Coconut Assassin
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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American Imperial Stout
Ranked #321
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Ranked #3,769
4.63 | pDev: 5.18%
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.56/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

5oz draft pour. thick oily black that stains. has legs. smell is muted coconut, chocolate and whiskey. by far the weakest component of this beer. nothing stands out. taste is subtle coconut with nice chocolate and whiskey flavors. feel is decently thick. nothing to complain about. delicious stout. not overly coconut by any means though.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.71/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2018 assassin days surprise tap

Look: like an assassin, black with a
0.5 in khaki head.
Smell: all coconut and barrel with some dried fruits.
Taste: coconut whiskey bomb... amazing
Feel: thick, chewy and a little ethanol burn.

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Photo of eppie82
4.29/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Draft at Assassin 2019 release event at TG. (rating based on most recent).

The 2019 Coconut was a bit disappointing. The coconut aroma was muted, and the flavor almost entirely when I first got the pour. It took a while for any of it to start becoming noticeable (once warmed) up but it was still nowhere near as coconut prominent as in 2018.
Draft at Assassin 2018 release event at TG.

Look is extremely dark and oily appearance with zero foam upon pour. Smell is barrel and loads of coconut. Taste was incredibly loaded with coconut. Chocolate also. Sweet. The coconut added quite a bit of sweetness to the already slightly sweet base. Fudgy and sticky feel for sure.

Out of the 3 Assassins I had (along with Coffee Assassin and regular), although this was my 'least' favorite, it was still fantastic. If you are a coconut junkie, this one would deliver and then some. My favorite was actually the regular Assassin because it's already an awesome base beer. The adjunct just takes a bit away from that balance. And since Assassin 2018 base is already a bit sweet from the barrel, the coconut just made it even sweeter.

But this is a phenomenal beer, make no mistake about it.

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Photo of WhaleSlayer85
4.85/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is an utterly incredible offering. Taste is rich, viscous liquid fudge with sweet vanilla. Coconut provided a general sweeter more desserty experience than the base beer. Warm bourbon present but not overwhelming. Coats the entire mouth. Lucky to have tried!

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Photo of mothman
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Assassin day 2018. Motor oil black. No head.

This takes Assassin to another love. The coconut adds the perfect layer to this beer. Sweet, rich, and fudgy. Chocolate and a light barrel char. Amazing whiskey notes. Thick. Vanilla/marshmallow flavor. This is decadent. Dessert and brownie like.

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Coconut Assassin from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 17 ratings