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Toppling Goliath Kentucky Brunch

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
This beer is the real McCoy. Barrel aged and crammed with coffee, none other will stand in itís way. Sought out for being delicious, it is notoriously difficult to track down. If you can find one, shoot to kill, because it is definitely wanted... dead or alive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SudsMcDuff (7256) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Had back in January but my review was deleted, twice, so iím not gonna try too hard here. black brown. very rich. coffee, cooking chocolate, deep dark malts, and pure warming thick maple whiskey. such a rich delicious beer. thanks Scott, gold wax .. . . Is it bigfoots or bigfeet? I donít want to sound stupid on this police report.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuchessOfIowa (99) - Iowa, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Chocolate, vanilla, and maple in aroma and taste. Whisky is pretty faint. Rich mouth feel and appearance is midnight black. Head is a small dark tan that disappears quickly with no lacing. Its a good beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zappbranagan (11) - Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Had the 2013 and 2014 Vintage side by side. The 2013 vintage was just fantastic. The 2014 was just a little shy of it. Such an amazing brew. Definitely a world class stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fiedler84 (10) - - AUG 7, 2015
2014 vintage for the review but lucky enough to have had both vintages. Opened this alongside morning delight. Colorful tan head. Smell is chocolate and a hint of barrel. Maple, chocolate and vanilla Flavors, perfect mouthfeel. Second only to morning delight and right there with double barrel hunahpu and pallet 1 for BA stouts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ctipping (538) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Originally reviewed on 7/1/2013. 12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Batch 1. No bottle number. Sampled alongside Morniní Delight and Assassin. Inky black. Stains the glass again. Bigger and darker head than Morniní Delight and Assassin. Great surface wisps. Smells of Bourbon. Maple. Vanilla. Dark chocolate. Everything youíd want in a stout. The bourbon does take over, though. Bourbon taste is sharp. Coffee comes out here. Dark chocolate. Maple comes out in the back. Sweetness lingers. Bourbon flavor lingers also. Very thick. Boozy. Sweet with medium carbonation. Tough to argue which is better, this or Morniní Delight, but bourbon always wins.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wsnich (27) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Without a doubt, the best stout ever brewed. There is nothing else that so perfectly blends the flavors of maple, bourbon, coffee, and oak.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DesertDevil (673) - Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2015
12-oz. 2014 (gold wax) bottle graciously opened by Dustin on his birthday and shared with JPDurden24 and djd07. The nose is more smokey than I anticipated and also features sweet and boozy bourbon, medium coffee, decadent chocolate, toffee, light cinnamon, very roasted barley, and the briefest spicy touch of charred adobo. Itís flat black in color with a dark tan ring head. Wow, smooth doesnít begin to describe the taste. Chocolate is the primary flavor and is accompanied by velvety bourbon, dry cinnamon with a slightly woody finish. The rich syrup lends only sweetness at first without any distinct maple taste, but it increases greatly as the beer warms to eventually become the dominant flavor. The body is a tiny thin for an imperial stout. Itís a beautiful beer, but I wouldnít consider it the best barrel-aged stout Iíve tried.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JPDurden24 (1664) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Shared bottle from Dustin. Pours a thick black motor oil with a small brown head. Flavor is maple, coffee, bourbon and a nice beautiful mouthfeel. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle at Jamesí 10k tasting. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Smells of maple syrup, roast, coffee, chocolate, cocoa. On thicker side, full of syrup, roast, cocoa, chocolate. Long roast, cocoa, maple, wood. Warming alcohol into the finish with ash and roast. Long cocoa. Tasty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DietPepsican (1560) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Sampled both silver and gold wax. Thank you Clark, twice! Black. Brown head. Silvers nose is unreal. Just like walking into a nice coffee shop. Chocolate. Vanilla. Dominating. Silver also has a cab franc bell pepper note. Iím not complaining. Early vintage just kills it in the nose. Mouth goes totally to the gold. This thing has a finish that lasts minutes. Seriously. Itís rich. Itís big. Itís dessert. Iím fine with that. Iím drinking my 4th pint of pseudo and itís still showing up on my palate. i just canít see an imperial stout being better than this. It just works.

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