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Toppling Goliath Assassin

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19   EST. CALORIES: 384   ABV: 12.8%
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After endless hours of scorching in heat, brewing in turmoil, fermenting in angst, the Assassinís journey has just begun. In the shadow of the temple, he lies in wait, maturing his plot to perfection. He emerges merciless, dominated by darkness, his bite laced with the charred remnants of his victims. No man dares to cross his path. They will forever sleep with one eye open, in fear of the Assassinís hot kiss of death.

2012 - Red wax. 1st release
2012 - Gold wax 2nd release
2013 - Yellow wax
2014 - Metallic Gold wax


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ctipping (117) - Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2015
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Yellow wax, 2013. Inky black. Stains the glass. Small mocha head with surface wisps. Woo, big rye whiskey aroma. Lightly fruity. Coffee with a bit of its accompanying acidity. Dark chocolate. Whiskey is secondary to the dark chocolate in the taste. It spices it up though. Coffee then vanilla. Oak. Lots of sweetness. Rye whiskey sustained throughout. Very thick. Medium carbonation. A little boozy but that isnít a problem. Excellent. The beer is great despite that I donít love rye barrels.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1142) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 31, 2015
22oz bottle 2014 gold wax vintage pours viscous dark black brown with a small finger of dark head. Nose is layered dark bourbon chocolate, peanut, wood spice, bakerís chocolate, fudge, vanilla. Palate is similar with super creamy soft mouthfeel, thick, dark chocolate marshmallow vanilla, fudge, peanut, sweet, bourbon spice. Finishes with sweetness, big bourbon chocolate complexity, lived up to the hype.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (2820) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2015
22oz bottle gold wax dip. Thanks to Darrel. Worthy of its reputation. Inky black pour, stout body picks up all the right notes from the whiskey barrels. Smoky, roasty, boozy....

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (3542) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 16, 2015
22oz bottle gold wax dip. Thanks to Darrel. Pours out pitch black topped with a tan head. Nose is roast malts chocolate coffee vanilla barrel bourbon and tons of sweetness. Taste is more of the sweetness thick rich chocolate coffee vanilla bourbon barrel brown sugar. Very tasty

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gEUS (1424) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2015
bottle at The Ultimate Imperial Stout Tasting 2015 - all props to Kevin. Side-by-side tasting of the Morning Delight, Assassin , KBBS (all 2013) and SR-71 (freshest). All of the beers have a good dose of silky smooth and rich sweetness, molasses and roasted barley malts in them. All of them are great beers. - Morning Delight: more on the freshly roasted coffee, some green paprica too, sometimes a bit too rich. 4.1/5 - Assassin: my personal favourite: very balanced aroma: slight alcohol that accentuates the subtle roasted coffee notes and chocolate, together with some oak and vanilla touch. 4.5/5 - KBBS: very thick and rich, loads of molasses. Nice barrel touch. 4.3/5 - SR-71: a lot more alcohol in the aroma, as well as peanuts and roasted nuts. 4.0/5

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beechner224 (904) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Bottleshare thanks to homer. Pours black, not much head. Aroma is sweet whiskey , chocolate, thick. Taste is great, sweet, chocolate, sweet whiskey, yum. Really great beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrewFace (947) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. 2104 gold wax bottle. Atoms of booze, whiskey, oak, chocolate. Dark, thick, black, small head, light brown head. Lots of syrupy, molasses, thick, sticky, toasty, sweet, goodness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deanso (6492) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2015
Bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Big thanks. thin tan ring head. Clear black pour. Lovely barrel notes. Very smooth. Awesome.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (2035) - NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2015
Bottle shared by a friend. Big want finally! 2014 pappy version! Poured pitch black with no head. But Nice legs on the Side! Sweet roasted malts, tons of molasses, notes of dark toasted coffee, marshmallow sweetness, vanilla, smoked wood, sweet bourbon, lots of bourbon in the taste. But more in a sweet way, no real alcohol heat. Loaded with sweet bakers chocolate, rye, marshmallow keeps coming back. Very thick and silky mouthfeel. Low carbonated, but that is just right for the beer. Amazing brew! Very sweet in the finish. Incredible. Quality stuff right here. Lifts itís hype! Very Nice!!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jrallen34 (3496) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2015
I was lucky enough to have the 2012 and 2013 at the same time and both were outstanding.


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