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Toppling Goliath Smoove Opferator



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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This hearty brown ale is named for its original brewer - our awesome Beerman Chad Opfer. Smoove Opferator started out as a very small experiment taproom-exclusive brown ale named “Brown Sugar.” Since then, it has undergone a name makeover and an expanded distribution to Iowa and Wisconsin. The taste is still the same as when we brewed the first small batch. Deep mahogany color with a hefty malt body. Robust flavors of roasted almonds, hints of chocolate with a slight bitterness in the finish. Oh so smoove!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
Growler @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Growler @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. Thanks, Biebs. Brown in color with a khaki/tan head. Nose has a nice coffee and roasted malt profile to it. Some pine and earthy hops, a bit of chalk, and lots of cocoa powder. Solid bitterness on the palate. Lots of earthy hops, some herbal notes, and pine. Very heavy toasted malt and nuts. Some chocolate and cocoa powder, a fair amount of roast, too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gendv138 (1045) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Growler during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Black with tan head. Aromas of roast, oats, dark fruit. Tastes of roast, floral notes, citrus, dark fruit. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (2781) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
This is my first from this brewery, which I have heard so much about, and I am impressed. It is a garnet brown color with a ring of a fine-bubbled tan head. The nose is rich and roasty and it has a big coffee-like flavor w/o hardly any ashiness and some hoppy notes around the edge. I would call this more of a porter than a stout as much as there’s a difference between the styles and it stands up to some of the very best in the Midwest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6033) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Tasted at RBSG grand tasting. 32oz growler. Very dark brown color. Thin khaki head. Dots of lace. Looks nice. Great nose... Toasty, chocolate, coffee. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Awesome bigger bitter taste, moderate sweet. Wow, fantastic brown ale. Edges ATG Brown Note out as the best brown I’ve tasted. Super brown! Hard to imagine doing the style better than this. Complex and super flavorful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GJF (1237) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2014
On tap in the tasting room. Dark brown pour. Tons of roast malt and coffee flavors. Really more of a porter than a brown (although I’m OK with that). Semi-sweet flavor dries out in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (5984) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Tap at Toppling Goliath. Dark brown dense pour with a small spotty beige head. Lots of coffee and roasted malt. Full palate. Awesome.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theothermatt (162) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2014
On tap at El Bait Shop. Dark pour, light head. Huge caramel and sticky sweet nose. Rich and sweet. Chocolate, caramel, toffee. Much too rich for it's limited ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (2857) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2014
Draft pour at the source. Pours a dark brown with a khaki colored head of foam. The aroma has notes of coffee and coconut. Sweet taste with roasty characteristics. Medium bodied and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3027) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 21, 2014
Tap. Pours dark chestnut, medium tan creamy head, dissipates slowly, great lacing. Aroma is nutty, roasted malts, toffee. Flavor is similar, medium sweet, light bitter, a bit of artificial smoke. Medium body, a bit of acid, creamy.

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