Term Oil
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #122
ABV:
12%
Score:
98
Ranked #457
Avg:
4.49 | pDev: 6.68%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
44
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 04, 2022
Added:
Jul 27, 2016
Wants:
  21
Gots:
  3
SCORE
98
World-Class
Notes: Formerly Turmoil Stout

Single barrel whiskey barrel aged stout.
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Rated: 4.46 by Zonian1 from Ohio

Sep 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by tcbro023 from Wisconsin

Apr 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.79 by Hallertau from Wisconsin

Apr 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

Mar 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Jan 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.35 by mjpolzin from Wisconsin

Dec 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.32 by Holderness from Massachusetts

Nov 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Aug 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.43 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Aug 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4.35 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Aug 11, 2019
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.38/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Hunahpu Day 2019. Inky black. Smells of soy sauce, bourbon, oak, and roasted malt. Tastes sweet right up front. Soy sauce and bourbon close behind the sugar. Roasted malt permeates, but it always tends toward soy sauce. Heavy and slow to drink. I didn't even finish my tiny festival pour.
Jun 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.52/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
This definitely has that used motor oil look, but is topped by a perfectly uniform, thick mocha blanket that I wasn't expecting out of this barrel aged stout.

It's also a thickly viscous, almost gloppy but delicious blend of all the things I love about Assassin. Mature influences of lightly charred oak on the stout introduce Tootsie Roll, Raisinets, and complex but mild bourbon with a dry yet sticky finish. Yet there is no offensively hot booze to detract from the experience.

God damn I might actually like this more than regular Assassin.
Mar 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.23 by BarrelAgedG from California

Oct 24, 2018
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Reviewed by mwilbur from Minnesota

4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured on tap into snifter at the brewery.
A: Pours a super dark brown with thin skim of dark mocha head.
S: Leather, molasses, baker’s chocolate, tobacco, bourbon, and a hint of dark dried fruit.
T: Follows aroma almost to a T. Leather, molasses, smooth bittersweet chocolate, tobacco, bourbon, fig, and raisins.
M: Medium heavy body...less than expected. Very velvety smooth. Darkly sweet with mild bitterness and mild alcohol burn. Perfection here.
D: Good complexity and surprisingly drinkable. Well done, TG!

In retrospect, this was actually Term Oil 18-A.
Sep 01, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by badmotorgrunge from Illinois

Aug 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.59 by Kdouble from Tennessee

Aug 24, 2018
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On draft. Essentially, it hits almost all the big barrel-aged stout notes that TG is known for. Good booze-soaked chocolate marshmallow presence especially on the nose, with chocolate brownie batter and fudge throughout. Medium fuller bodied; though noticeably less viscous than its more notorious TG siblings.
Aug 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.53 by vicjr85 from Illinois

May 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.56 by TGS from California

Mar 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4.78 by warmlager from Minnesota

Jan 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.9 by josephwa from Minnesota

Jan 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by Jaszucs from Indiana

Jan 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.74 by AngEo from Texas

Jan 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by Brent_B from Iowa

Jan 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4.68 by KidSalami from Illinois

Dec 13, 2016
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Reviewed by SinjaminBentek from Nebraska

5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
On tap at the source.

Look - Pitch black. Small amount of head.

Smell - Outstanding. Explosive coffee, chocolate, barrel and spirit.

Taste - Chocolate, coffee with the alcohol well hidden. Fantastic!

Mouthfeel - Thicka than a snicka...

Overall - GET YOU SOME!
Nov 03, 2016
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Reviewed by KillerJigger from Iowa

4.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Great dark and viscous with fading brown head. Getting lots of oak barrel and bourbon. Deep dark roasts throughout. Needs a bit more carbonation to make it pop. But overall it's very tasty!
Oct 30, 2016
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Reviewed by beerprn from California

4.32/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured in a sniffer glass very cold. Ate a pizza while it warmed. Aroma after warming was coffee cream, vanilla, warming alcohol; hints of anise retro nasal. Poured very dark and opaque with almost no head an zero glass lacing. Flavor dominated by vanilla, bourbon and alcohol; some oak tannins and hints of anise. Bitterness balanced with malt and barrel flavors. The beer presents much better on warming. Carbonation level low.
Oct 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.85 by YvesB from Belgium

Oct 12, 2016
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Reviewed by WI-Beer-Man from Wisconsin

4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
On tap at MD day 2016 (Oct 8th). Served cold, but allowed to warm up over an hours time frame.
Thick. Smelled like a BA stout with a nice blend of sweetness (oak, vanilla) and roasty malts. It definitely coated the mouth. Great flavor, but nothing that stood out from a flavor aspect that differentiated this beer, other than the thickness.
Oct 11, 2016
 
Rated: 4.63 by SDRedDevil from California

Oct 11, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by joshdaut from Illinois

Oct 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.75 by xt0n1cx from Virginia

Oct 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.77 by Josholson666 from Minnesota

Oct 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by leroybrown10 from Missouri

Oct 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4.81 by boothbeer from Illinois

Oct 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4.27 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois

Oct 08, 2016
 
Rated: 4.67 by drahodo from Missouri

Oct 08, 2016
 
Rated: 4.65 by KevBot89 from Pennsylvania

Oct 08, 2016
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Rated by Ristaccia from Nebraska

4.9/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
6c: 4.5 5.0 5.0 4.75 4.75
1d: 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.75 5.0
Oct 03, 2016
Term Oil from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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