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Toppling Goliath Kentucky Brunch

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Formerly brewed at Toppling Goliath
Style: Imperial Stout
Decorah, Iowa USA
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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Beer Aged in Whiskey Barrels with Coffee


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (398) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Very black with very brown head, initially creamy but disappears after a couple of minutes leaving a ring of foam around the circumference of the grads. Super sticky. Strong sweet aroma, bourbon barrel aging is evident, kind of syrupy chocolate/fig/molasses combination. Sweet sweet sweet flavor. Reminds me of Morning Delight with muted maple tones and the bitterness almost completely deleted. Well, there is a little bit in the far finish. A fantastic beer but i think many would call this a dessert beer so your mileage may vary.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bytemesis (3093) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep opaque black with a medium deep brown head that slowly dissipates leaving good lacing. Aroma is incredibly rich bourbon, molasses, chocolate, maybe even dried cherry. Flavor is otherworldly. Quite sweet with noticeable bourbon. A ton of chocolate and dried fruit, maple. Light bitterness at the end. No astringence. Full body, ultra creamy mouthfeel. This is the real shit! At this level of sweetness its really a dessert beer, but oh what a dessert beer. The only real points docked are due to the sweetness which becomes a bit cloying after a while.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopscotch (9086) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Dark Lord black pour with a small, wispy, beige head. The bouquet is a sumptuous swirl of fudge, coffee, toasted oak, vanilla and bourbon, accompanied by a hint of vanilla and a rumor of cinnamon. Full-bodied and chewy with pillow-soft carbonation. The flavor delivers on the promises made by the aroma - chocolate crème, dark mocha, warm bourbon and a light kiss of maple syrup. Sweet, cafe con leche finish. Muchos kudos to badbeer for shipping this world class brew my way!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
newcigarz (43) - Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle thanks to Hopscotch. Pitch black pour with minimal head. Incredible aroma of maple, chocolate, coffee and bourbon. Super smooth with all of the components balancing each other nicely. Simply awesome. Thanks Eric!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (2219) - Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle. Huge thanks to Hopscotch for sharing this bad mutha. Caramel and bourbon aromas. Joan Jett black pour with a brown head. Incredible mouthfeel and body. Delicious caramel, maple, dark chocolate, bourbon, dark roasted malts, and oaky notes. In my opinion the best of te three. I couldn’t think of a better beer for rating number 1400.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
biggsbowler (262) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle Thanks Hopscotch - Pours dark black with slight brownish head, little retention. Smells of oak, maple, vanilla, bourbon, and coffee. Taste of maple syrup, bitter dark chocolate, and coffee. Pretty good!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
cfrances33 (34) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle and on tap... reviewed from notes on both, and no discernable differences between them. Pours a thick, heavy black body with a nice deep khaki head. Light lacing. Smell is full of sticky maple bourbon and coffee, a light toffee and roasted char. Really incredible aroma. An even more impressive taste, full of butterscotch, coffee, and smooth roast. Some maple. and vanilla bourbon. So decadent. Surprisingly drinkable given the richness of the flavors. Mild carbonation, and this lingers on your palate for a long time. Simply, this is the best stout I’ve ever had, and personally preferred to BVDL.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
levifunk (12) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2013
I wasn’t a big fan of Morning Delight. Its a good enough beer, but like fudge, there is only so much you can consume before it is overwhelming. Throw that in a barrel however, and something magical happens. All of the big coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and maple syrup flavors that MD has, but the whiskey addition cuts the intense sweetness and rounds everything out. Amazing beer. For sure one of the best imperial stouts I’ve ever had.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thebitterendaz (30) - Alabama, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle 84 of 300. Shared with my beer buddy daknole, yes that daknole :-). If there was a perfect barrel aged stout it would be this. Unbelievably complex. Coffee, vanilla, maple, oh my. Top 2 or 3 stouts all time.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
daknole (9050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Black pour, brown head. Liquid fucking gold in the aroma. Maple, pancakes, chocolate, vanilla, coffee...flavored? Jesus. S’mores, cafe mocha, incredible and I mean incredible. Fuck. Thanks to TheAlum. Oh my.


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