Assassin Imperial Stout - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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4.49/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Finally found an occasion to crack open this treat from Toppling Goliath which is fast becoming one of my favorite breweries.
Very little carbonation but sticks to the sides of the glass as you swirl it around. Not as thick as BCBS but certainly not thin. The smell is mostly whiskey and also a lot of sweetness.
The taste is very whiskey-forward with a lot of sweetness following behind that. A very good beer but definitely something that needs to be sipped otherwise the sweetness might get to be too much. It reminded me a lot of Dark Lord but I thought the flavors here were better integrated and smoother than in DL. As it warmed, I could taste the black liquorice that I like so much in a good Imperial Stout. Also, the warmer it got, the more the taste and smell reminded me of World Wide Stout.
So over the course of this review, I mentioned 3 other world-class stouts that I compare to Assassin. This bodes well for this beer in becoming one of the better high end stouts available. Its just too bad that it isn't a little more readily available but that also makes it more of a treat when you get your hands on some.
Serving type: bottle
11-03-2013 19:09:38 | More by mjpolzin
British Columbia (Canada)
4.23/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Huge thank you to Steasy66 for spoiling me as usual with this rarity. 2013 yellow wax spontaneously picked from the cellar and shared at the end of our tasting last weekend.
Appearance. Pours thick and black with a thin layer of light brown head.
Smell. Sweet molasses, smooth whiskey, wood, and chocolate syrup.
Taste. Chocolate and burnt sugar, light smooth whiskey and fresh wood, and some dark berries. Sweet, maybe a little too sweet for me but it's a minor complaint.
Mouthfeel. Full body, fairly sticky, low carbonation.
Overall. Sweet with big flavours but still smooth and tasty. Thanks again Ryan!
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2013 23:45:08 | More by Rutager
Assassin Imperial Stout from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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