cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
beerme31 (673) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours very dark brown with a medium tan head. Nice malty aroma of chocolate, nuts, and roasted coffee. Medium sweet tatse. Full body, roasted finish that is a bit sweet but also some bitter for balance.
kathouse (1748) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - MAY 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black unsweetened cocoa without bitterness. Light roast. This beer is very pleasant without the alcohol typically associated with imperials.
S_Side_Smitty (749) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
brokensail (16328) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Tampa Bay Brewing. Very dark brown, almost black in color, with some khaki foam. Kind of on the sweet side with a bunch of chocolate, caramel, and molasses. Moderate roasted malt character and a decent bit of coffee, at least. There is a slightly bitter, ashy note to the finish, but it does work fine enough with the sweetness of the burnt sugars, chocolate, and hints of dark fruit.
njager246 (697) - 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
chinchill (4628) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iron Rat Imperial Stout [10%]
On tap at the brewpub.
Pours dark brown, essentially black, with a good tan head. Decent lacing,
Aroma: faint and mild for style, even after some warming. Smokey, dark roasted grains.
Flavor: Ample dark roasted grains with some burnt toast and char. More bittering hops than expected. Some sweetness too leaving a mild bitterness overall.
Feel: smooth and full, with only some of the alcohol showing.
O: a good RIS with well-hidden alcohol.
tricyclist (1125) - 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.
Dogbrick (12365) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewpub. Dark brownish-black color with a medium foamy tan head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Roast malt, coffee and hops in the nose. Medium to full body with a roasty malt and coffee character, plus some earthy hops in the background. The finish is sweet and creamy with a malt and cocoa aftertaste. Decent overall.
AndyW68 (1504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Derek881 (1265) - 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.