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Tampa Bay Iron Rat Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

Previously listed at 8.5% abv


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (18610) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (14529) - San Leandro, California, USA - DEC 28, 2015
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (14042) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12726) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2006
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11751) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2006
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

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2005
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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (10409) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (10320) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (8911) - Plymouth, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8270) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2009
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.


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