Iron Rat Imperial Stout | Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
67.4%
Liked This Beer
3.89 w/ 43 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
Florida, United States
tampabaybrewingcompany.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Iron Rat is a roasty, full bodied Imperial Stout. Visually, this beer is an obsidian black with a beautiful graham cracker head which should be worn proudly on the top lip. Iron Rat's aroma presents hearty roasted coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits and a touch of molasses. On the pallet this imperial stout immediately showcases espresso notes and a bakers chocolate with a velvety mouth feel that keeps you lingering for more.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-07-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,749
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
43
Liked:
29
Avg:
3.89/5
pDev:
10.8%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of PorterLambic
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

An Imperial Stout now by the same name as their old version, though with nearly twice the ABV.

Creamy, dark tan head last forever, like frosting on a cake.
Smell is toasted malts and molasses.
Taste is malty, molasses, whiskey, wood, nuts. Well balanced.
ABV is immediately noticed because the body belies 10%. But before it hits your throat, you know there's a good bit of booze in there. Smooth with a dry finish, warming as well. Good stuff.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle shared with a non-BA member. Sampled on 4/23/2016.

The pour is brown to near black with an off-white head.

I get this sort of chocolate or brownie character on the nose with no booze for 10% and a low hop profile.

The body is heavy.

The taste also has the same sort of cocoa or chocolate and bread flavor with a more noticeable alcohol burn at the finish.

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Photo of Dave_Treat
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hypersomnia
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dfhhead25
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of effzed
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Yummy great mouth feel but I love that engine oil consistency anyway!

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Photo of mthomp081
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MyakkaRiver
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Deltoro
3.44/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lovely85
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nickfl
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Iron Rat Imperial Stout on tap at the brewpub. 10% listed.

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. A bit syrupy.

O: a good RIS with well-hidden alcohol.

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Photo of Jerid
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nick_isthatstillcool
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Maxwell_Smith
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of beernads
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of mdfb79
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BuckTuckian
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of Bartos
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of IPAdams
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of brbrocc
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of jkd03c
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of delta490
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A-an really deep deep brown. Hardly any light gets through. A big mocha head doesn't last long but does leave nice lacing

S- not much but some mild roast notes. Definitely the low point.

T- it's all here. Big roast coffee notes and nice sweetness. The 10% abv is barely noticed but adds a nice depth to the flavor.

M- nice and smooth. Very good

O- a really good imperial stout.

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Photo of SDean82
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Arsenal0328
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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Iron Rat Imperial Stout from Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 67.4% out of 100 with 43 ratings
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