Rover Truck - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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very good

143 Ratings
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 7.77%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | 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:
Roasty, almond aroma, hints of dry chocolate with a mild but chewy oatmeal body. Take a ride on the Rover Truck!

72 IBU

(Beer added by: FreshHawk on 04-05-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Ish1
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerNW
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of wulfie85
4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mynie
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery.

Pours dark with a solid brown cap of a head. Smells of darkly roasted malt roughed up lightly, pleasantly by the oats, with little hints of chocolate.

Tastes a bit sweet for an oatmeal stout, but nothing out of the ordinary. Bitter barley and dark chocolate up front, light hops and rougher barley in the middle, ending on lightly sour malt nodes.

Rather boilerplate. Good, but boilerplate. But seeing as how TG's beers are so reasonably priced, there's nothing wrong with releasing a run of the mill stout.

Photo of djrn2
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BGsWo22
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LoveStout
3.51/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Averwo
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brent_B
4.56/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Soneast
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of jruno
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of kkleu357
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Had it on tap once. Drinking from the bottle now. Medium dark body with minimal head. Chocolate oat aroma. Smooth velvety mouthfeel. Lots of cocoa taste with some roasted notes. Yummy.

Photo of Ri0
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured 22oz bottle into chalice.

A - Shiny obsidian with a 1.5 finger mocha colored head. Fades quickly and leaves a thin ring with nice webbed lacing on the glass.

S - Nice and roasty with dark chocolate covered almonds. Cocoa powder, heavy cream, and caramel mix with the bitter hints of coffee.

T - Dark, bitter bakers chocolate with a caramel center. Some cocoa powder and rich cream. Finish has more bitter roast and some hints of coffee.

M - Medium bodied and very smooth and creamy. Just enough carbonation. A very easy drinking stout.

O - A tasty oatmeal stout that is on the simplistic side. I could see this used as a base to add in some other flavors, such as coffee or vanilla. Enjoyable for $6.

Photo of joegdmb
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of keags_beer
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of HawkeyePA
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of IowaBiertrinker
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of bencolvin
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of nilesschmidt
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Doeden23
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of nate19red
3.9/5  rDev +1%

Photo of jakea
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of MNishCT77
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. pint poured at the brewery, unknown brewing/packaging date, drank over 30 minutes

A: 3/3 - jet black, low clarity (cannot read or see through), initial frothy khaki colored head settled into a 1/4 finger lacing, tight carbonation bubbles, moderate alcohol legs

S: 9/12 - big roasted malts - chocolate, coffee and burnt toast, slight PNW hop character and oatmeal; muted alcohols; no diacetyl, no DMS

T: 15/20 - moderate bitterness on the front of the tongue that succumbs to a rich roasted malt character that compliments the aroma; these flavors continue on the late palate with some warming alcohol and oats; finishes dry and inviting

M: 4/5 - moderate body, creaminess, moderate carbonation

O: 8/10 - very good oatmealt stout and one of the underrated surprises from my TG trip; would have liked some more body and malt complexity but that's starting to get nit picky; highly recommended for the cheap price point ($4.50/pint)

TOTAL - 39/50

Photo of kplooki
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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