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Tampa Bay Iron Rat Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 61   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (5944) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Tap at the brewpub. Very dark pour with a tan head. Nice coffee aroma. Oily palate but not overly dense. Dry roasty malts. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chipalsa (1307) - Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Thanks to OmegaX for sharing. The nose on this one was of coffee, cocoa and dirt. High carbonation gave to a dry body, but quickly fading into a swath of coffee beans and chocolate covered raisins. I liked this one, I only wish for lighter carbonation... and a barrel-aged version as well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OmegaX (1208) - Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Tap at TBBC. Nose is tons of earthy cocoa, some light roast, and a nice amount of good ol’ chocolate. Body is dark, dark brown with a tan head. Taste follows suit with a dryish finish. Again, lost of chocolate and some cocoa and roast. A nice drinker.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Draft at the source. Listed as Iron Rat Stout, 8.0%, and described as an imperial stout. Almost black, dark brown head. Aroma of chocolate syrup. Taste is similar. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3/13/12. On tap at the brewery as Iron Rat, but listed as 10%, so I guess it’s this? Almost all black pour, ruby edges, with a small brown head that fades fast. Huge roast and coffee aroma with bits of tartness and caramel. Big roasty and chocolate kick but with loads of butterscotch... almost slick feeling. It’s not horrible, but nothing to phone home about.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2228) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Growler shared by Ibrew2or3 at a tasting in April 2011. Aroma: smoky, tobacco, roasted malts
Taste: roasted malts, chocolate, spicy
Overall: A great Imperial Stout with a solid bitterness and a thick/full body. Not overly sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2011
On draft at TBBC. Pours dark brown black with a dark tan head. Nose is chocolate, coffee, cocoa, slight earth, and Hershey bar. Flavor is the sme with a great chocolate quality. Silky mouthfeel and a delicious chocolate throughout. Very enjoyable imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5800) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2011
Growler thanks to IBrew2or3 at the tasting. Pours a almost pure black color with a medium brown head. The aroma is chocolates and light dark fruit. The flavor is nice; char, chocolates, some heat, roasted malts, nutty at times. A smooth drinking Impy for sure. It will appeal to those not looking for boozy over the top sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4277) - Utah, USA - APR 11, 2011
Growler shared by Dave, thanks
Appearance: Black with a big tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts and chocolate
Taste: Roasted malts, woody and chocolate
OK, easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2010
On tap. Tampa Bay Brewery. Nice dark pour with a fluffy tan head. Deep chocolate flavor. Raisin cinnamon thick and delicious. Yummy


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