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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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Beer Aged in Whiskey Barrels with Coffee


levifunk's rating

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 wasnít 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 Iíve ever had.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Huhzubendah (2499) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Served alongside Morniní 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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RussianDragon (456) - - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (10841) - Orange County, 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (8263) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle RBSG Grand Tasting. Ultra Small Pour. Pours black. Nose/taste of bourbon, oak, coffee, whiskey and chewy chocolate. Full bodied. Smooth.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (3926) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (577) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Homer321 (1876) - Rock Ridge, 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrSilverworm (6321) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (6861) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2014
The bottle pours with a deep dark glass staining pour where a swirl puts up a sheet of rich liquid that clings to the glass. A tan head could be teased up with modest agitation. The aroma doesnít mess around as it pulses with rich chocolate, booze, sweet coconut, smooth bourbon and then some dark roasted malts to big dark roasted coffee notes. The taste is rich and nectar sweet where smooth slick residual sugar intermingle with oily rich dark roasted coffee notes and big velvety chocolate goodness. Wow! It quickly picks up supporting notes of thin slippery sweet smooth bourbon mixed with marshmallow and vanilla. Wow. There arenít many sippers out there that will entice your senses into a state of speechlessness. Wow!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Godofthecellar (667) - NYC, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2014
poured black with an espresso colored foamy head. nose was coffee, roasted malt, nuts and more coffee. Flavor followed the nose, extremely roasty coffee goodness thick, oily mouthfeel which was mouth coating overall, top 3 stout i have ever had. top notch


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