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Black Rat Imperial Stout - Cellar Rats Brewery

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Black Rat Imperial StoutBlack Rat Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
89
very good

84 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cellar Rats Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: adamette on 12-30-2009)
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Blueribbon666

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

01-26-2013 21:56:17 | More by Blueribbon666
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-15-2014 16:57:16 | More by ChrisL24481
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Alextricity

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No bottling date, but it's a Russian Imperial, so no loss for me. My dad picked up a four pack of this on a whim while we were in Cleveland last week. I know this site and probably the brewery consider it a milk stout, but I don't think it's like one at all.

Appearance: Pours black with some ruby tinges to it. Half a finger of a light tan head on it. Little lacing.

Smell: More roastiness than anything. Not really getting any dark fruits or chocolate, and only a little coffee. Smells like an average Russian Imperial.

Taste/feel: But the taste is a different story... yep, a big ol' Imperial Stout. First thing I notice is the feel, and I'm impressed. Full body with a slight prickly carbonation working itself through. Very nice. For the taste, it's a bit interesting. Deep roastiness like I'd expect, but then there's a lingering roasty nuttiness on my tongue on the finish that I really enjoy. Despite the ABV and style, I don't get the normally to-be-expected dark fruit, or, to a lesser extent, soy sauce kinda flavors in this beer. It's not huge on depth of flavor, but it's really enjoyable, too drinkable for the style (ABV can't be tasted or felt), and a beer I'd recommend.

Dark roasted malts, char, and roasted cashews are the dominant flavors I pick up. Maybe some coffee and chocolate in the background, but it doesn't have the depth many of the style have. At the same time, it also (dangerously) lacks the warmth or alcohol flavor many do as well. Interesting RIS, and an unexpectedly enjoyable one as well. I was teetering between a 3.75 and 4 overall rating, but went up just because it's coming from a brewery I hadn't ever heard of.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 15:46:46 | More by Alextricity
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toppoop

Ohio

3/5  rDev -24.6%

06-24-2014 18:49:34 | More by toppoop
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

06-09-2014 19:16:48 | More by IAmHollywood13
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buschbeer

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-04-2014 23:00:45 | More by buschbeer
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Glanzman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

05-23-2014 18:41:24 | More by Glanzman
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Zonian1

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-03-2014 02:38:22 | More by Zonian1
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Gaddabble

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-13-2014 17:30:14 | More by Gaddabble
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KFrank729

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-16-2014 22:24:47 | More by KFrank729
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mikepcarney

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-07-2014 02:41:59 | More by mikepcarney
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crewfan16

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -24.6%

12-11-2013 05:06:40 | More by crewfan16
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Adkins721

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-08-2013 16:48:51 | More by Adkins721
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Snooprobirob

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-04-2013 23:29:50 | More by Snooprobirob
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mdhobbs

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-11-2013 19:42:08 | More by mdhobbs
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

10-08-2013 22:24:49 | More by Mark5252
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours out head, all head, nothing but head, had to pour this in SIX tries. After the stupid amount of foamy tan head settled down you're left with a ruby black beer.
S - Aroma is very good, lots of chocolate, a little coffee, big sweet roasted malt, a little alcohol at the end.
T - Tastes of sweet dark dried fruit, cherries, apricot, toasted caramel, dark chocolate. Definitely boozy. Its very fizzy from over-carbonation .
M - Thick, sticky, boozy.
O - I'm pissed at how much time i had to wait to drink this beer from over-carbonation. I liked the aroma, but the taste was too much sweet booze.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 00:09:47 | More by Omnium
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Continuing to clean out the back of the fridge, we find this fine-looking extra from fiver29. A new brewery for me. 12 oz. bottle with, yes, rat-themed artwork. Well. I guess all the better ideas were taken.

The pour is black & the carbonation is enthusiastic. Nose is very milkweed with plenty of coffee/roast. Pretty routine.

Black Rat Imperial Stout hits the bulls-eye of the milk stout style. Roast, malts, lactose, touch of chocolate, creamy, easy to sip.

Absolutely nothing distinguishing about the beer. Good representation of the style, pretty good beer, but nothing to separate it from the pack.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 03:10:09 | More by maximum12
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dphillips

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +0.5%

09-07-2013 12:23:24 | More by dphillips
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IndyDad

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

08-05-2013 02:46:25 | More by IndyDad
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Lanstrum

Ohio

3/5  rDev -24.6%

08-02-2013 21:03:36 | More by Lanstrum
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djtomain

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-31-2013 01:19:00 | More by djtomain
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

07-27-2013 15:18:24 | More by ajzy
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pathman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-16-2013 00:50:07 | More by pathman
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J1mmyB09

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-10-2013 06:30:14 | More by J1mmyB09
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Black Rat Imperial Stout from Cellar Rats Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.