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Vanilla Bean Assassin - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Vanilla Bean Assassin
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BA SCORE
99
world-class

20 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.89
pDev: 3.68%
Wants: 97
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MITCHELLMPLS on 02-23-2014)
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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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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

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Vanilla Bean Assassin from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.