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Toppling Goliath Mornin’ Delight

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.35   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Brewer’s Choice, debuted at Great Taste of the Midwest 2011. A Russian Imperial Stout. Breakfast of champions, just add pancakes. Made with real maple syrup and a super secret brewers’ ingredient.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3260) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2014
So the time is upon us where one rater has 100 more Iowa ratings than anyone else on the website. Enormous thanks to TheAlum for providing a bit of the beer to mark such an occasion.

So this one pours an inky black with a nice head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is super sweet, chocolaty, vanilla and booze forward, with a good bit of coffee to it as well. I’m not really doing it justice there, but it’s just impossibly rich smelling, inviting, brooding... etc.

The flavor is rich & sweet, generally huge with a bunch of dark chocolate & coffee. It seems a bit odd, but I swear I got a touch of like a floral bitterness to it too, I’m not sure what that’s about,, but it was nice enough either way and provided not so much a balance, but a curious pleasant note that took the beer in a slightly less brooding direction.

The mouthfeel is totally tongue coating & huge without being annoyingly gigantic.
way way fun.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (8119) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Sample at Great Taste of the Midwest on 08/09/2014: Pours pitch black with a medium creamy tan head that recedes gradually to a film. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of roast malt, coffee and cocoa. Full-bodied with flavors of chocolate malt, sweet maple and coffee. The finish is sweet with a graham cracker and maple aftertaste. Enjoyable beer all around.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mindwarp (52) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2014
From memory from The Great Taste Of The Midwest in Madison. On tap poured a dark brown with a strong maple syrup aroma and brown head. Taste is strong maple syrup and coffee. I don’t like coffee and the maple flavor tames the coffee flavor, and the coffee tames the maple flavor, than throw in some stout and there you go. I remember thinking where are the pancakes, but it isn’t really thick enough for that. That was the best beer I have ever had, period.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2522) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Served side by side with KBBS and Assassin. The beer is dark brown with an oily thin head. Aromas of whiskey, vanilla and coffee. Oak and whiskey. Mild heat. Huge malt bill with bourbon atop coffee. Roast character throughout and quite smooth on the palate. My least favorite of the three and it’s still world class. What?!?

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rxeight (1310) - Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2014
On tap at dexters. Insane amount of coffee. Maple syrup. Thick as hell. Amazing. Nothing else to say.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RussianDragon (467) - - AUG 8, 2014
12 oz bottle shared by Huhzubendah, thanks a ton Matt! Pours a near black with slight purple hues on the rim. Head is thin and mainly on the edge. Aroma is maple syrup poured over roasted malt, pancakes, and dark fruit syrup. Flavor is breakfast in a glass - smoky roasted malt, maple syrup, all balanced with a super secret brewers’ ingredient. Muted carbonation, syrupy mouthfeel, and delicious.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (3564) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle thanks to Minh. Pours a dark brown with medium creamy tan head that lasts. The aroma is an intense coffee, maple, oak, one of the best smelling beers I have ever come across. Thick mouthfeel with strong roast, maple flavor that lingers, strong coffee bean, and sweet syrupy finish. Wow, really enjoyed this one.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Homer321 (1886) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Backlog from RBSG 2014. Bottle shared by Adam I believe. Pour is stark black with a small brown head. Aroma is roasty and coffee with a dark chocolate undertone. The blend of all this in the nose was just amazing. All seemed to be there and work in harmony rather than fight for attention. Upon sampling the flavors are all intense and complimentary. Coffee, chocolate, light roast, but way short of burnt or astringent. A thick chewy mouthfeel, but not overly sweet or cloying. Didn’t really get much maple syrup, but otherwise this was a fantastic beer. Thanks!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrSilverworm (6369) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Black color. Thin brown ring of head. Good bits of lace. Good chewy texture, bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Moderate bitter taste, moderate sweet, good mild warmth, nothing bothersome at all. Wow, love that maple, and dark chocolate, and coffee roast. Hint of smoke. Oh my goodness, I love this aroma. Wow wow wow wow. Totally my style. Best stout I’ve had since the 1st stout that blew my mind, FBS. Such good shit here. Hint of savory smoke even. a little bit of a maple syrup covered sausage patty factor here. holy shit, so good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4128) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle - Lots of dark roast coffee bean. Jet black with a rich brown head. Roast coffee, nice syrup sweetness to balance bitterness and a finish that will last the day.


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