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RATINGS: 69   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

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   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerme31 (673) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2016
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kathouse (1748) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Black unsweetened cocoa without bitterness. Light roast. This beer is very pleasant without the alcohol typically associated with imperials.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
S_Side_Smitty (749) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16328) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 28, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2015
Sb Notes, aroma is chocolate and coffee, taste is creamy chocolate, some apple, and roasted malts, not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4628) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2015
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.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (12365) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2014
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyW68 (1504) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (1265) - 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.

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