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Toppling Goliath Rover Truck
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Brewed by Toppling Goliath
Style: Stout
Decorah, Iowa USA

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Roasty, almond aroma, hints of dry chocolate with a mild but chewy oatmeal body. Take a ride on the Rover Truck!


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernbourbon (1297) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (517) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VIBhunter (24) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekoerper (588) - Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Aroma: roasty coffee notes, cocoa, oats and a light sweetness. Pours black, two finger tan head with good retention, leaves some lacing. Flavor: roasted grains, chocolate and coffee, somewhat earthy, slightly sweet with some bitterness to balance, nice dry finish. Medium body, medium carbonation. Solid brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3076) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Tap. Pours opaque black with a medium brown head and good lacing. Aroma is strong espresso, dark roasted malt, and notes of whiskey. Flavor is the same, lightly sweet with a light coffee bitterness. Light to medium body, very nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2013
UPDATED: APR 13, 2013 Aromas of coffee, chocolate and a bit of roast. Taste is similar but finishes with a rather nice burnt bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3209) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Pours basically black with a small off white head.

The aroma is roasty and sweet with lots of chocolate and mild ash.

The flavor is roasty and plenty bitter. The beer doesn’t taste nearly as sweet as it smells but that’s probably a good thing. The coffee character is nice but mild taking a back seat to more of a dark chocolate character. There is a mild banana character and a little bit of hop forward bitterness.

Believe the hype, these cats are the best Iowa brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Draft. Poured an opaque black color. The head was thin and brown with good retention and lacing. Roasty malt, toffee, and distinct chocolate aromas. There were also whiffs of anise and brown sugar. Medium to full bodied. Delicately sweet up front with light roasty bitterness at the end. Chocolate, lightly roasted coffee, toffee, and sweet cream flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlruthven (542) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2012
From notes. Pre-GTMW at Dexter’s Pub, on firkin no less. Opaque black pour, just about 1/4 off white head. Roasted malts, hint of cocoa, slight lactose. Smooth pull, more roasted cocoa, baker’s chocolate. Light-bodied. Excessively drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (2955) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2014
Draft pour at the source. Pours a dark brown to black with a khaki head of foam. The aroma is roasty and ashy with a little caramel influence. Medium body and low carbonation.


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