Indigo Imp Gatekeeper

 
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Formerly brewed at Indigo Imp
Style: Porter
Cleveland, Ohio USA

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A classic Robust Porter brewed with Black and Caramel Malts in our open fermentation tanks. Gatekeeper is a dark beer with a balance of sharp bitterness, from Black malt and hops, and malt sweetness from Caramel Malt.

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2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Pours a dark dark brown, nearly black with small light brown foamy head that quickly dissipates. Lots of tiny carbonation clinging to the side of the glass. Very pleasant, caramel, malty aroma, inviting like a candy. Slightly sour, lemon like flavor hits you immediately subsiding to a subtle chocolate, nutty taste. Slight bitter alcohol warmth settles in the middle of your chest. Aftertaste is a bit stale


3.6
weihenweizen (4111) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Dark brown with no head. Aroma is malty dark malt, medium body, and very little lacing. Taste is tart cherry and some lactic.

1.3
rumproasts (6035) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2015
bottle. Deep brown with minimal head. Really odd sour flavor. I like sours, but this doesn’t seem like it’s intentionally sour, nor is it pleasantly sour, so uh… I can’t really get past that. It’s a semi-malty porter, but I can’t really taste anything else but this unpleasant sourness.

3.2
outlawskies (564) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Interesting yet goood Julie says, we bit agree in the score of three. C. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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jimmack34 (647) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Way too much champaign carbonation, which is wrong for a porter. The smell is way too sweet as it smells like opening a new can of latex paint. Taste is horribly sour. Totally wrong mouthfeel. I am pouring this out.

2.6
jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle. RBSG. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of vanilla, chocolate, dirty earth and grape soda. Medium body.

3.8
Beese (3210) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle from the Great British Beer Festival 2013. Poured a thick black colour with a dense tan head and some lacing. Aroma of chocolate, blackjack sweets and aniseed. Very aggressive carbonation. Initial flavours of treacle, burnt malt and some spice. Good balance of sweetness on the palate with some burnt sugar, plums and oak.

3.4
fonefan (51067) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, coffee, moderate roasted. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light light acidic and moderate bitter with a long duration, chocolate sweet, malt butter, light coffee, raisin - berry tart notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130814]

2.3
SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 29, 2013
Mostly black with huge foamy head. Dry ashy flavor. A bit tart. No residual sweetness left. Some dry cocoa. Ligh t bodied.

2.7
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
black with a huge head. Nose is chocolates with some grain and metallic notes. Flavor is chocolates, metallic, and rubbery flavors. Charred burnt and a touch phenolic. Not really my favorite.

2.6
Grumbo (3973) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle bought at GBBF 2013 and drunk at home. Dark brown colour with a small tan coloured head. Mild chocolate and caramel aroma, with some slightly sour dark fruit. Quite high in carbonation. A little light in body, and somewhat disappointing really.


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