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Toppling Goliath Kentucky Brunch

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 109   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 it’s 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
onanalancaster (10) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
Pours jet black, opaque, thin brown head lingers for a minute, slight lacing. Flavor follows the nose - massive dose of espresso, lots of rich chocolate, nice roast character, bitterness helps balance the big malt profile but is not aggressive. Alcohol is pleasantly warming and generally well hidden, again some complexity and whiskey notes from the barrel. Fairly sweet brew but not cloying, moderately bitter, fairly sweet/rich finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiiruBierBeer (932) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Coffee and mild bourbon smell. Super thick chewy body. Dark chocolate, brownie, and coffee taste with a bit of booze in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Huhzubendah (3440) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Served alongside Mornin’ Delight and Assassin. The beer is near black with a filmy beige head. All hype and bias aside, this aroma is silly good. Oak, roast, coffee, vanilla. World class from the first sip. The definition of grace and balance. Silky smooth on the palate. Absolutely amazing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RussianDragon (574) - - AUG 8, 2014
12 oz bottle shared by Huhzubendah, many thanks Matt! Pours a deep dark brown/near black with hues of ruby on the edge when not backlit. Aroma is rich and complex: roasted malts, cocoa, dark fruits, bittersweet chocolate syrup, and coffee notes. Flavor is massive and delicious - roast, malt, chocolate, mild anise, cocoa, coffee, syrupy sweetness, oak, vanilla, and perfection. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, similar to MF of Triple Bock. A world class outstanding beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (15755) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle @ Presidential Suite. Thanks, Adam. Redemption from Bully Guppy. Black pour with a finger of tan foam. Tons of bourbon, maple syrup, and vanilla. Nice coffee, cocoa powder, and toffee. Some burnt sugar and a bit of licorice. Nice dark fruits, too. Flavor has plenty of sugar and malt sweetness. Lots of caramel, toffee, and maple syrup. Nice bourbon and vanilla, too. Good dark fruit character, cocoa powder, and decent coffee. Good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (14700) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2015 Bottle RBSG Grand Tasting. Ultra Small Pour. Re-rated thanks to Jake. Pours black. Nose/taste of bourbon, oak, coffee, whiskey and chewy chocolate. Full bodied. Smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (12406) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle - Coffee, vanilla, marsh mellow and barrel Whisky notes. Jet black with a rich brown head. Barrel sweetness and complex chocolates, vanilla and coffee.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (984) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Adam you generous soul you thank you for this. Thick oily black pour, dark mocha brown head. Aroma, wow, chocolate syrup , maple, oak, bourbon, marshmallow and coffee. Taste, thick thick mouthfeel, chewy, maple, coffee, roasted malts, finishes sweet and smooth but not cloying, holy fuck this is really good. Overall this is outstanding not much left to say but wow.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Homer321 (4176) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Holy big freaking thanks to Adam to killing one of my number one wants. Aroma is a lightly booze covered coffee bean with chocolate. Taste is a warning chocolate vanilla delight that makes me think I am in heaven. Wow.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
12oz waxed bottle. Tasted at RBSG grand tasting post-tasting. Black color. Thin light brown head, bits of lace. Wow, awesome coffee, killer roast, good bourbon. Vanilla. Some cookie dough. Holy shit. Delicious. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft chewy lighter carbonation. Great thicker chewy texture. Moderate bitter taste. Fucking killer stuff. So damn good. Meets the hype. A highlight of the weekend for me. Fucking good.

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