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Assassin Imperial Stout - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Assassin Imperial StoutAssassin Imperial Stout

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world-class

444 Ratings
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Ratings: 444
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 1,036
Gots: 96 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
An Imperial Stout brewed with coffee, aged in rye whiskey barrels.

(Beer added by: Pintofbrown on 02-20-2012)
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

03-07-2014 04:55:02 | More by Lare453
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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3%

03-07-2014 03:07:29 | More by millerbuffoon
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New York

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

03-07-2014 01:42:12 | More by 1Sundown2C
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

03-06-2014 08:01:10 | More by Wolberjs
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West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +3%

03-06-2014 03:55:17 | More by zbodnar1
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

03-01-2014 15:16:23 | More by thegoon55
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Minnesota

5/5  rDev +8.5%

02-28-2014 20:30:23 | More by DaftPatrick
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POTABLE83

New York

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

02-27-2014 04:01:23 | More by POTABLE83
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Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +3%

02-23-2014 20:36:05 | More by Benish
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huntermop

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

02-21-2014 04:12:50 | More by huntermop
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.83/5  rDev +4.8%

Yellow wax bottle poured into snifter. Pours a pitch black with heavy viscosity, minimal dark brown head. The aroma is ridiculously rich. Huge dark chocolate, bold roasted coffee, heavy oak and whiskey notes, highlight of vanilla throughout. Quite a bit more decadent than other BA coffee stouts, reminds me of bcbcs a bit. Taste starts with coffee and dark chocolate followed by heavy vanilla and richness throughout. A bit of heat towards the end. Mouthfeel is heavy, velvety, and smooth with low carbonation. Overall, fantastic beer. This is my first TG stout and I now know what the fuss is all about.

02-17-2014 07:10:13 | More by homebrew311
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tourdot

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +8.5%

02-17-2014 02:41:49 | More by tourdot
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Ri0

Wisconsin

4.95/5  rDev +7.4%

poured about 6oz into a chalice.

A - Very thick dark brown almost black in color. Thin dark brown head, no retention or lacing.

S - Aromas of rich caramel, mellow bourbon, milk chocolate, marshmallow, and dark fruits. It smells perfect and I can't wait to take a sip.

T - So much sweet rich caramel, molasses, chocolate, mellow bourbon, marshmallow and dark fruit notes. It is so good and as good, if not better compared to BCBS. I am blown away.

M - The mouthfeel is rich, thick, and silky smooth. Just enough carbonation for the style.

O - I loved this beer and feel very grateful to try it. This is one to seek out!

02-16-2014 19:34:20 | More by Ri0
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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3%

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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.49/5  rDev -2.6%

assassin is one unique stout. i didn't now know it was ages in rye barrels when i had it, but it makes perfect sense seeing it here, there is a distinct rye coarseness to the middle of this that i just couldn't place at the time. now i get it. yellow wax version poured into 8 oz globe, shared with drlovemd87 and claystation. jet black and viscous on the pour, not a ton of head, but some liveliness to it upon close inspection. shiny and inky, rich and dense, looks the part. huge nose of oak barrels, booze, bitter coffee, vanilla sugar, brown sugar, and a colossal malt bill that must have some heavy roast in it. the flavor is as layers as any stout I've had, from darkness to abyss, to bourbon county and its variants, i think there is more going on here, and in a more refined way than any of those beers, save maybe abyss, but the barrel treatment and the coffee push this over the edge. vanilla and sweetness give way to burnt wood and smoke, smoldering still, challenging. there is some sugar on the back end too before the alcohol comes in, but its flavorful sweet, and it adds a richness to this, especially in feel, that is unrivaled. complex spice middle shows both rye and coffee, and the bitterness of the barley is tempered by strong vanilla again on the finish. there are a lot of stouts out there right now trying to outdo each other, trying to be bigger, more flavorful, more dynamic, but this one has to take the cake. such a soft feel in such a big beer, gets a little hot with temperature. a bottle to share for sure, but one worth seeking out and acquiring, it has renewed my interest in stout whales, absolutely world class.

02-05-2014 19:58:45 | More by StonedTrippin
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Oregon

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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Alabama

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Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -33.8%

Pour is black with mocha head. Nose is bourbon, light wood, some malt body, Lots of sugar and sweetness. Taste is more sweet, lots of sugar, caramel, sweet. Lighter malt complexity, barrel isn't poorly integrated. Body is thick and creamy, moderate carbonation.

02-02-2014 17:01:48 | More by cpetrone84
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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

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Iowa

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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Assassin Imperial Stout from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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