Oakes (11408) - 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.
jcwattsrugger (10909) - 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
Travlr (9999) - 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.
Tmoney99 (9977) - 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.
hopscotch (8460) - 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!
Sammy (8026) - 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.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub 1/1/07: Pours a nearly opaque black with dark brown edges and a dense, tan nitro head. Aroma of sweet caramel and dark chocolate. Body starts sweet, full and caramely with good mocha balance and a mild bitterness before a sticky, lingering dark chocolate finish. A nice, smooth imperial stout with good flavor.
Ibrew2or3 (6440) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2006
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured black with lasting frothy tan head. The aroma was really light. I couldn’t smell hardly anything at all. The flavor however is very nice. There is a burnt and chocolate maltiness that create a both roasted and sweet flavor. About midway the taste becomes just a bit sweeter like molasses. There is just a little sense of alcohol that actually gives the beer added interest in the flavor. It seems the molasses flavor and light alcohol note mix to create an almost oatmeal flavor. This beer works for me.
sebletitje (6234) - 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.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.