Assassin | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
tgbrews.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Pintofbrown on 02-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21
Reviews:
129
Ratings:
1,283
pDev:
8.17%
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4.02/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck89
4.58/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of uncleotis
4.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of penguinBOMB
4.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevem68
4.69/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of krl2112
3.79/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Virby44
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of justinv29
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jlindros
4.59/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Huge thanks to David for this gem

Decent foamy black head, pitch black beer, long legs

Nose super dark malt, big dark chocolate, fudgey cocoa, roast, coffee, little caramel nougat

Taste thick fudgey dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, big dark fruits, brandy raisin, fig date, nougat, little roasty bitterness, candy, syrupy little boozy

Mouth is fudgey thick chewy, nice fluffy carb, little booze

Overall very nice, like any of the big hitters but no licorice, nice fruits and drinkable now not in 5 years like many of the other big hitters (Abyss, Darklord, Darkness, etc)

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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SirNicholas33
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2016. Simply amazing.

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Photo of Chadlossie
4/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattJ12
4.24/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stt1118
4.64/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Whiskey Barrel, dark chocolate and cherry on the nose. Very thick mouthfeel with raisins coming through on the sip. Finishes with burnt sugar and chewy chocolate. Impressive non adjunct stout here!

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4.25/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kinnick21
4.53/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ssippisam
4.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of joemochas
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of novamat
4.71/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.37/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TCOlson
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2018, taster. Thick and viscous, light head. Aroma of vanilla and barrel. Bourbon, dark fruit, chocolate, burnt sugar and oak. Phenomenal

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4.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The 2018 version (Orange Wax Version) but my review is a draft pour from Toppling Goliath on release day, Mar. 31, 2018.

Look- A 4 oz. pour (that is what they had) into a taster glass. A deep dark black with no head and sticky thick. It just stuck to the glass.

Smell- Chocolate was super strong with a hint of the barrel mixed in. After a sip, the dark fruits and especially raisins came through. It was amazing.

Taste- The chocolate was definitely dominant up front and then the dark fruit mixed in. The raisins seemed to hang around. A slight aftertaste of the alcohol to finish. Super drinkable brew

Feel- So deliciously thick it was like oil. It leaves a lingering taste that was so wonderful.

Overall- A phenomenal brew that lives up to the hype for me. I prefer the sweetness of the chocolate to the more common coffee flavors. It was worth the trip for this one. Highly recommend getting it if you can .

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Assassin from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 1,283 ratings