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Tampa Bay Iron Rat Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 63   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...

4.3
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9493) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2005
Draft... This beer rocks!... Pitch black ale with a small, creamy, light brown head. Smells like uncooked chocolate chip cookie dough with some smokey notes and a shot of vanilla. Well-roasted, malty flavor with notes of cocoa and caramel. Full-bodied and creamy with medium carbonation. Chocolatey, bitter finish. No charred notes which are usually associated with Imperial Stouts. World class effort by Dave at TBBC!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2007 A lot of chocolate in the aroma and almost has a gooey, not quite all the way baked, brownies smell. Some bitter notes in there as well. Deep black with a tight mocha head that stays for the whole beer. More chocolate malt in the fore with just the right alcohol coming over the top. Some mild nutty notes. Finish is creamy and bitter. Definitely a lower key Imperial abv wise, but the flavor is very good, almost delicate, though still quite thick in body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (4512) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Dark black pour with a persistent khaki head. Nose has a lot of sweetness and a lot of roast with some dark coca and acidic coffee. However, it really comes together in a lovely aroma. Flavor is big yet smooth with roast and a touch of smoke, some bitter dark cocoa, and a semi-bitter coffee ish tone. Roasty and full, and quite dark without being syrupy.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyW68 (1155) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 27, 2014
This shot is good. Black pour with thick tan head. Aroma is roast chocolate,coffee,dirt and a little sweet molasses. Taste is balanced very well. Nearly as good as the aroma.

4.1
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4543) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2011
On draft at TBBC. Pours dark brown black with a dark tan head. Nose is chocolate, coffee, cocoa, slight earth, and Hershey bar. Flavor is the sme with a great chocolate quality. Silky mouthfeel and a delicious chocolate throughout. Very enjoyable imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrockLanders (774) - 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.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7077) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Poured black with lasting frothy tan head. The aroma was really light. I couldn’t smell hardly anything at all. The flavor however is very nice. There is a burnt and chocolate maltiness that create a both roasted and sweet flavor. About midway the taste becomes just a bit sweeter like molasses. There is just a little sense of alcohol that actually gives the beer added interest in the flavor. It seems the molasses flavor and light alcohol note mix to create an almost oatmeal flavor. This beer works for me.


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