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Tampa Bay Iron Rat Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 61   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2005
Ultra pitch black, creamy tan head. Absolutely smelled like raw chocolate chip cookie dough, with additional notes of roasted coffee, cream, fresh vanilla, with a slight hint of smoke. Flavor was all about rich toasted malt that turned roasty as I worked my way through it. Additional mocha, toffee and caramel flavors bounce in and out, but with a light hop bitterness keeping any sweetness in check. Full bodied and very smooth, moderate carbonation, chocolaty, bitter-sweet finish. Thanks Dave for allowing us to try this one. Great brew which I look forward to trying again in the near future...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2008
sampled at the brewpub. Opaque black in color with a deep brown head. Aroma is alot of roast and chocolate, don’t get much more than that. Taste is heavily roasted with alot of chocolate, and some molasses sneaking in creating a pleasant bittersweet character. pretty full bodied, almost too much roast in this. Pretty straightforward- not too complex but enjoyable. not much alcohol detected.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2005
Rating from 10/29/2003 moved from dry stout rating</b< (This was the Imperial version of this Stout, I guess they brew a Dry under the same name) (Cask and draft) Black with nice tan head. Big vanilla, oak, chocolate, and coffee aromas. Flavor is more subdued then the aroma, oaky and chocolate flavors dominate. Medium smooth body, a bit thin. Cask version was much better then the draft version. More creamy and better overall flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Pours black, with a light brown head. Good lacing left on the glass. Alot of dark chocolate seemed to be the most noticeable aroma right off the bat, but eventually turned into a little coffee and some roast too. Very thick mouthfeel, a little oily with a burnt malts seemingly everywhere here. Very roasty, with coffee backing it up most of the way. Pretty solid stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1853) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 23, 2014
On tap (nitro?) 4 oz. sampler at Tampa Bay Brewing Company in Yber City (Tampa), FL. Opaque, near black with a creamy tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and mild chocolate. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Medium body and medium/low carbonization with a nitro-like mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2008
On tap at brewery on 4/5/08. Pours a dark brown to black with a creamy white head. Aroma: grain, chocolate, coffee. Tastes the same with slightly bitter, chocolate, coffee finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2009
Pours black. Nose is roasted malt, black malts, earthy hops, coffee, cocoa, mild anise. Flavor is rich malt, burnt coffee, mild dark chocolate, booze and sweet sugar. Real nice Imperial stout.

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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Wow.TBBC never ceases to amaze me when it comes to their stouts. Poured black with no light escaping through it. A small thin tan head tha dissipated quick.Hughe coffee aroma and Flavor with a hint of roastedness.The finish had a slight bitterness to it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chipalsa (1307) - Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Thanks to OmegaX for sharing. The nose on this one was of coffee, cocoa and dirt. High carbonation gave to a dry body, but quickly fading into a swath of coffee beans and chocolate covered raisins. I liked this one, I only wish for lighter carbonation... and a barrel-aged version as well.


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