Naughty Temple (2017)
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Naughty Temple (2017)Naughty Temple (2017)
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Style:
American Strong Ale
Ranked #62
ABV:
14.2%
Score:
89
Ranked #6,967
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 10.28%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
22
From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
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SCORE
89
Very Good
Naughty Temple (2017)Naughty Temple (2017)
Notes: He ventures to the Naughty Temple, weaving through its intricate web of slithering sensations, while bitter lovers dance playfully upon his tongue. Slowly, slipping into madness, he surrenders himself to the sweet sip of seduction. As he emerges in the wake of ecstasy, he is greeted with a warm, tender kiss. A wave of bliss washes over him, and happiness is all that exists.

Previously, Naughty Temple was Naughty 90 aged in Templeton Rye barrels. The most recent release was a barrel-aged strong ale blend using 3.5-year-old Pappy Van Winkle and 14-month-old Heaven Hill barrels.
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 22
Photo of Awolter
4.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a chilled bottle, let it warm up slowly. Pours a murky brown with a thin head. Strong maple and nuttiness nose, with a rich caramel & bourbon taste. The mouthfeel is that perfect Toppling Goliath barrel aged smoothness.

Fantastic, and in my opinion, a very underrated beer.

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Photo of mothman
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2017 strong ale aged in pappy barrels and HH barrels -Different than the previous batches which was just BA Naughty 90.

Khaki head. Caramel bark brown color.

Lots of wood, oak, bourbon, and vanilla. Caramel and toffee. This is the definition of a wood aged beer imo. So much Barrel flavor.

I really enjoyed this batch. I think they really dialed it in.

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Photo of eppie82
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From bottle into teku.

Brown, caramel colored deep hazy appearance with medium foam head upon aggressive pour. While on the cooler side the aroma indicated some light nice oaky barrel presence but for the most part was just a quality strong ale smell. As it warmed, this beer really transformed and the aroma started matching more closely what the flavor was: caramel, toffee, nutty, oaky... that barrel really shines. I cannot stress enough how nice the barrel note is imparted on this beer. Feel is medium. It's somehow smooth but the whiskey note is unmistakable. Another person said it was boozy, and I can see that too. You definitely have to like a strong barrel note to like this beer (and boy, will you!).

Overall, this exceeded my expectations for a barrel aged strong ale. Main reason for that is the awesome barrel and all the interesting flavors it imparted.

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Naughty Temple (2017) from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 22 ratings