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Rover Truck - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

165 Ratings
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 7.99%
Wants: 5
Gots: 18 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: FreshHawk on 04-05-2012

Roasty, almond aroma, hints of dry chocolate with a mild but chewy oatmeal body. Take a ride on the Rover Truck!

72 IBU
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Photo of cjn40277
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KobraKai
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JFeres
4.55/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of invalid665
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaseFace
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ystazi
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BBB
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBrewo
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This brew was served on tap at Toppling Goliath Brewing Company in Decorah, Iowa. It arrived in a tasting stange, showing a deep and saucy tamari coloring. It held a quarter finger head of dense cappuccino foam due to a full pour, but retained well nonetheless, leaving sparkling ridges of lacing around the glass. No haze or sediment obscured clarity, and carbonation appeared to be active. The aroma sang of roasty chocolate, coffee, and oaty maltiness, sticky molasses, milk chocolate sugars, lactic milkiness, attic mustiness, faint orangey bitters, syrupy black cherry fruitiness, cashew oiliness, bitter flaked cacao, coin, and gentle vanilla coolness. Following through the taste came a blend of medicinal phenols, dusty chocolate and coffee malts, bittered cacao nibs, chewy oat, smoky tobacco freshness, equally sweet and biting black strap molasses, white rice starchiness, dark chocolate oiliness, heavy creamer, granular brown sugar, and general char. The body was on the heavy, syrupy side, while the carbonation was medium. Each sip left the mouth coated with that same thick richness, with eventual warmth to the belly and dryness to the mucosa. Slurp, smack, cream, froth, and pop were all contributory and intact. The abv was appropriate, and the beer sipped easily.

Overall, this was a nice cap to our tasting night at Toppling Goliath. It is really kind of unfair that we tasted this on the same night as Zee, Sue, and Tsunami, but it was certainly nice to see the more malty, roasty side they have to offer. The beer was smooth, flavorful, and easily approachable. The oats and accompanying malt base was nicely singed at the base, making for that fuller experience. Otherwise, the brew wasn’t as memorable as their hoppy beers, as we’ve already alluded to. It does hit the spot if you’re in the mood, however, and the staff is more than happy to blend you up something creative using this beer with any others they have available at the time.

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4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vande
4.41/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LegitCraftBeer
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 319Hawksfan
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of striker2160
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hilgart1
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of memphischas
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bobloblawlawblog11
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mayxday
4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TomO23
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of greg4579
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ldhughes3
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thishops4u
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Butchnasty
4.78/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very nice/smooth oatmeal stout

Photo of Ish1
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerNW
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of wulfie85
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Rover Truck from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.