Brewed by Toppling Goliath
Style: Stout
Decorah, Iowa USA


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Roasty, almond aroma, hints of dry chocolate with a mild but chewy oatmeal body. Take a ride on the Rover Truck!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (3175) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2015 L’apothéose de ce qu’un stout devrait être. Structure en bouche aussi décadente que possible pour 6.6%, des saveurs aussi variées que complémentaires et une finale glorieuse et doucement astringente. Dans la même lignée que HF Everett et Bellwoods Lost River, peu importe l’appellation ou le style qu’on veut bien leur donner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (4622) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Aroma is dark/roasted malts and mild nuttiness. The flavor is dark/roasted malts, light fruit, mild sweetness, a hint of nuttiness and a bitter/acidic finish. Simple but very effective.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Clarkdvm (278) - Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Draft in Lakeland, fl. Looks and smells like a chocolate stout. Flavor is slight coffee, moderate cocoa, no bitters- quite good. Got better farther down the glass which is rare these days

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (999) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2015
22 oz bottle from Al! The pour is a viscous oily black with a minimal ring of medium khaki head and no lacing. The aroma is roasty and oaty. There is an excellent chocolate in there and a little sweetness. The flavor is really roasty and chocolatey. There isn't much complexity there, but this is an excellent light stout. The roasted malts carry it well. The mouth feel is lighter than I wanted it to be. There is a soft carbonation, but it does come off watery. The aftertaste is lingeringly roasty with some light bitter chocolate. Good stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (369) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is nice roasted malt, milk chocolate, oatmeal. Appearance is black, poured viscous, light brown head. Taste is smooth, roasted malt, candy, chocolate, oats, a little light though. Mouthfeel is much the same, good but not great carbonation, a lightness in the feel, yet thick in it’s own way. Overall, it’s an impressive offering but I expected more from TG. It’s the curse of greatness.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernbourbon (1390) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Tap at TG. Pour is deep dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma and flavor are full of roasted malt, light chocolate notes, and faint coffee notes. The body is so much more full than 6.6%. A very rich and fulfilling beer. Loved it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (853) - Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2014
Tap at Toppling Goliath. Pours dark black with good brown head. Nose is nice big roast and chocolate. Some malt sweetness. Very smooth.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1219) - California, USA - MAY 29, 2015
650ml bottle pours a black color with a small amount of tan head. Loads of flavor all well balanced.

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