Brewed by Toppling Goliath
Style: Stout
Decorah, Iowa USA


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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Roasty, almond aroma, hints of dry chocolate with a mild but chewy oatmeal body. Take a ride on the Rover Truck!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
akoeninger (536) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Pours black with minimal tan head. Roasted aroma and flavor with hints of chocolate. Creamy, chewy, awesome body and for finish. A solid simple oatmeal stout. Not gimmicky or complicated. This is a good smooth stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkleu357 (561) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Had it on tap once. Drinking from the bottle now. Medium dark body with minimal head. Chocolate oat aroma. Smooth velvety mouthfeel. Lots of cocoa taste with some roasted notes. Yummy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4703) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Draught at brewery. Dark medium body. Big chocolate roasty tasty. While not a big body beer, very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (2114) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Growler sample via oakbluff. Black in colour with strong carbonation. Aromas are quite roasty, with elements of char, espresso, and dark chocolate along with a hint of red grape. Definitely chewy in the mouth with more roast, toasted nuts, whole wheat bread dough, and a stronger vineous element. Gets a bit chalky on the finish. Lots going on, but the sticky oat/bread notes donít quite balance the roast. Average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
charule (1555) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Shared in line at NG. Poured almost black min head. Good roasty oat aroma. Watery light carb thin bod. Taste same with metal oat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ericular (793) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Growler from Casanova, 48 hours after fill. Pours a dark black with brown head. Aroma is wood, nuts, ash. Taste is roasted dark malts, coffee, a little sour, a little ash. I love this brewery, and Iím not a huge fan of oatmeal stouts, but this was a bit below average for me. Light overall with a thin palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1364) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2014
On tap at the tasting room. Very dark pour, brown head. nice lacing. Moderate body for a stout--on the thin side. Itís got a tart, slightly metallic edge in it that cuts against some nice flavors. Good, not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1694) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Sampler at the source with the just-21 year old. Black pour with fringes of lace. Aroma is caramel and molasses and bakers chocolate. Richly done. Taste is of sweet molasses, espresso, bittersweet chocolate and caramel. Not thick at all - almost lager-y thickness, but with very nice flavors. Medium bodied. Finishes well balanced between the bitter and the sweet. Slight thin for style would be the only negative. A smooth, tasty, easy drinker. According to him, the graduateís favorite TG of all heís tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1645) - Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Draft. Near black. Fair tan head. Mild sweetness. Fair roastiness. Tasty. Smooth. Great balance. Well put-together and Easy to drink like every other TG beer Iíve had. Was enjoying myself too much to put down any more notes..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VIBhunter (25) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Poured from a growler into a snifter glass. Aroma- Chocolate, oak/wood, and nuts. Appearance- Dark brown, coffee like head. Great retention with a nice lacing at the top. T - Similar to the nose but slightly sweeter. Some toffee and brown sugar hints. Subtle coffee notes that mix well with the chocolate/cocoa. A nice roasty malt flavor with a strong roasted nuttiness. Well balanced sweet and bitterness. Palate - Medium body with some carbonation. Very smooth, creamy, and sweet. Good mouthfeel that you expect from an oatmeal stout. Overall- Well balanced stout with a very smooth sweet finish. The malts and hops blend well together. A nice balance between sweet and bitter with a nice chocolate milk.

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