Travlr (26105) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Draft at the source. Listed as Iron Rat Stout, 8.0%, and described as an imperial stout. Almost black, dark brown head. Aroma of chocolate syrup. Taste is similar. Medium body. Oakes (18851) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2009
Appetizing near black body with a thin head. Rich chocolate nose with a light French roast note. Smooth, creamy body with some burnt fruit, coffee. The alcohol comes in late, drying it out after the sweet chocolatey malts. brokensail (16648) - 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. Tmoney99 (14982) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2006
Draft at new brewpub. Poured black color with an average creamy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Heavy roasted coffee malty aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. heavy roasted balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer. Dogbrick (13789) - 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.
Sammy (12762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2009
Very dark brown with auburn highlights. Faint lacing. Above average carbonation. Roasty and chocolate. Fine to drink though basic for the style.
Enjoyed on-tap at the brewpub. jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2006
on nitro-pours a big creamy tan head that laces and black color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate, perfumy/mint. Taste is dark malt-coffee/chocolate, creamy. Alcohol. Mild carbonation. Not my style but, occasional, sipping. 3.0 BVery (11361) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Tap at the brewpub. Very dark pour with a tan head. Nice coffee aroma. Oily palate but not overly dense. Dry roasty malts. Good beer. hopscotch (11238) - 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! alexsdad06 (10818) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2017
Draft to mini snifter at Tampa Bay Brewing from recent notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, hints of coffee, some earthy bitterness, pretty solid yet straightforward imperial stout, dry, roasted finish, good.