Braudog (6804) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Draft at the brewpub. Midnight black with a little lacing. The aroma is of licorice. This drinks with a strong anise bite, and a tart bitter finish. (#3933, 6/27/2010). BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Tap at brewery: Nearly opaque with a rocky tan head and good lace. The aroma has notes of charred and chocolate malts, anise and plum, light grassy esters, quite weak. The taste is like a chocolate shake with burnt malts in reserve. Mild coffee and dark fruits noted as well. The mouth feel is creamy and soft, medium-bodied and astringent. A sub-par imperial, more like a regular old sweet stout IMO, disappointing. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2008
At TBBC. An almost black pour with deep creamy brown head and lace. Nose of toasted chocolate malt. Very good chocolate flavor with more of a bitter finish than I would have expected. Good mouthfeel and carbonation. Just a tick thin. A good stout with a dry finish with a pretty hard bitter that hangs. Well done. burg326 (5596) - Florida, USA - APR 26, 2013
Had on draft poured a dark brown, almost black color with aromas of light chocolate, roast, and some earth. Flavors follow suit, a solid basic stout, wish they out this on more. markwise (5441) - 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.
chinchill (5226) - 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.
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2009
Sample @ brewpub. Thick dark black with rich tan head. Brownies with some peanut butter. The peanut smell is a little off-putting. Smooth, creamy, silky velvet texture. Really thick and assertive without being in your face. Nice boozy kick at the end and the vanilla flavors kick in too. Dessert-like and would pair well with cheesecake. Mellow and smooth. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Sample at brewpub. Pours a nice deep dark ambery brown not quite black- great lasting head. Aroma is sharp roasted malts lots of roasted nuts, and a good chocolate donut aroma. flavor is a bit syrupy sweet at first but dries out and becomes a nutty dried light burnt toast and chocolate character- with a roasted finish- pretty smooth overall. Nice. Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Draft at the brewpub, labeled as 8.0% ABV. Pours nearly black, with just a faint hint of mahogany at the edges. A lasting, thick, mocha colored head leaves dense rings of lacing on the glass. Aromas of bold, bittersweet dark chocolate and burnt caramel are deepened with notes of ripe fig and raisin. Flavors follow suit, nice and chocolaty, with a good amount of sweet caramel and sweet mocha. Dark, sweet fruit notes bridge the gap to an earthen, hoppy finish. Thick and syrupy on the palate, the obviously high sugar content leaves a sticky film in the mouth. This is a good imperial stout, but I prefer mine with a little more roast to back up the choco-caramel sweetness. SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 3, 2009
Tap. Best beer so far from tampa bay brewing. Pours black with a tan head, some nice lace on the glass. Aroma is chocolate and coffee- great . Roasted malts, sweet malts. Very well balanced. Really diggin this beer. Sticky creamy smooth mouthfeel. Some nice hop bitterness. As well. This beer was pretty tight