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Toppling Goliath Assassin

Formerly brewed at Toppling Goliath
Style: Imperial Stout
Decorah, Iowa USA
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 384   ABV: 12.8%
After endless hours of scorching in heat, brewing in turmoil, fermenting in angst, the Assassin’s 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 Assassin’s hot kiss of death.

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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2014

Bottle shared @ 6th Borefts Beer Festival 2014, Brouwerij de Molen.

[ As Toppling Goliath Assassin ].
Dark dark black brown with no head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, molasses, chocolate, coffee, alcohol - whiskey, dark chocolate. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, alcohol - whiskey - bourbon, chocolate, coffee, dark chocolate. Body is medium to full, texture is oily and creamy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic and warm. [20140927]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (40837) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2014
22 fl bottle, 2013 vintage. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and. Dry roasted fruity. Roasted dark malty and breadish, dry and breadish, fruity. Dry and roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (23355) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty bourbon chocolate and caramel aroma. Roasted malty strong bourbon and chocolate flavor with hints of coffee. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon and coffee chocolate finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (22351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
3rd January 2014
Mega Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Big cheers to Senior Bois for this treat. Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is softish and semi dry. Rich dark malt cream and dark chocolate. Lighter coffee cream and a touch of spice. Underneath are bourbon accentuated dark fruits. Rich and sumptuous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle at de molen...deep black thin tan lacing ... Dark chocolate. Massive meaty nose ... Dark chocolate roast malts nose... Dark fruits.. Light bourbon... Slight spice...heavy sweet roast

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18711) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle shared in London during the First Tasting of the New Year. Big thanks to C-Train. Pours oily black-brown with a thick, creamy brown head. Looks good. The nose has rich chocolate, mild roast, raisins. Medium to big sweet flavor, lots of oily chocolate, buckets of molasses, iodine, chocolate cake. Full bodied with fine carbonation and creamy texture. Lightly warming to finish with sticky sugars, more molasses, syrupy chocolate, burnt marshmallows, black urbanites, raisins. Decadent. Deep. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle, huge thanks to tkrjukoff. Opaque black beer with a small brownish head. Woody chocolate aroma, licorice, caramel, raisins, whisky, coffee, cocoa powder, vinous notes, figs, dades, some cream. Chocolate flavor, raisins, figs, cream, nuts, caramel, whisky notes, coffee notes, licorice, cocoa powder, molasses, brown sugar, warming alcohol. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle hand at Borefts. Black beer. Hot aroma. Hot chocolate thick. Tarry choc some heat. Ok.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerhunter111 (17284) - P´Castle, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2014
sampled @ Borefts Beer Festival 2014: dunkelbraun, fast schwarz, kein Schaum. Geruch nach sehr viel Kaffee, schokoladig, reife Früchte, so ist auch der Geschmack, ein sehr gutes Bier!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
2013 Yellow Wax affair, acquired in a trade and shared at the HUUUUUGE Friday tasting at Bruces pad, 03/01/14. Pitch black with a well appointed dirty tan head. Nose is sweet, bitter chocolate, dark fruit tang, subtle bourbon, chocolate cake mix. Taste comprises rich decadent chocolate goo, bourbon twang but well integrated, rich dark malt, black forest gateau. Full bodied, smooth as, soft carbonation, expertly pitched mouthfeel. Top draw impy, a little too sweet at times but decent none the less.

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