desurfer (1186) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Body is a deep, nearly opaque garnet with a small ringing of foam around the edges. Faint aroma of roasted malts and alcohol. Flavor is bursting with roasted barley, coffee, and bittersweet bakerís chocolate. Alcohol is there but not too up front. Finishes dry and warm. Nice, balanced impy.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
You knowÖ I hadnít intended on rating this beer because I was too lazy to add it to the site, but since Eric added the beer, and Iíve probably had 12 pints of this over the past monthÖ Iím rating this Bizzach!
I freaking love it! Dave just dropped it on the hand pull today 2/3/05 and it is insane! Chocolate malt, chocolate fugÖ chocolate caramel fug toffee vanilla ice cream, with a hint of coffee and oak in the finish. The body is chewy and there is a perfect amount of roasted chary bitterness in the finish.
Dave, You better try and keep this on more often!
OmegaX (1131) - Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at TBBC. Nose is tons of earthy cocoa, some light roast, and a nice amount of good olí chocolate. Body is dark, dark brown with a tan head. Taste follows suit with a dryish finish. Again, lost of chocolate and some cocoa and roast. A nice drinker.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JAN 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at TBBC. Pours a soft looking black with blood red hues at the fringe. Head is lasting, tan with white swirls. Aroma is all roasted coffee and heavily roasted malt, a little too roasted. Little detectable hop presence. None of the complex aroma I associate with a well made imperial stout. Flavor is about the same, uninspired, but very smooth and drinkable. Average beer from a usually above average brewpub.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2006 Iíd say this compares to some Imperials that Iíve paid $7/22 oz. First sip reminded me of Oak Aged Yeti (but thatís just me I bet noone else would say that) Pretty hoppy or maybe it was the slight alcohol bite to it. Very dark black of course nice thick tan head that stayed the whole time. Bittersweet chocolate followed by slight coffee and lots of hops, very creamy mouthfeel. The aftertaste was just like the normal stout version but with more alcohol. This was a damn good beer by these guys and they should keep up the creativity.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap . Pours an opaque black with a two finger dark tan head that lasts leaving great lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, fresh brewed coffee, dark chocolate, light caramel, and a touch alcohol. Taste is the same as aroma. Full slightly oily mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and well hidden alcohol. Very good.
BeerFanDan17 (947) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - APR 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very tasty and strong stout on draft at the brewery. Nice chocolately overtones and a touch of coffee. Pours pitch black.
BrockLanders (760) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
We enjoyed this one...nice dark black/brown pour....thin brown head. Lots of roasty malt in the nose, some lite smokiness, maybe some choco notes, but it did smell great. Ful bodied...lotsa coffe maltiness in the flavor. Not too different from the regular Iron Rat...just kicked up several notches to the good. Nice bitterness in the finish. Very nice IS.
drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured jet black with tan head smelled of roasted malts and choc tasted about the same good beer
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Black as night pour, 2 finger thick bubbly brown head. Incredible retention as well. Only thing keeping this from a 5 is the lack of lacing. Nose is chocolate malts, coffee grounds, dark fruity esters, some nice roasted bits and vanilla beans. Doesnít smell hot at all, and it shouldnít at this relatively low ABV for the style. Fore is more chocolate, tons of roast, caramel, vanilla and coffee. Back of the throat brings more of the same, the sweetness builds over time but never becomes overpowering. Medium bodied, wish it had a bit more heft and chewiness to it. Finish is chalky, medium length and in turns roasty and sweet. A bit disappointed in this one after the back to back greatness of the Mad Hopper and the Jack the Quaffer, but this is still a really good beer.