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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 384   ABV: 12.8%
After endless hours of scorching in heat, brewing in turmoil, fermenting in angst, the Assassin’s journey has just begun. In the shadow of the temple, he lies in wait, maturing his plot to perfection. He emerges merciless, dominated by darkness, his bite laced with the charred remnants of his victims. No man dares to cross his path. They will forever sleep with one eye open, in fear of the Assassin’s hot kiss of death.

2012 - Red wax. 1st release
2012 - Gold wax 2nd release
2013 - Yellow wax
2014 - Metallic Gold wax

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jool (209) - - FEB 22, 2015
Vintage 2014. Noire opaque, pas de mousse. Nez de bourbon. Bouche quand même soyeuse malgré un corps assez important: beaucoup de mocha, espresso, barrique, mélasse caramélisée tirant vers l’érable et une pointe presque soya salé en finale. Excellente.

thomashall (1611) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2018 2016 vintagw Bomber shared by me, yeah me! Super dark pour, oily, dark brown head. Aroma is off the charts, sweet booze, whiskey. Taste follows, so smooth, boozy, sweet, so unbelievable. Hands down best stout I've had. I keep looking for a flaw in this but can't find one so it's my first 5.0!

JaBier (8490) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2017
2016 bottle shared by a friend. Pours oily black with a medium tan head and sticky legs on the side of the glass. Aroma of malt, tobacco, toffee, molasses, dark fruit and whiskey. Malt and chocolate flavor with licorice and dark fruit character before a roasty finish.

Mesjasz (1735) - Lodz, POLAND - NOV 7, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2018 2016, purple wax. Nice aroma, with bourbon, cocoa, small vanilla hint. But flavor, wow, instant killer. Such high level of intense flavor. Taste is pretty much ballanced, sweet with light bitterness. But that flavor... Lots of chocolate, hint of coffee, pralines, fruity notes. And that mouthfeel - slick, thick, oily. Aftertaste is so intense that I still can feel the flavor 5 minutes after sip. Astonishing beer.

Mariox (476) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 4, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2017 [PURPLE WAX] W aromacie mega intensywne, ale nie tak jak KBBS, gorzka czekolada, ciemne owoce, wiśnie w czekoladzie, likier wiśniowy, melasa, kawa, estry, lekka wanilia. W smaku również mega intensywne, mocno słodkie, lekko kwaśne, gorycz znikoma. Potężne ciało, mega treściwe, alkohol świetnie ułożony, gęste, oblepiające, oleiste. Świetny, długi finisz. Genialne piwo. Starałem się nie porównywać do KBBSa, który już był nie do opisania.

haukur (2168) - Kópavogur, ICELAND - AUG 28, 2017
Purple wax bomber. Appearance is thick with a very small brown head. Aroma has some slight dark fruits, wet oak, slight liqour notes. Mouthfeel is somewhat soft but dence. Vineous-like character. Oily. Awesome stuff. Worth the hype

douglas88 (9890) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2017
Thank you to the only Ohio man I care about. Actually, I have some roots in Eastern Ohio and some family there. But anyway, thanks sweater vest. Pours a pitch black hue. A small brown head. Huge nose; leather, dark fruit, char, roast. The essence of dark fruit here is massive, almost plum and blackberry, huge dark roast, wonderful slick palate. This is amazing. Ashy, deep dark roast. Just lovely. I need a keg of this.

ClarkVV (7099) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2017
2016 Purple wax bomber, drunk 6/10/17.
Dark, inky, ebony of undetermined clarity, seemingly opaque. Dark tan head atop is initially large and shows moderate retention.
Nose is thick with rich fudge peppered by dark fruits and a liqueur-like character reminiscent of rum-vanilla-chocolate. There’s a good bit of ash and/or char-like "dryness" on the end to blunt some of this "sweet" fudge character and thankfully no sharp alcohol ever hits on the finish; probably a product of its year in the bottle. Nicely aromatic, as one would expect, and though I wouldn’t go nearly as far as to call this a "British-style Imperial Stout" as many apparently do, it does have a good helping of dark fruits that the newer American versions are sorely lacking. Liqueur-like vanilla, German chocolate cake and rich char linger long on the finish.
Rich and quite sweet in the mouth, unsurprisingly. It’s "thick" though thankfully not syrupy or cloying. Still, there’s a ton of base malt here, mixing with the dark malt to provide quite a bit of fudge character. Good amount of dark fruit, adding prunes, raisins, plums, etc...that help add complexity and gentle acidity in concert with the moderate roast and char character. Carbonation is low but engaging while alcohol is held to just a bourbon-rum-vanilla-like character that is quite enjoyable. Strong ash and light vinousness do indeed dry out the finish somewhat, though the beer is still very much on the sweet side. As is usually the case with these "iconic" monster American Imperials, I’d prefer it be considerably more dry, but it’s still pretty well-done/not messy for its size.

Kapsel (418) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 23, 2017
Kacper W. is drinking an Assassin (2016) by Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. Jest sos sojowy, owocowosc, figi, melasa, slodkie, troche beczki, geste, oblepiajace, piekne piwo.

rami_pl (5185) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 16, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2017 Rami Rami is drinking an Assassin (2016) by Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. at Saska Kępa No jest zajebisty, zlozony, fajnie ulozony, mega cialo, ciemne owoce, melasa, slodki ale bez przegiec, ukryte alko... no ryli dobre piwerko
Rami Rami: Jedyna wada (w cudzyslowie) - kwaskowatosc lekka, chyba od palonosci?

Rami Rami is drinking an Assassin (2016) by Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. at Chmielarnia Marszałkowska Lepsza butla. Dupa urwana. Jakie cialo. Jaka paleta. Ile czekolady, beczki, kakao, kawy, bombonierka, migdaly... #teamslodyczka, 4.6-4.7

CMUBEERMAN (458) - - JUN 19, 2017
Gold wax split 3 ways. Good but not exceptional for style. Wish it had a bit more heft.

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