Toppling Waters
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #181
ABV:
12.5%
Score:
96
Ranked #1,238
Avg:
4.52 | pDev: 5.75%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
15
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 14, 2022
Added:
Sep 14, 2021
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  0
SCORE
96
World-Class
Notes: The summer of 2019 marked our first collaboration with the barrel-aging legends at Central Waters Brewing Company. In true collaborative spirit, we combined elements unique to each of us, including the opportunity to source bourbon barrels that held B&E’s Trees maple syrup for 15 months. We knew a collaboration project of this magnitude called for it to be brewed at both facilities. For us, the road to Amherst; for them, the road to Decorah. An overnight boil, no adjuncts, and unique casks were the guiding triumvirate for this project. Over two years later and the road fully forged, we invite you to join in the celebration and culmination of this collaboration.
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Rated: 4.5 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Oct 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by xdtfx from Illinois

Aug 07, 2022
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look - Black thick syrup with great rimming
Smell -chocolate caramel and barrel
Taste -just fantastic lots of barrel chocolate caramel slight maple
Feel -full body creamy light carb
Overall - really great non adjunct ba stout
Jun 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.68 by Jimmeekrek from Wisconsin

Jun 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.48 by boogerisu from Iowa

Jun 15, 2022
 
Rated: 3.76 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin

May 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Apr 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by Benish from Utah

Apr 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Mar 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by JonB25 from Delaware

Mar 19, 2022
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Rated by craigbelly from Iowa

4.68/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
No head, strong aroma, and super oily. Maple is just right, barrell is large and in charge.
Mar 04, 2022
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
This one pours a fairly dark black color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like bittersweet maple, roasted malt, tobacco, dark chocolate, oak spice, and bourbon.

This is super fantastic. That little kiss of maple from the barrel is pretty perfect - if this was straight up brewed with maple it wouldn't be as good. Although this is the TG version, it very much follows the Central Waters train for barrel aged stout - dry, lots of barrel, roasty, and burly. Since it's Toppling Goliath, however, it's much thicker than the typical Central Waters BA stout.

This is thick, creamy, and rich, with a pleasant warm spicy booze character.

This is a stunner, one of the better barrel aged stouts that I've had in a little bit.
Feb 03, 2022
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.1/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bomber at share. Inky black pour with a thin brown head, fading to ring. Boozy, sweet roasty aroma leads into flavors of chocolate, coffee, caramel and bourbon. A big beastly sipper.
Dec 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.85 by npendres from Wisconsin

Dec 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.49 by Dharmelink from Wisconsin

Dec 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4.77 by cd34 from Illinois

Nov 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.75 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Nov 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.8 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Nov 01, 2021
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.64/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
On tap. No head. Oily black color.

The maple shows a lot, which is crazy as there isn’t any adjuncts. Brown sugar, molasses, fudge, bourbon. Oaky. Raisins. It’s full bodied, but a tad thinner than other TG stouts. Not too noticeable.

Incredibly flavorful. Great Collab.
Oct 16, 2021
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