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Black Rat Imperial Stout - Cellar Rats Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

84 Ratings
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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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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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Ohio

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Florida

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-16-2012 02:14:49 | More by JohnnyMc
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

01-19-2013 13:25:30 | More by durwood64
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with a half inch tan head that didn't stay around for long. There's also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is very sweet, the brew smells mostly like milk chocolate, along with some roasted malt, coffee and molasses. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, I think the milk chocolate flavor is the strongest, but there's also some roasted and burnt/charred malt, coffee, and cream noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and creamy with moderate carbonation. I certainly don't notice the alcohol in this brew, it's really easy to drink. At $10.99 a 4-pack, I'll buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 00:11:06 | More by bluejacket74
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fastsrt

New York

4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

form tap to a 8 ounce taster glass
A: black with a tan head
S: roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate.
T: imperial milk stout that has the perfect amount of lactose in it. Chocolate and espresso. complex and tasty one of the best stouts i had at the tasting i went to.
M: creamy and robust, clings to the pallet and lingers. although it is typical of the style in this category
D: high I would put this with some of the top RIS that I have drank. this is a tasty stout not to creamy; just right. delicious.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2010 03:32:47 | More by fastsrt
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jampics2

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled several times at the Winter Warmer Tasting 2011. Thanks to the kind brewers at Cellar Rats for bringing this great beer along!

Right off the bat, this beer started as a stand-out. It has great head retention and nice lace. The color is a bit more brown and red around the edges than others, but mostly black.

That had me worried that the smell and taste would be subdued, but that was not the case. Not at all! This has huge notes of Chocolate, molasses and coffee – sweet and roasty without being too burned. There's a creaminess holding it all together, and the scent and flavor progression make this deep and enjoyable. I really like the level or roast here - it reminds me of a beer like the Founders Imperial Stout with a bit less booze. Speaking of which, there's little to no booze here!

The mouthfeel was extraordinary as well – perfect creamy carbonation and a hefty body. This is a killer stout from an up-and-comer. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Thanks to the Rats for bringing this out and I look forward to being able to grab this in bottles next year! I plan on making this a staple at my place and for trades.

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2011 14:23:50 | More by jampics2
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beergod1

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Finally....bottles are available. I swear the bottle says 8.2% abv, But I will have to believe what it says on all the sites. Poured Dark Brown/Black with a short light tan head. Light lacing. Looked a little weak for an imperial, but smells pretty good. I'm thinking Chocolate milk & strong coffee. Taste is Chocolate, light Molasses and Espresso. I was explaining to my friends it was more like a Milk Stout because it was so Creamy smooth, and now I see it is a Imperial Milk Stout. Looking at some of the other ratings, the Keg version of this must have more of an "imperial" taste. The bottle just don't seem to be an Imperial. But...this is delicious, and I will buy it again. fine job to another Ohio Local Brewery.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 14:36:15 | More by beergod1
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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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New York

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Pennsylvania

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California

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Black Rat Imperial Stout from Cellar Rats Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.