Mornin' Delight
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #5
ABV:
12.8%
Score:
100
Ranked #7
Avg:
4.7 | pDev: 7.45%
Reviews:
303
Ratings:
1,437
Status:
Active
Rated:
Tuesday at 09:40 PM
Added:
Dec 17, 2011
Wants:
  2,743
Gots:
  218
SCORE
100
World-Class
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Notes: How do you like your coffee? Try our delicious coffee stout and you'll never want your low-fat vanilla cream latte again. This might not contain a wonderful design in the foam, but it certainly will satisfy your need for a late evening coffee pick-me-up.
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Rated: 4.73 by liquorpig from Massachusetts

Tuesday at 09:40 PM
 
Rated: 4.46 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Monday at 12:18 AM
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Reviewed by cdinardo21 from Pennsylvania

4.74/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
2022 Variant - bottle split 4 ways - pours a a rich black with a nice mocha foam into a tulip. Overpowering maple on the nose, and was a little worried that this was going to be too sweet for me, and too much of a dessert stout, but the taste was so well balanced - maple sweetness was well calmed by the roasty coffee and baker's chocolate flavor.

While MD was easier to obtain this year from a volume perspective, this was not a cheap bottle to get to Pittsburgh haha - overall - well worth it and while some of the shine might have worn off this beer nationally given it's more readily available, it's still a world class pour. Glad I have a bottle left.
Sunday at 04:10 PM
 
Rated: 4.8 by chrismattlin from Ohio

Sep 16, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by SharkNado from Pennsylvania

Sep 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4.53 by hopley from Massachusetts

Aug 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.56 by skiking70 from Maryland

Jul 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by moltch from Massachusetts

Jun 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

May 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Affinity from Missouri

Apr 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by rare_bird from Michigan

Apr 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.86 by cj8311 from Maryland

Feb 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.65 by Sean32 from Pennsylvania

Feb 05, 2022
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Reviewed by maxcoinage from Illinois

4.77/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
2021 bottle split 3 ways, was fortunate enough to win this in a charity raffle and wasted no time enjoying it

Look - an aggressive pour into a tulip glass looking like oil with a nice two finger mocha colored head

Smell - the maple, oh the maple! While it dominates, also get some notes of vanilla, toffee and chocolate

Taste - The maple sweetness definitely hits at first bit there is a good balance with some roasty coffee and semi-sweet chocolate flavors. Outstanding

Mouthfeel - it's thick, syrupy and coats the mouth nicely

Overall - just an absolute world class beer, my only wish is I would've had some waffles or French toast for brunch to pair with it
Jan 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.62 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.53 by LloydDobler from Indiana

Dec 30, 2021
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Reviewed by Dakin from Utah

5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Look: Motor oil. Perfect looking.

Smell: Heavy caramel, butterscotch, maple syrup, chocolate cake, vanilla. Definitely the best smelling stout to ever grace my nose. Amazing.

Taste: Buttery smooth. Maple syrup and caramel notes up front. Soft marshmallow and vanilla. Fades away into nothing. Best stout I've ever had hands down.

Feel: LIke walking on a could.

10/10
Dec 12, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts

Dec 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.94 by dirtyhalos from California

Dec 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.65 by SlightlyGrey from Minnesota

Nov 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.84 by Mikexw from New York

Nov 07, 2021
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2021 vintage, growler filled at Half Time in Mamaroneck

Serious question, does Half Time ever disappoint? Any time I’m heading to New York I make a point to stop in there, and I always find good stuff that I can’t really find elsewhere. In addition to 2015 vintage 120 Minute IPA, they had this for fills. A successful trip there yet again. I’ve wanted to try this one for a while, currently sitting at #7 of the highest rated beers of all time on BA. I’m very excited to try this, so let’s crack it open

Pours a very dark brown with just a finger of dark tan head that fades to a thin cap and leaves minimal lacing

It’s not even a question that this is loaded with maple in the nose, but it feels very authentic. I’m picking up on aromas of maple candy, medium roast coffee, sweet caramel, nougat, milk chocolate, raisin, and vanilla creme

In taste, it has an interesting vibe where it’s even more sweet, but also quite balanced in its sweetness. More or less sweetness from different notes working together well. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting milk chocolate, light roast coffee, marshmallow, sticky maple, and light bourbon. The swallow brings notes of maple candy, sticky caramel, milk chocolate, medium roast coffee, toffee, and candied raisin

A medium full body pairs with gentle tingling carbonation, resulting in a super slick beer. Finishes very sticky with a bit of boozy heat

This is good no doubt, great even, but it is very sweet. Because of this, I can’t give it reslly anywhere near the average. A good beer, but there’s better options for this kind of thing
Nov 06, 2021
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Reviewed by FBarber from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had both 2020 and 2021 on draught. 2020 - the coffee faded quite a bit, the maple is dominant to the point of being a maple bomb. If you like maple in your beer its great. 2021 had lots of coffee on the nose and the flavor. I definitely preferred the fresh one as it had both the coffee and the maple. Good beer.
Nov 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.43 by Jlee0810 from Indiana

Nov 04, 2021
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Reviewed by BlanBarry from Oklahoma

4.99/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is the perfect blend of maple and coffee. It is very difficult to get the maple syrup correct in a beer. It has the perfect thickness and is probably my favorite non barrel aged beer.
Oct 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.45 by warnerry from Michigan

Oct 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.77 by DaveCash from New York

Oct 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by Ajlvt from Washington

Oct 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by KingforaDay from New Jersey

Oct 05, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by beermanben from Wisconsin

Oct 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by Gobzilla from California

Oct 04, 2021
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Rated by jb_4226 from Texas

4.98/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
#80, so good!
Sep 25, 2021
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Reviewed by NickandToni from New York

4.98/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
5oz pour at Carmine Street in NYC.

A NEW BAR HAS BEEN SET.

I’m not sure how this is so perfect. Warm without being boozy, sweet but balanced beauty. With all the extras, the backbone is a well developed stout. This is a magic experience.

I am blown away that anyone could complain about the $15 pour. Most of NYC just had a mediocre pinot noir for $15 and found that normal. This may be the very best pour value in the city. Go in before it’s gone.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Sep 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.4 by Vasser40 from Wisconsin

Sep 16, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by msumike89 from Colorado

Sep 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.53 by timmy2b from New York

Sep 05, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by BRoweski30 from Massachusetts

Aug 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Chris7482 from Illinois

4.99/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Pure black pour with a huge maple nose. Lots of maple flavor balanced with coffee. Thick, velvety mouthfeel that leaves syrup stickiness. Just a great beer!!
Aug 06, 2021
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Rated by Magpie60 from Missouri

4.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Just a little too sweet for a perfect score, but make no mistake I keep a 4 pack in my fridge at all time !
Aug 06, 2021
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Reviewed by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.72/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had a fresh ten ounce pour on tap into a tulip glass. The rich and luscious cocoa-colored foam pours two fingers deep over a nearly black base, and slowly dissolves leaving ample lacing coating the surface and the rim of the glass. Powerfully aromatic maple and coffee is detectable a foot away. Bringing the nose in closer reveals underlying notes of chocolate and an intense maple and coffee that is simply about as pleasing as can be expected from a beer. The taste is fresh maple and coffee, chocolate, molasses and syrup with just a hint of roasted malts and hops from the base beer. Thick and creamy mouthfeel. Overall just short of life changing, but if every coffee stout were this good it would be a better world.
Aug 03, 2021
Mornin' Delight from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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