Barrel-Aged Pastry Stout - Maple Granola
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
8.9%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
4.4 | pDev: 7.5%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
5
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 18, 2022
Added:
Apr 26, 2021
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  1
Gots:
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Notes: In 2019, we embarked on a mission of barrel-aging our first imperial milk stout. After aging more than a year in freshly emptied bourbon casks, we added heavy amounts of granola and maple to this already decadent treat; resulting in the perfect beer to warm you up on a cold winter’s evening.
Recent ratings and reviews.
 
Rated: 5 by dan_amdg from Illinois

Sep 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3.96 by Chilmer from Iowa

Mar 07, 2022
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Reviewed by SpeedwayJim from New York

4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Thanks to Jeff for this one. 16oz. can into a Founders snifter.

Pours thick but not oily. Very little head but huge, sticky legs. Nose is chocolate, maple syrup, molasses, fudge, vanilla, booze, and sweet cream. Aromatic. Very sweet. Beer opens maple syrup, booze, and chocolate. The slightest touch of soy sauce, with vanilla, and sweet cream in the middle. The chocolate and fudge notes lingering and linger. More maple syrup, molasses, and chocolate at the finish. The flavors are simple here but spot on. Body is full with low carbonation. Thick, oily, and chewy on the palate and goes down warm and rich. Long, lingering aftertaste.

Really enjoyable though I'm not sure I really get much "granola".
Dec 31, 2021
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Reviewed by swid from Missouri

4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This stout pours a shade of brown that's *very* close to black; minimal carbonation and no head. The aroma is a mix of oak barrel, maple, caramel, and a slight heat from the alcohol. The taste has many of the smells as flavor elements as well, with a hint of sweetness from the lactose. Everything comes together and melds in a rich, syrupy manner. The mouthfeel is thick, coating the tongue and throat. Finishes sweet and with a noticeable warming. Very enjoyable overall.

Can purchased from the brewery in early June 2021.
Aug 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.75 by Vylo from New Jersey

Jul 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.31 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Jun 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.27 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

May 25, 2021
Barrel-Aged Pastry Stout - Maple Granola from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 7 ratings