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Assassin Imperial Stout - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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505 Ratings
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Ratings: 505
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 1,078
Gots: 107 | FT: 4
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

650ml bottle, 2013 vintage with Yellow Wax, poured into a Three Floyds Mini Snifter.

The beer pours a thick, oily black color, touches of cola brown when struck by the light. A slight khaki head appears momentarily before receding back into the beer, leaving no lace behind. The aroma is of chocolate, whiskey, charred barrel and slightly roasted grain, chewy oak with a light note of astringent phenol alcohol. The flavors are nice, a distinct fruit character is a nice surprise, chocolate is prominent yet again, slight roast, barrel presence is nice, a bit of whiskey and phenol alcohol at the finish. The body is rich and smooth, very silky, coats the mouth very well and finishes with a nice warming sensation.

Verdict: A very well made Barrel Aged Stout from Toppling Goliath. It's simple, it's easy on the palate and it's very smooth, however, it does lack some pinache and at times, comes across as a bit boring. All of the typical components of a great BA stout are there, but none of them really pop.

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Assassin Imperial Stout from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.