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Toppling Goliath Mornin’ Delight

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.34   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Brewer’s Choice, debuted at Great Taste of the Midwest 2011. A Russian Imperial Stout. Breakfast of champions, just add pancakes. Made with real maple syrup and a super secret brewers’ ingredient.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miked1687 (606) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Draft at extreme beer festival, back log. Black syrupy pour with a nice Brown head. Nose is maple syrup. Tastes like pancakes and diabetes. Still awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (3856) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2014
UPDATED: APR 4, 2014 On draught at EB, 3/22/14
Dark, ebony/mahogany body has garnet highlights on the edges and a tan head that shows strong retention.
Lovely dark fruits in the nose lead to coffee, for sure, but thankfully it’s very dark and vinous itself, blending in to the stout aspects of the beer quite artfully. SO VERY THANKFUL that this is not just a nose full of coffee beans and nothing else...Ahem, back to the beer, dark chocolate, dry vanilla and liquorous raisins. Hop notes are light, add some mild citrus notes but otherwise give the stout over to the malt. Very strong aroma and no sign of alcohol or any flaws.
Departing again from the recent trend of stouts that you have to chew before swallowing, this stuff is actually only medium-full bodied. Carbonation is very tight and gives the beer a very engaging texture that wraps about the mouth spreading light prunes, bitter dark chocolate notes, sweet vanilla and moderate amounts of coffee flavor. Sweetness is on the low side and it’s not just a mouth full of sugary chocolate. On the finish there is a delicious, difficult to describe flavor, almost bourbon-like, or maple liqueur-like, though not as sweet as maple liqueur. Very interesting and delicious.
Awesome stuff, shows a lot of restraint on the coffee and the beer is well-attenuated. Kind of rare these days when it comes to coffee stouts....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dfroms (59) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Taster sampled at EBF--wasn’t planning on rating anything but felt strongly enough to include it. Inky black, burnt-caramel head. Aroma is maple, roasted almonds, burnt caramel, bitter chocolate, hazelnuts, coffee ice cream. Booze is well masked. Taste is sweet milky espresso and dulce de leche fading into bitter chocolate. Maple sugar. Creamy. Amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
anthony850 (206) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2014
On tap great coffee and maple taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HonusWagner (1222) - Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Will have to try again, my pour at EBF was absolutely incredibly good with rich notes of maple woven into chocolate and fudge. Just awesome.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Marheb (1743) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
Échantillonné du Extreme beer fest 2014: Celle-là m’a giflé de sa perfection. Un café caramel grenache avec crème fouetté, guimauve, pacanes grillées, biscuits graham et soupçon fumé dans une marre d’onctuosité mouvante et irréel. Chaque gorgée me laisse figé, trop concentré, je suis, à décrypter ce que j’ai devant moi.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2014
UPDATED: APR 2, 2014 sample at extreme beer fest, first tried of the night. Very hot, the alcohol burn takes over unfortuneatley. Very strong coffee and roast flavors, ash bitter finish. Some sweetness from the maple syrup but overwhelmed by all the other roast and ash. Decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
johnnnniee (2038) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2014
On tap at the EBF Saturday Probably one of the best coffee stouts I’ve ever had. Highly recommended!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reynolds314 (2089) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Really nice beer but not quite KBBS. Tastes like pancakes and coffee. Straight up syrupy sweet maple syrup and a cup o coffee. Some vanilla, mollasses, heavy maple. coffee, and candy sugar. Overall really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (880) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a burnt caramel colored head. Notes of French toast coffee and maple syrup. Very sweet and syrupy.

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