Home >

Toppling Goliath Kentucky Brunch

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


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.5/5   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 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JPDurden24 (1673) - 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 (9548) - 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 (1586) - @ $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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fillhumpfree (1) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2015 does not count
Huge waft of maple when I cracked the bottle. Mouthfeel is like motor oil. Maple, coffee and chocolate on the palate. IMO the best BA stout Iíve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2558) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2015
acrid coffee,cocoa, wood and a bit boozy. thick and creamy dark and evil. full of everything really. spice, some cinnamon seems to work. satisfying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gEUS (1723) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (6678) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle thanks jake. Black pour with tan head. Dark chocolate, sweet aromas. Maple, chocolate and vanilla Flavors, sweet and thick.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
deanso (9002) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2015
Bottle shared courtesy of and shared with Kermis. bourbon aroma. Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Very complex taste. Lovely smooth barrel notes. Awesome

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (5977) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 10, 2015
12oz bottle with a huge thanks to Darrel for cracking this one. Wow now this is my kind of imp stout. Thick rich sweet heavy I love it. Pours out a thick viscus black topped with a small brown head. Nose is vanilla barrel notes coffee maple sweetness and chocolate. Taste is even better then the nose maple syrup bourbon sweetness vanilla spice oak rich milk chocolate and a very nice acidic coffee balance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Luk_ (241) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours a very deep opaque black with a dark brown head that recedes in a lasting ring of foam. Aroma is very rich and enticing: multiple layers of coffee, some vanilla and bourbon, light scotch-like smoke, dark chocolate and ash. Taste has dark chocolate and coffee bitterness, but it is mostly sweet butterscotch and dark malts. There is nice fruity (or coffee?) acidity that adds a nice twist. Despite the intense flavors, palate is not too full, finishes with a bourbon alcool burn. Very tasty and somewhat original but I didnít enjoyed it as much as my top stouts.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1  2  3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50