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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: 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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madmitch76 (22055) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
30th December 2014
5 Kay, 7.5 Kay, 10 Kay Tasting. Very big thanks to Jack for this much wanted whale. Very dark brown - black beer, decent dark tan head. Nose of rich coffee and mild maple. Palate is smooth and airy but still has a little body. Very fine carbonation. Smooth and rich dark malts. Lovely dark malt cream and rich chocolate fudge. Mellow but well flavoured coffee. Touch of maple. Mild dark fruits and fruity mellow bourbon. Trace of licorice. Smooth dry finish. Yeah - worth the hype, this is a special Impy. Sumptuous and packed full of flavour but very easy to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (18520) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Jack. Pours thick black with a creamy brown head. The aroma is quite strong, with lots of charred wood up front, then secondary notes of dark chocolate and maple syrup. Big sweet flavor, oily, with bittersweet chocolate, baking cocoa, torched wood, earth, more maple syrup, figs, some coffee grounds. Full bodied, chewy, with moderate carbonation. Warm finish with loads of sticky chocolate sauce, well roasted malts, vanilla, char, maple, espresso, raisins, figs. Delicious. Robust yet still exceedingly drinkable. Exceptional.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle at Bryggerivisning o lite bärs, Sätila, 150109. Opaque black beer with a small but nice beige/brownish head. Coffee aroma, chocolate, licorice, nuts, cocoa, raisins, figs, caramel, vanilla, cream, plums, licorice, some bourbon, ash notes. Roasted fig and dade flavor, vanilla, bourbon, cream, dark bread, bitter hops, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, viola, salty licorice, smoked notes, citrus. Extremely fullbodied with huge depth. Alcohol is there but still well hidden. Finish brings chocolate, cocoa powder, raisins, figs, vanilla, woody, whisky notes, salty licorice, some coffee, cream and plums. Huge beer, I love it. One of the best beers I have tried!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Theydon_Bois (16850) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Beer 10K @ Bruce’s pad, big thanks to bro Jackl for this want which was randomly selected from a choice of 7. Pitch black with a doity tan head. Nose is rich roast, big coffee grinds, spice, chocolee puddin, charred, raisens, woody bourbonics. Taste comprises big chocolate strokes, subtle bourbon, charr, dark fruits, black pepper, coffee grinds, vanilla. Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet licks in the close. Solid impy, great balance, superbly drinkable, chocolate maltesers in a glass... boom!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (16053) - 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 (14922) - , 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2013
(12oz bottle, courtesy of brystmar) Pours an opaque black body with a medium brown head. Aroma of bourbon, toffee, burnt marshmallow, Indian curry, caramel, Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies, toasted coconut, vanilla, bourbon, and dark chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, bourbon, caramel, toffee, maple, roasted malt, coffee, and vanilla. Incredibly tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (12675) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scopey (12502) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle gigantic thanks to the man, the myth, the pervert, Jack L. It pours jet black with a dark tan head. The nose is rich roast, espresso coffee, oily, earth, wood, toffee, marshmallow, fruit cake, nougat, vanilla, toasty coconut and coffee liqueur. The taste is rich, oily, deep roast, dark chocolate, espresso coffee, charred wood, nougat, toffee, fruit cake, mild acidity, warming alcohol, earth, light spice and molasses with a lingering rich roasty finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Rich and decadent. Pretty drinkable. As good as this style gets.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (11344) - Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2015 They work a solid coffee character into this beer, it also has a ncie mouthfeel. Had it multiple times w/o caring about hype or having to buy a pour. Its good. Beer is good.

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