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Assassin Imperial Stout - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Assassin Imperial StoutAssassin Imperial Stout

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820 Ratings
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Ratings: 820
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 9.03%
Wants: 1,505
Gots: 152 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Pintofbrown on 02-20-2012

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.
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Ratings: 820 | Reviews: 80
Photo of mkhartnett
4.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of BWCampbell
4.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow. Hype. It's often a well deserved thing.

Photo of TimDisaster
4.71/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dboon
4.46/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Big thanks to Hopscotch for sharing this gem. Dark brown pour with a light brown head. Incredible caramel and chocolate aromas. Great lacing. Sweet with some cola like qualities. Caramel, chocolate, and woody notes with a fair amount of heat from the rye in the finish. Very good mouthfeel and body.

Photo of Drift
4.14/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kamikazeokami
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HowardTheDuck
4.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Vinithing
4.93/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of 4lo
4.86/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sarge3130
4.26/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Desp59
1.98/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

This was a bit rough for me. Huge bourbon smell and flavor and not much else going on. Actually thought it was higher than 12% based on the taste.

Photo of dnb128
4.59/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sweffin
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RobinLee
4.68/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jblain
4.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gatornation
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

pours a thick jet black color very viscous with a slow forming small mocha head very little lacing or head thru -out
chocolate rich and delicate with slight coffee and vanilla roasted malts wood and bourboun
this is perfection it is a blend of fine chocolate melded with roasted malts the BA presence brings this whole stout together a touch of vanilla nothing overpowers here is a perfect blend that leaves you wanting one more sip
rich with flavors BA is perfection it compliments this stout
this is a must try if you are a BA Stout lover exquisite brew

Photo of JackNip
4.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heavenlyStash
4.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of MOVERTON1284
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Huge thanks to @justdoit1234 (Jesse M) for this amazing gift! 2014 Vintage, opened at an amazing share. Pours like motor oil, black with very little carbonation. Taste was very balanced and while you got lots of the barrel flavors, it was not overpowering. Best BA stout I have ever had.

Photo of reddfrogg
4.87/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WolfsbaneBloom
4.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2014 vintage.
Definitely lived up to the hype.
Has that special something that's hard to pin down.
'13 Prop is the only other BA stout that I've had that's in the same league as this.

Photo of JohnG190
4.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Zack_B
4.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nguasta2
4.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of ZepHead80
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yes!!! Definitely worth the hype!

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Assassin Imperial Stout from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 820 ratings.