Tampa Bay Iron Rat Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

Previously listed at 8.5% abv

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (1253) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2009
Draft at the brewpub with Beerlando. Pours black with a chocolate milk colored head and very sticky lacing. The aroma is smokey, chocolate and not very sweet. Mouthfeel is substantial and sticky. Flavor is smooth and easy drinking with cocoa, coffee and not a lot of sweetness. Good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2005
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JAN 6, 2007
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFanDan17 (1083) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - APR 4, 2009
A very tasty and strong stout on draft at the brewery. Nice chocolately overtones and a touch of coffee. Pours pitch black.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2005
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2006
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
S_Side_Smitty (715) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2016
Pours black with a thick deep tan head. Aroma is molasses & coffee. Taste is smooth, creamy and sweet with malts and coffee becoming distinct in the mid. Hoppy citrus bitterness dances with the coffee for a long and bitter finish.

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