn’t say I like it more than the other versions. Nose is a bit dead. Solid beer, but I still prefer other Indignant versions. This one certainly has heart and I definitely grow into it though. It just has a mellow front end that only asserts some richer more assertive flavors and character into the middle and backend.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks, Sean! Really excellent nose with great port notes along with nice backing chocolate and light vanilla.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with tan watery head. Aroma of light BB and chocolate. Chocolate, BB and coffee dominate. Smooth full bodied beer. A little rough around the edges but really good.