Assassin
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #16
ABV:
12%
Score:
100
Ranked #31
Avg:
4.65 | pDev: 7.96%
Reviews:
173
Ratings:
1,517
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 07, 2024
Added:
Feb 20, 2012
Wants:
  2,118
Gots:
  194
After endless hours of scorching in heat, brewing in turmoil, fermenting in angst, the Assassin’s journey has just begun. In the shadow of the temple, he lies in wait, maturing his plot to perfection. He emerges merciless, dominated by darkness, his bite laced with the charred remnants of his victims. No man dares to cross his path. They will forever sleep with one eye open, in fear of the Assassin’s hot kiss of death.
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Rated: 4.63 by Hawkfish from Washington

Apr 07, 2024
 
Rated: 4.87 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin

Mar 27, 2024
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Rated by moysauce from Illinois

4.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Absolutely sublime.
Mar 21, 2024
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Rated by sd123 from Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Dark embrace invitational
Mar 10, 2024
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Reviewed by bbtkd from South Dakota

4.54/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Toppling Goliath Assassin 2023 BBA Imperial Stout, 15.% ABV. Pours thick and black with no head on a 5oz taproom pour into a tiny-ass glass. Aroma is mostly roast malt and bourbon, with some dark fruit, chocolate and caramel. Taste follows, plus vanilla and other subtle flavors hiding behind the gigantic boozy flavor, moderately sweet. Excellent thick and smooth mouthfeel, overall world class. Mega-boozy.
Feb 22, 2024
 
Rated: 4.68 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio

Jan 11, 2024
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Tap pour at Ansari's, during its 12 Beers of Toppling Goliath. 2022 vintage.
Black colored color. Light tan head; this quickly retreats to a thin ring. Leaves behind a clinging ring of lacing.
Aroma of bourbon barrel, dark roasted malts, oak, dark fruit, caramel, and chocolate.
Taste is sweet from the barrel and the malts. Flavors of bourbon soaked dark roasted malts, oak, cherry, prune, toffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Very smooth and lingering aftertaste.
Thick and sticky mouth feel. Higher ABV% is hidden but exudes vapors. Supportive carbonation.
Is a very tasty bourbon soaked treat.
Dec 23, 2023
 
Rated: 4.5 by dontknojack from Louisiana

Dec 17, 2023
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Reviewed by Saylor from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I had the pleasure of sharing the 2023 variety with a friend. Easily the best, beer especially stout, I’ve ever had. This puts those other mass produced, thin barrel stouts to shame.

Wonderfully thick full-flavored mouthfeel. Coconut.
Dec 15, 2023
 
Rated: 4.86 by mando31 from Illinois

Dec 10, 2023
 
Rated: 4.56 by stmoorea from Illinois

Dec 09, 2023
 
Rated: 4.69 by Jimmylikesbeer from Michigan

Dec 07, 2023
 
Rated: 4.5 by Dope from Massachusetts

Dec 05, 2023
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Rated by jb_4226 from Texas

4.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
#193, yummy!
Nov 26, 2023
 
Rated: 4.75 by JonB25 from Delaware

Nov 23, 2023
 
Rated: 5 by ThaKennster from Texas

Jul 18, 2023
 
Rated: 4.75 by cp45 from New Jersey

Jul 13, 2023
 
Rated: 4.49 by SayBoom from Ukraine

May 05, 2023
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Reviewed by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Appearance - The beer was an inky black color with a dark head clinging to the sides of the glass.

Smell - Dark malts and barrel were the primary parts of the nose.

Taste - Initially, the profile was thick boozy dark chocolate. The profile with sweet, but nowhere close to being cloying. Notes of raisin, tobacco, and a hint of vanilla followed. The chocolate goodness lingered in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - The feel was thick and sticky, clinging to the sides and top of the tongue.

Overall - This beer was definitely hype worthy.
Apr 24, 2023
 
Rated: 4.65 by Chuckg93 from Oregon

Apr 12, 2023