Indigo Imp Candi-Man

Formerly brewed at Indigo Imp
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Cleveland, Ohio USA


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Dark amber. Malt and sweetness add to the complex flavor which ends in a moderately dry finish. This Belgian-style double is brewed with traditional candi-sugar. Candi-Man A salute to the Monastic breweries of the Middle Ages, this Belgian-style Double Ale is brewed with fine pilsner malt & Belgian candi sugar. A traditional ingredient in Belgian abbey ales, candi sugar provides a deep amber color and complex flavors.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nephilium (1818) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Slight aroma of cinnamon and alcohol. Pours a cloudy light brown, with just a dusting of head. Very sweet flavor, spices, cinnamon and sugar are very noticeable. Drinkable, but not something I’m going to be looking for again.

cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle thanks to michcam8 when he gave it away after nearly throwing up after drinking it, well here we go, pours a hazy orange copper with a thick head that sticks around forever, bottle gushed a little when opening, aroma is pretty bad, like dirty dish water and dirty socks mixed together, the Belgian candy sugar doesn’t really come through at all, flavor is rancid, sour yet dirty at the same time, not the good kind of sour, like the sour medicine you are forced to take and then it was strained through a dirty diaper and put straight into your mouth, wtf, this is horrible.

michcam8 (565) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2014
By far the worse beer I have ever had! $11.99 a six pack....ouch!!! I literally took 2 sips and did a reverse know, were you swallow the throw-up back down. Sour, medicine, alcohol, garbage, dirt, previous regurgitation come to mind when I took a sip. Disgusting!

hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2011
bottle @ dak’s 9/5/10. brown pour with burnt orange highlights and a lasting off white film. odd aroma of raw peanuts, candi sugar, grain and something tart. tartness carries over to the flavor in the form of green apples and batteries mixed with caramel and peanuts. it is flawed, tart and sharp. holy hell, this is supposed to be a dubbel?! 4/3/2/1/

Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Wow is this stuff bad. Poured an Opaque brown color with a small beige head. Aroma was really off, like dog food or something, and not im not exaggerations. Taste was vegetal, sour but in a bad way and in now way resembled a dubbell. I asked the person who poured it what spices were in it in case maybe it was just something i wasnt used to and he told me there were no spices, thats just the great character of the belgian yeast that makes those flavors. HAHAHAHAH

kbutler1 (1381) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Bottle. Poured into a NB tulip glass a slighlty cloudy bright amber orange color with a 1/2 finger slightly tan head that recedes quickly. Raisin, clove, miminal spice, and slight booze are all found in the nose. Medium mouthfeel. Pretty sweet start with both a mix of some dark fruit along with some apple. Some booze notes as well, especially in the end. Ends kind of flat. Overall, not bad but not really extremely memorable as well. It has a semi sweet tart start that was slightly surprising. Really no lace left at all.

SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Burnt amber color with a small head. Aroma of light fruit, yeast and sweet malt. Flavor is sweet. Too sweet. With a touch of fruit. Whatever!

Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark and cloudy sienna color with a small, smooth head of beige foam. Fading quickly to just a thin ring, the head gives small, wet splotches of lacing to the glass. The aroma is sweet, showing a malt base of amber candi sugar, toasted honey, and some glazed cereal grain. Grain of Paradise is distinct, as hints of minty, lightly tart (unintentionally?) yeast and earthen flower petals waft in. Flavors follow suit, again showing that obtrusive tart yeast profile that seems to cut down the candied malt sugars and leave the Grain of Paradise as an overwhelming spice. It’s just not something that fits the dubbel style very well. The palate is light bodied for the genre, probably thinned by the overly active yeast, as drying, papery carbonation ushers in a cardboard-like finish. Not good. This brewery has failed to impress me in the slightest way.

ddemmingjr (800) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Pours a hazel brown,decent head. Unique nose with fermented fruit wafting through.quite sour considering the amount of sugars added.interesting texture with a bit of carbonation.not bad but different.

dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Bottle pours burnt orange with an off-white head. Aroma smells of raw peanuts and faint caramel. Flavor shows basically the same with a pretty muted honey/caramel sweetness giving way to a funky dry apple finish.

daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Amber pour. Honey and caramel malt aroma. Flavor? AWFUL. Varnish and apple juice. Some old nasty honey. NO GOOD.

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