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Toppling Goliath Mornin’ Delight

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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A huge Imperial Stout with an explosive espresso aroma followed by strong notes of maple syrup and vanilla.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hackobock (3116) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
May 28, 2016. Bottle. Shared by _angst_, thanks!
Black with a small brown head, some nice legs on the glass. Aroma is lots of sweet maple syrup backed up by fresh roasted ground coffee, some toffee, vanilla, light earthy notes. Taste is sweet, malty, roasted bitterness. Finish is quite bitter with roasted coffee and dark chocolate, some salty notes with hints of soy, licorice. Full bodied, soft carbonation, oily texture with a very light dry finish.
Great, slightly too salty finish, but on the other hand that increases the drinkability.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
_angst_ (4342) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
Bomber received in trade. Thank you trogenmi. Pours oily pitch black with a creamy dark mocha head that leaves some lacing and trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty, roasty and slightly woody with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, high quality dark roast coffee, high quality dark chocolate, maple syrup, moist soil, leather and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter, salty, malty and roasty. Mouthfeel is thick, viscous, creamy, round, slightly roasted astringent, tiny boozy and full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and salty with a heft delicious roasty malts, sea salt sprinkled dark chocolate, dark roast coffee and maple syrup. While it’s possibly a tiny bit salty this is just plain delicious. Complex and crazy rich. Love it!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rlgk (16926) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle at Wailin Whales in Linus apartment 160528. Opaque black beer with a beautiful brownish head. Lovely chocolate and coffee aroma, maple syrup, vanilla, milk chocolate, licorice notes, cocoa powder, ice coffee, tar notes, some raisins and figs. Chocolate flavor, maple syrup, cocoa powder, raisins, caramel, raisins, figs, kinda well hidden alcohol, salty, some dark chocolate. Great chocolate and coffee finish with licorice, salt and some raisins. Am-fuckin-azing!!!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (639) - SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
A: Pitch black with a brown head N: Maple, coffee, chocolate, soy sauce, milk chocolate T: Maple syrup, coffee, salmiak, sea salt O: Extremly well balanced! Super nice coffee and maple! I love it!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hugetaste42 (18) - - MAY 27, 2016
This beer definitely lives up to hype. All you need is some patience. Shared a whole bottle with my lady. The first few sips were disappointing. Very much coffee forward, could taste some yummy caramel malt, just a hint of maple and chocolate at the end, extremely sticky and thick mouthfeel. But did it deserve the title of "one of the best imperial stouts" in the world? Hell nah. But it gets better. Much better. As the beer warms up, maple and chocolate flavor becomes much more dominant. On the other hand, coffee flavor mellows out. The best part is that the flavor lasts on your tongue forever. Orgasm in my mouth. Perhaps the best beer I’ve ever tasted. For those who were disappointed, I’m telling you, wait until this beer warms up! I chilled on this bottle for 3 hours, and the flavor just kept on getting better and better... can’t wait to try Kentucky Brunch.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BrewHaMeister (405) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Taproom tap poured motor oil dark brown with a thin tan head and oily lacing. Aromas of cocoa, vanilla, liquorice, vanilla, and coffee, with hints of boozy oak. Flavor has mild cocoa bitterness with a sweet chocolate finish. Amazing.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fraternie (983) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Huge flavors of black coffee, maple syrup, dark chocolate, vanilla bean and hints of the blackest plums imaginable. Intense hops carry the long finish, which really may be this brew’s greatest attribute. The maple adds a complex element that makes this a perfect beer to start your day. Tasted in line at Dark Lord Day 2016 at 7:30 am.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2016
On tap at RateBeer Best 2016. Pour is black with a minimal coffee-colored head. Aroma and flavor of toasted almonds, chocolate syrup, strong maple, vanilla extract, pancakes, and fudge. Finish is chocolate pancakes + booze.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
haukur (1624) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAR 27, 2016
Pitch black. STRONG mocha, espresso aroma, some slight hint of syrup, high amount of roast. Feels thick on the tongue, strong coffee presence, maybe the most coffee forward beer I have ever had. Super complex though and tasty, acidy and carb levels perfection. Awesome sutff.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RRistow12 (611) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2016
Tasted from draft at Hunahpu Day 16. Pours black with dark brown head. Aroma is maple syrup, bourbon, chocolate and coffee. Taste is super thick and chewy on the mouth. Lot of maple syrup. Flavors also of bourbon, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits. Awesome beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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