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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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India pale ale aged in a Templeton Rye barrel.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Toppling Goliath, a 7% "IPA" beer aged in Templeton Rye barrels. IPA is a really loose definition, but an English IPA is probably the closest definition youíll get to the base beer. This light (both abv and color/character) of a beer in a barrel usually doesnít work, but they put together a pretty interesting package with a restrained hand in the barrel aging. Lots of wood tannins, spicy rye and light vanilla on something slightly dry but with a little bit of sweetness and herbal hop character. Interesting combination that stands out as being fairly unique, though not in the realm of mind blowing. Great label!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joet (2129) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Hot sharp and full aroma pepper vanilla tiny bits of acetone. Nutmeg and nut spice. Medium to medium full body. Sweet aromas however dry off dry. Light whiskey aromas. Woody.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5355) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2014
65cl, Vintage 2014, new exclusive American brew, thx alot to Hans for sharing!, very complex brew, alcoholic/woody/sweet and slightly spicy/bitter, heavy, yet balanced, hazy, small head, very good brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Botte shared @ Woodshed 3.0! Thanks to the generous soul who brought it! Burnt tangerine pour with a deeper mahogany core and golden edges. Really interesting beer. Loads of maple, caramel, and gooey toffee, along with wood, spicy rye, candied oranges. Complex and not overly sweet. Not always a fan of the style but this is a hit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3142) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Pours a deep brown with a a big head and some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is boozy boozy boozy, itís sweet, oaky, and spicy. The thing that redeems it most is the multi layered caramel notes and the nice vanilla.

The flavor is rich and sweet, itís got loads of bourbon and oak character. Itís hotly boozy and spicy with alcohol. The beer has some more subtle notes itís earthy with some light chocolate. Like the aroma the flavor displays some layered caramel and toffee characteristics.
Complex, interesting, & fun... but like I said super dominated by barrel and Whiskey character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (840) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2014
This beer is domimated by barrel and the barrel character is nice but the beer is lacking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (8785) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Lightly-hazed golden pour with no head. The aroma is a swirl of toasted oak, rye whiskey, vanilla and aged hops. Full-bodied and silky smooth with tingly carbonation. The bittersweet flavor is an intermingling of rye whiskey, toasted oak and honey-like maltiness. Finishes bittersweet and comfortably boozy. Thanks to newcigarz for providing this bottle of world class brew!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_MedievAle (135) - Alabama, USA - OCT 7, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2013 Poured from bomber into snifter. This bottle is from the February 2013 release. Aroma: This beer--at least when it pours clear; some bottles were cloudy--has one of the most delectable aromas Iíve ever encountered in a drink. Rye whiskey, brown sugar, vanilla, caramel, all blend together to smell like frosting spread on a hot cake. There are some bready malts in there, too. Appearance: this bottle poured a sparkling golden amber. Nice aerated egg-shell white head that dissipated quickly, though. Taste: Vanilla gives way to whiskey gives way to molasses and burnt sugars. Ends on a too-sweet note. I remember bottles I had back in February that were superior (probably would have rated them a 4.6), so aging isnít a good idea for this beer, I guess. Palate: Thin but a little creamy. This bottle of NT tastes eerily similar to Foundersí Old Curmudgeon, actually.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8867) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Orangish pour, white head. Loads of spicy rye, the hops are overshadowed by the malt bill a tad, but still quite tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Bottle. Brown orange with a thin head.† Citrus oak wheat wood† some creamy bourbon.† Sweet wheat bourbon. Sugary citrus. Bourbon bitter finish.† 8/4/7/3/14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2145) - Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle shard by Tony. Huge rye whisky nose. Clear pale yellow pour with a white head. Big rye notes with muted caramel malt undercurrents. Decent mouthfeel and body.

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