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Vanilla Bean Assassin - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Vanilla Bean Assassin
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.91
pDev: 3.46%
Wants: 153
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MITCHELLMPLS on 02-23-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 2
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4.84/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This was opened at Perennial today and drank with KBBS, BA Abraxas, and Fuzzy. Small 2-3 oz pour from the 12oz 2013 vintage bottle into a snifter.

A - Dark obviously like every other solid stout out there with decent lacing. Looks thick and vicious in appearance and definitely stains the glass.

S - Small notes of vanilla with chocolate as well as light notes of whiskey. Hard to compare because I have not had regular assassin but smell is pretty damn good

T - Taste follows the nose although the vanilla is somewhat muted. It blends in with the milk and dark chocolate flavors that come through from the base. Definitely some hints of coffee in there and some bourbon on the finish although it is not that prevalent.

M - Mouthfeel is pretty thick and vicious, not as thick as KBBS and MD but it is definitely a thicker BA stout which I love

O - Glad I was lucky enough to get to try this along the KBBS and the other fine brews that were drank today. Thanks again Cory

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4.26/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Tiny pour at Peg's.

Appearance - Glass staining black body. Viscous. No head.

Smell - Vanilla and chocolate. Rye whiskey. Dark chocolate and coffee.

Taste - Less intense vanilla, but present. Dark chocolate. Whiskey. Coffee roasted malt.

Mouthfeel - Very thick. Slick and syrupy. Lingers on the palate.

Overall - Irresponsibly small pour, but it was really good. Just like Assassin but with more vanilla.

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Vanilla Bean Assassin from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.