Travlr (18610) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
brokensail (14529) - San Leandro, California, USA - DEC 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Tampa Bay Brewing. Very dark brown, almost black in color, with some khaki foam. Kind of on the sweet side with a bunch of chocolate, caramel, and molasses. Moderate roasted malt character and a decent bit of coffee, at least. There is a slightly bitter, ashy note to the finish, but it does work fine enough with the sweetness of the burnt sugars, chocolate, and hints of dark fruit.
Oakes (14042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Tmoney99 (12726) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at new brewpub. Poured black color with an average creamy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Heavy roasted coffee malty aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. heavy roasted balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.
jcwattsrugger (11751) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on nitro-pours a big creamy tan head that laces and black color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate, perfumy/mint. Taste is dark malt-coffee/chocolate, creamy. Alcohol. Mild carbonation. Not my style but, occasional, sipping. 3.0
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft... This beer rocks!... Pitch black ale with a small, creamy, light brown head. Smells like uncooked chocolate chip cookie dough with some smokey notes and a shot of vanilla. Well-roasted, malty flavor with notes of cocoa and caramel. Full-bodied and creamy with medium carbonation. Chocolatey, bitter finish. No charred notes which are usually associated with Imperial Stouts. World class effort by Dave at TBBC!
Dogbrick (10409) - 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.
Sammy (10320) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
BVery (8911) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
sebletitje (8270) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ TBBC
Pour black with mocha head.
Aroma of roasted dark malts, faint hints of hops, some lingering chocolate and coffee.
Flavor, malty, grainy, some hints of lactic sweetness, toasted notes with some coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, warming abv with some hops and chocolate bitterness.