Derek881 (1216) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed a tulip glass of this beer on tap at the brewpub in Ybor. The beer had a full black color with rising dark bubbles on the outside and a large, dark, tan, creamy-foamy head with very good retention, and excellent cling and lacing. Its aroma had roasty chocolate and coffee tones along with lighter toffee and caramel notes and touches of earth and molasses. It had a semi-sweet coffee flavor with a blend of chocolate and was also fairly bitter with earthy and grainy flavors. The beer was fairly thick, wet, and velvety, with low-average carbonation, a dry finish, and a presence of alcohol.
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 know… I hadn’t intended on rating this beer because I was too lazy to add it to the site, but since Eric added the beer, and I’ve probably had 12 pints of this over the past month… I’m 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 fug… 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!
tricyclist (1124) - Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fluted snifter pour with khaki almost two under head. Nose is loads of coffee and roasted malt. Quite toasty and dark. Flavor follows, bitter coffee notes and some chocolates, again, more bitter. Sharp and enjoyable.
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 I’d say this compares to some Imperials that I’ve paid $7/22 oz. First sip reminded me of Oak Aged Yeti (but that’s 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 (1043) - 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 (780) - 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.
njager246 (690) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sb Notes, aroma is chocolate and coffee, taste is creamy chocolate, some apple, and roasted malts, not bad
drseusszb200 (687) - 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