Term Oil Fluffernutter
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #119
Ranked #631
4.53 | pDev: 4.86%
Apr 07, 2022
Dec 04, 2020
Notes: Term Oil Fluffernutter begins with a special blend of Imperial Stout that aged in bourbon barrels for well over a year. To that already decadent base, we added dry roasted peanuts, peanut butter, marshmallow, and vanilla beans to create the liquid version of the classic Fluffernutter sandwich.
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4.75 by TylerJ from Iowa on Apr 07, 2022
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4.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

5oz draft pour in a snifter. heavy peanut butter aroma with a tinge of marshmallow / vanilla and not much barrel. taste follows with a little bit of barrel sting on the finish. definitely peanut forward but with some chocolate from the base stout. thick, heavy mouthfeel. good stuff!

Mar 07, 2022
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4.51/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

When it comes to pastry stouts, Toppling Goliath is certainly not fluffing around. But with a massively dense Imperial Stout taste and texture at its base, they front load the beer with marshmallow and peanut for a beer that's all fluff.

Jet black and pouring like tar, Term Oil Fluffernutter releases a loose dark tarnish brown froth that dissolves quickly because of the peanut oils to render the appearance still with espresso likeness. As its decadent scent of peanut, chocolate, coffee, sweet cream and bourbon aspects rise the the nose the impressions of fluffernutter pastry snacks paired with java take a stronghold. Devilishly sweet on the tongue, its rich and viscous sweetness starts with molasses and invites other malt influences of toffee, heavy cream, vanilla, confectioner's sugar and caramel to further seduce the tastebuds.

As its more roasty edges give the sweet malts a robust tone, there's a sweeter espresso taste that comes with dark chocolate, milk chocolate, burnt cream and roasted nuttiness to remind the middle palate that there's still a stout driving this flavor bus. A moderately bitter balance steps in late to take an edge off of the sweetness and to give the roasted flavors more of a dark coffee impression.

Lavishly full, pleasantly cloying and celebrating the textures of cake batter, the heavy beer is a slow sipping affair, relegated to after dinner digestives. Don't look at it to pair with dessert but rather to replace dessert altogether. Finishing decidedly sweet Fluffernutter extends with an infinite malty sweet taste with those peanut and bourbon flavors in tow.

Feb 01, 2022
4.32 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Nov 26, 2021
4.09 by 22Blue from Kansas on Nov 20, 2021
4.25 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Nov 20, 2021
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5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by KevinHill from Illinois

8oz pour in snifter. Mack truck motor oil hue, thick and sticky on glass. Thin Mocha froth head.

The olfactory nose exudes of peanut butter, chocolate, and Hershey MMs.
Mouthfeel smooth, Creamy and lip licking sweetness. Velvet on palate.

Taking time for pour to succom to room temperature, the Bourbon barrel aging most delicate and tantalizing rises to spin flavors not noticed on cold pour.

Stout drinkers heads up... Let it warm!

The brew team in Iowa... Salute!!

Nov 20, 2021
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4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BlanBarry from Oklahoma

Poured very rich black with no carbonation. Has a tremendous barrel heat with big peanut butter and sweet marshmallow. Very nice finish of vanilla rounds this out perfectly.

Oct 20, 2021
4.17 by Chilmer from Iowa on Sep 25, 2021
4.49 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin on Sep 24, 2021
4.5 by mush from Illinois on Sep 06, 2021
4.5 by SpdKilz from Illinois on Sep 03, 2021
4.75 by paulish from New York on Aug 28, 2021
4.38 by Sparky44 from Illinois on Aug 22, 2021
4.59 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Aug 19, 2021
4.6 by BarrelAgedG from California on Aug 18, 2021
4.25 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on Aug 16, 2021
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4.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by dcotom from Iowa

Sampled on draught at the Brass Tap, Cedar Falls, IA. Appearance of motor oil, straight up. There is a wisp of tan head that disappears within seconds. If they could capture the aroma and put it in a scented candle, I'd buy it in a New York minute. Lovely scent of vanilla and marshmallow cookie dominates, with underlying notes of peanut butter and roasted peanuts. These characteristics obtain on the palate as well, coming through much more noticeably as the beer approaches room temperature. Although very sweet and quite boozy, the finish is clean with only a hint of lingering sweetness and warmth. Overall, not much to carp about here, just another world-class stout from TG.

Aug 15, 2021
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4.8/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Damian from Massachusetts

Drank on tap at The Highroller Lobster Co., Portland, ME
Served in a tulip

Full bodied, pitch black appearance. The oily looking body was topped by a frothy, finger-tall, cappuccino color crown that slowly fell to a thick, lasting collar. A few large dots of lacing stuck along the glass.

The nose was outstanding. Peanut notes came through big time. Freshly roasted peanuts perhaps. Some peanut butter too. Big marshmallow presence as well. Loads of fresh vanilla bean. Good dose of brown sugar. Quite sweet overall. Cocoa powder notes appeared as the beer sat and really intensified later. Hint of graham cracker.

The flavor profile was similar to the nose but boozier and not quite as peanut-forward. Malty and robust up front. Loads of rich caramel malts. Bit of roasted malt character too. Marshmallow kicked in next. Hefty dose of fresh vanilla and sweet cream as well. The peanut was again noticeable here but definitely seemed more subtle than it was on the nose. Boozy bourbon notes kicked in hard as the beer moved along the palate. More bourbon, roast and sweetness on the finish.

Terrific rich, viscous mouthfeel. Full bodied for the style. Super creamy and smooth. The beer contained an ultra fine, fairly subtle effervescence that turned frothy and slick on the palate.

I have a soft spot for peanut butter pastry stouts, and Topping Goliath’s Term Oil Fluffernutter is perhaps the best take on the style I have ever tried. The peanut presence was intense, and the other adjuncts came through loud and clear as well. I am so glad that I randomly came across this beer during my search for Portland’s best lobster roll.

Aug 11, 2021
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4.74/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by NCSapiens from Indiana

Had a ten ounce pour on tap into a tulip glass. Nothing special about the look: viscous and oily looking, nearly black with a thin rim of tan head. But one whiff reveals a world class aroma of marshmallows and salty-dry peanut butter. The taste follows the nose with a huge punch of marshmallow, vanilla, and salty peanut butter over a finish of a bourbon barrel with oak, vanilla, alcohol warming, and bourbon. Thick mouthfeel with good carbonation. Swishing reveals a pillowy texture and amazing marshmallow finish. Complex and fantastic. The trifecta of marshmallows, peanut barrel, and oaken barrel is unlike anything I have ever had before. Truly fantastic.

Aug 03, 2021
4.66 by Chico1985 from Massachusetts on Aug 03, 2021
4.71 by craigbelly from Iowa on Jul 14, 2021
4.5 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on May 25, 2021
4.84 by cd34 from Illinois on Apr 28, 2021
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4.52/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by WoodBrew from Ohio

I tried this beer at the brewery. It poured a opaque dark with no head and no lace. The scent had very nice butter finger like notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with vanilla, chocolate and peanut butter presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body and had good carbonation. Overall it was a solid beer.

Apr 17, 2021
4.64 by mmoore9363 from Arizona on Mar 11, 2021
4.52 by Dactrius from Wisconsin on Mar 07, 2021
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4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by UIR1983 from Iowa

On tap at TG

Jan 11, 2021
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4.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Bacon_Ninja from Wisconsin

From a bottle, New Years Eve.

Could instantly smell the lovely peanut butter aroma as soon as I cracked it open.

Poured oily black, minimal head retention.

Super drinkable, perfect mix of roasty peanut butter and marshmallow/vanilla. The barrel doesn't take away from the adjuncts, which I love.

Jan 09, 2021
4.56 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Dec 05, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by mothman from Minnesota

Tap. Black color. Oily. No head.

Massive peanut butter flavor. Chocolate, cocoa powder, marshmallow. Bourbon, oak, vanilla. Roasted and a bit nutty. Big body, thick and rich. Warming. One of the best peanut butter beers I’ve had.

Dec 04, 2020
Term Oil Fluffernutter from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 31 ratings