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Tampa Bay Iron Rat Imperial Stout

Tampa Bay Iron Rat Imperial Stout
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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An imperial stout brewed with seven types of grains, some flaked barley, 80 IBUs of Northern Brewer Hops. This aggressive beer is dispensed through a nitrogen tap for a creamy head and silky texture.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8239) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Sample at the brewpub. Dark brownish-black color with a medium foamy tan head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Roast malt, coffee and hops in the nose. Medium to full body with a roasty malt and coffee character, plus some earthy hops in the background. The finish is sweet and creamy with a malt and cocoa aftertaste. Decent overall.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyW68 (1108) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 27, 2014
This shot is good. Black pour with thick tan head. Aroma is roast chocolate,coffee,dirt and a little sweet molasses. Taste is balanced very well. Nearly as good as the aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (1011) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Enjoyed a tulip glass of this beer on tap at the brewpub in Ybor. The beer had a full black color with rising dark bubbles on the outside and a large, dark, tan, creamy-foamy head with very good retention, and excellent cling and lacing. Its aroma had roasty chocolate and coffee tones along with lighter toffee and caramel notes and touches of earth and molasses. It had a semi-sweet coffee flavor with a blend of chocolate and was also fairly bitter with earthy and grainy flavors. The beer was fairly thick, wet, and velvety, with low-average carbonation, a dry finish, and a presence of alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1035) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 9, 2014
Big roasty stout that actually comes up a little thin. Has a good pour w/ nice lacing. It’s kind of a 1 trick pony & lacks a little bit of depth. Nevertheless, it’s a solid beer & worth a try for the avid stout fan!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (942) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Poured from a tap. Dark brown color, medium tan head. Pepper and mild roasted malt aroma. Nice roasted malt flavor with a sweet and bitter character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (4287) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Dark black pour with a persistent khaki head. Nose has a lot of sweetness and a lot of roast with some dark coca and acidic coffee. However, it really comes together in a lovely aroma. Flavor is big yet smooth with roast and a touch of smoke, some bitter dark cocoa, and a semi-bitter coffee ish tone. Roasty and full, and quite dark without being syrupy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Dark dark brown and smells of roasted malts and chocolate poured from a tap. Tastes of chocolate and roasted malt. Great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1996) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 23, 2014
On tap (nitro?) 4 oz. sampler at Tampa Bay Brewing Company in Yber City (Tampa), FL. Opaque, near black with a creamy tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and mild chocolate. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Medium body and medium/low carbonization with a nitro-like mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3765) - Florida, USA - APR 26, 2013
Had on draft poured a dark brown, almost black color with aromas of light chocolate, roast, and some earth. Flavors follow suit, a solid basic stout, wish they out this on more.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2013
On draft at Tampa Bay Brewing Co. Coral Springs. I felt like this one had great potential but is missing some elements. Could use some more coffee/chocolate flavor. The ABV is masked very well and it’s pretty easy to sip on.


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