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Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Ratings: 329
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.82
pDev: 7.68%
Wants: 1,677
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A stout aged in whiskey barrels with coffee added.

(Beer added by: siradmiralnelson on 02-26-2012)
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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.9/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle, 2014 date with gold wax, poured into a Toppling Goliath teku. Enjoyed on 12.13.14, shared with my dad, review is from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a jet black color, motor oil consistency, very thick and viscous out of the bottle with a lovely finger or so of mocha colored head, thick, taut and firm that has superb retention yielding a few spots of lace but with great dark staining legs. The aroma is fantastic, loads of smooth chocolate, coffee is assertive, but at the same time mild, lightly roasted with a nice fruit character that helps accentuate the stone fruits that come out in the nose, charred oak and whiskey with a bit of toffee sweetness linger well and just a splat of maple that helps curb any heat from the barrel and the bitterness from the coffee. The barrel character is what leaps out to me on the tongue, very smooth, nice mix of charred oak, lightly chewy and soft bourbon, a bit of toffee, a bit of molasses, even a touch of spice while smooth and decadent chocolate, lightly bittersweet, rolls over and brings forward stone fruits with lightly roasted and fruity coffee. The balance is supreme and the finish has just a breath of warmth to it from the barrel. The mouthfeel is perfection, thick, rich, creamy, viscous, silky, smooth, coating, any adjective you like for a stout, this has it, carbonation is perfect, enough life while being totally forgotten yet it also doesn't feel too sticky or clumpy, and the finish is incredibly fluid.

Verdict: A lot of hubbub and noise about this beer and it's all deserved. The balance and complexity is tremendous, everything in true harmony, no one characteristic is truly defining and each aspect of the beer is artfully mastered.

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4.95/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from 12 oz into a bourbon county snifter

A- pitch black with virtually no head. What little head there is disappears into nothing very quickly.

S- deep rich notes of roast, huge boozy bourbon followed by rich coffee. There is a subtle maple scent that follows the coffee in the back.

T- oh my god. Heat from the bourbon sits up front and hits your palate like spartans against the persians. Then a shot of espresso covers your mouth and melds deliciouslu with the bourbon and the sweet vanilla, oak barrel. Lastly, after the swallow there's a strong maple presence that sits in your mouth for a long time and it develops and lasts for a long time and you don't want it to go away. Strong chocolate and vanilla notes also seep in during the mix. There is only one beer that beats this on taste.

M- thick, creamy, velvety. The way a stout should feel. No carbonation. Completely coats your mouth and throat all the way down.

O- one of the best stouts i've every had. The flavors blend perfectly and each flavor is detectable. It's amazingly delicious. I wish i had an infinite amount of this.

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Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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