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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (1004) - St. Petersburg, Florida, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (991) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 9, 2014
Big roasty stout that actually comes up a little thin. Has a good pour w/ nice lacing. It’s kind of a 1 trick pony & lacks a little bit of depth. Nevertheless, it’s a solid beer & worth a try for the avid stout fan!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFanDan17 (986) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (859) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Poured from a tap. Dark brown color, medium tan head. Pepper and mild roasted malt aroma. Nice roasted malt flavor with a sweet and bitter character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrockLanders (772) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Poured jet black with tan head smelled of roasted malts and choc tasted about the same good beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2008
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. Doesn’t smell hot at all, and it shouldn’t 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 15, 2009
On tap at TBBC. Lack pour, dense light brown head. Roasty coffee nose. Flavor is coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and a hint of alcohol in the finish. A very good batch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2012
black color, aroma of roasted malts, coffee, flavors of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, tobacco, pretty bitter, nice mouth feel, middle of the road IS

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Draft at TBBC. Pours a thick dark color with a lot of head. Heav\y bodied with hints of coffee, roasted malts. Some hoppiness.Pretty clean finish.


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