Naughty Temple - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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Reviews by jmarsh123:
4.75/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Thanks to redblacks75 for graciously sharing a bottle with me on my Iowa trip.
Pours bright copper/orange with a small spotty white head. Good retention and some legs on the glass.
Big spicy rye aroma with caramel, vanilla and candied grapefruit to back it up.
Flavor is even better than the smell. The interplay between candied citrus and rye spices up front surprisingly works very well together. There is a hefty caramel backbone as well with a good helping of vanilla. A little smoky at times and finishes with a slight alcohol tinge along with some grapefruit pith.
Medium bodied a bit sticky and appropriate medium carbonation. Alcohol is present, but warming and doesn't overpower other elements.
Hands down the best barrel aged (I)PA I've ever had. Usually I detest this style as I find the barrel overwhelms a lot of the delicate characteristics of the base and the hops clash with the overall profile (see Doom). This has a hefty caramel malt backbone leaning heavily toward a barleywine which makes it really work. The hops taste almost like candied citrus which is a great contrast to the spicy whiskey. I wish I would've popped the other bottle of this to take home even at bar prices.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2013 19:37:22 | More by jmarsh123
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