chinchill (2448) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iron Rat Imperial Stout [10%]
On tap at the brewpub.
Pours dark brown, essentially black, with a good tan head. Decent lacing,
Aroma: faint and mild for style, even after some warming. Smokey, dark roasted grains.
Flavor: Ample dark roasted grains with some burnt toast and char. More bittering hops than expected. Some sweetness too leaving a mild bitterness overall.
Feel: smooth and full, with only some of the alcohol showing.
O: a good RIS with well-hidden alcohol.
tricyclist (958) - Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fluted snifter pour with khaki almost two under head. Nose is loads of coffee and roasted malt. Quite toasty and dark. Flavor follows, bitter coffee notes and some chocolates, again, more bitter. Sharp and enjoyable.
Dogbrick (8902) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
AndyW68 (1184) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Derek881 (1026) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jrodooo5 (1120) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
mike5326 (1057) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
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onceblind (4843) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark dark brown and smells of roasted malts and chocolate poured from a tap. Tastes of chocolate and roasted malt. Great beer.
MadRobin (2174) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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