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Toppling Goliath Smoove Opferator



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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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 15/20
djd07 (4899) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Growler during RBWG. Pours a very dark brown with medium tan head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is roasted malt and cocoa. Medium mouth with toffee, nuts, roast, with light dry finish, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2822) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Dark fruits, citrus, oatmeal, chocolate and caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4871) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2014
12oz tap at Dexters. Wow. Wasn’t expecting much from this, but it absolutely nails it. Deep brown-black body. massive beige head that settles down after a minute or two. Sweet cocoa chocolate caramel aroma. Sweet toffee/coffee finish. Super tasty, thick woody caramel. Fantastic for the style, maybe a little sugary and sweet. Heavy body for the ABV. World Class Brown Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (565) - - AUG 21, 2014
On tap at Toppling Goliath. Pours a very heady licorice colored dark brown with full beige lasting rocky head, with a reverse cascade to boot. Aroma is a delicious sweet chocolate malt with a grainy note. Flavor is chocolate milk with slight lactic hint in the finish. Cacao, grain, slight roasted malt. I’m tempted to quaff this, it has a slight hunt of porter complexity. Medium bodied, creamy carbonation. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2059) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
I don’t think highly of brown ales... But this is a good one. Aromas of toasted nuts and cream. Flavors are very creamy. I get chocolate milk and almonds with a nice amount of toasted malts. A great beer is all about balance and this one has it in spades.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (8467) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Draft. Cocoa notes, dark malts, pretty easy drinking but ultimately uninteresting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremyh70 (831) - Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2014
On tap at brewery. A dark brown with ruby highlights, a small tan head head and decent lacing. Aroma of coffee, mild chocolate, nuts and toasted malt. Taste is similar yo aroma with mild coffee and chocolate notes, somewhat earthy flavor with toasted malt. Semi slick mouthfeel with a medium full body and moderate carbonation. Finishes semi dry. Very flavorful brown ale that leans toward being a porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (1667) - Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2014
I thought this was oatmeal stout not brown ale. Has a nice touch of coffee and chocolate. Kinda reminded me if breakfast stout but without the intense sweetness or oily body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (18351) - 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 (12169) - 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.

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