Assassin | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.65/5
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1,293 Ratings
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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:
133
Ratings:
1,293
pDev:
8.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2,084
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 1,293 |  Reviews: 133
Photo of njcraftguy
4.44/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really good beer - solid and enjoyable but I'm glad I had a buddy who got a bottle on the cheap n shared. If I did what it normally takes to score this I would have been very disappointed. Smells boozy and tastes the same. Decent flavor but not great. The booze just over took everything else. I'm glad I got to try it but won't go crazy getting more.

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Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of chitownfanatic21
1.97/5  rDev -57.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Wow, very disappointed in this one. I would never do secondary value on this, and probably not even MSRP. It was like soy sauce honestly, glad to have tried it, but much better BA Stouts out there for a much better price, straight up hype train in my opinion.

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Photo of cmurphy7
4.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of msumike89
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Jinx989
4.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2018 Orange Wax

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Photo of Masonz223
4.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Orange wax

The nose is great and is full of rich chocolate brownie batter with a touch of barrel. The taste doesn’t transition though. There is a ton of dark fruit and dark cherry on the palette. The dark fruit overwhelms the other notes in this beer and pushes them into the distant background like the big brownie batter note that was dominant on the nose. The mouthfeel is full and verges on chewy. Overall this beer is pretty good, but falls short of the hype by quit a lot.

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Photo of DraughtJunkie82
4.46/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vfgccp
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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Photo of BeerRay
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

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Assassin from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 1,293 ratings