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Tampa Bay Iron Rat Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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 (5991) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (5981) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BBB63 (5966) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Tap at brewery: Nearly opaque with a rocky tan head and good lace. The aroma has notes of charred and chocolate malts, anise and plum, light grassy esters, quite weak. The taste is like a chocolate shake with burnt malts in reserve. Mild coffee and dark fruits noted as well. The mouth feel is creamy and soft, medium-bodied and astringent. A sub-par imperial, more like a regular old sweet stout IMO, disappointing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5841) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5662) - Montréal-Nord, 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)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5662) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 10, 2009
Black color/ tan head. Rich, roasty black malt aromas. medium body. Smooth tobacco, bitter chocolate, dark roasted malt flavors with sweet pit fruits. good stout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (5600) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Draft at the brewpub. Midnight black with a little lacing. The aroma is of licorice. This drinks with a strong anise bite, and a tart bitter finish. (#3933, 6/27/2010).

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5375) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2010
On tap at the brewpub in Ybor City. Coal black viscous pour with a thick, creamy off-white head that leaves several rings of thick lacing. Aroma has some faint wisps of vanilla if a bit subdued. Flavor is full bodied with some hints of vanilla, brandy and a back end of marshmallows. Very tasty. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5213) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - 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.


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