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Tampa Bay Iron Rat Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 63   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 15, 2009
On tap at TBBC. Lack pour, dense light brown head. Roasty coffee nose. Flavor is coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and a hint of alcohol in the finish. A very good batch.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFanDan17 (1018) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - APR 4, 2009
A very tasty and strong stout on draft at the brewery. Nice chocolately overtones and a touch of coffee. Pours pitch black.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2009
En fût. Verre de dégustation directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de chocolats et de petits fruits foncés. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café et de chocolat avec une pointe de mélange de noix et fruits. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une crémeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #2286)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Sample at brewpub. Pours a nice deep dark ambery brown not quite black- great lasting head. Aroma is sharp roasted malts lots of roasted nuts, and a good chocolate donut aroma. flavor is a bit syrupy sweet at first but dries out and becomes a nutty dried light burnt toast and chocolate character- with a roasted finish- pretty smooth overall. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2009
Appetizing near black body with a thin head. Rich chocolate nose with a light French roast note. Smooth, creamy body with some burnt fruit, coffee. The alcohol comes in late, drying it out after the sweet chocolatey malts.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2009
Very dark brown with auburn highlights. Faint lacing. Above average carbonation. Roasty and chocolate. Fine to drink though basic for the style. Enjoyed on-tap at the brewpub.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2009
On nitro tap at the brewpub in Tampa Bay. Poured a deep black color with a creamy, one finger brown head. The aroma was of dark fruit and bitter chocolate. The flavor was vanilla, roasted malt, coffee and a slight chocolate finish. The palate was excellent on this one, with a velvet mouthfeel, soft carbonation and a full body. I was pleased with this one, and a few minor tweaks could make it great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Sample @ brewpub. Thick dark black with rich tan head. Brownies with some peanut butter. The peanut smell is a little off-putting. Smooth, creamy, silky velvet texture. Really thick and assertive without being in your face. Nice boozy kick at the end and the vanilla flavors kick in too. Dessert-like and would pair well with cheesecake. Mellow and smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2681) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Pours thick and clack with a frothy tan head. Bitter dark chocolate dark fruit aroma. Taste is smooth and thick, chocolate and caramel malt and some roasted grain and coffee. Very tasty Impy Stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2009
Draft at the brewpub with Beerlando. Pours black with a chocolate milk colored head and very sticky lacing. The aroma is smokey, chocolate and not very sweet. Mouthfeel is substantial and sticky. Flavor is smooth and easy drinking with cocoa, coffee and not a lot of sweetness. Good stout.


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