Term Oil
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #134
Ranked #476
4.48 | pDev: 6.47%
Sep 22, 2023
Jul 27, 2016
Formerly Turmoil Stout

Single barrel whiskey barrel aged stout.
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Rated: 4.25 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Sep 22, 2023
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Reviewed by SpaceCamp from Virginia

4.2/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L: Pours a dark chocolate, forms a very thin espresso head. No appreciable lacing or retention. Held to the light, the beer has a pitch black hue.

S: Aromas of vanilla, malts, chocolate, and nuts. Hints of coconut.

T: Heavy dark chocolate, pistachios, and bourbon barrel. Some granola/almonds and spice. Toasted malts.

F: Medium-bodied, smooth and silky. No carbonation.

O: Solid bourbon barrel-aged stout. Pistachios are right in your face. Nice flavor profile, good body and aromas.
Aug 12, 2023
Rated: 4.69 by Montanabeerz from Montana

May 07, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by dan_amdg from Illinois

Dec 05, 2022
Rated: 4.58 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

Oct 08, 2022
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 -24.6%
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 +0.9%
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 +1.3%
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
Term Oil from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 64 ratings