Assassin Imperial Stout | 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
Ratings:
1,149
Reviews:
113
Avg:
4.58
pDev:
8.73%
 
 
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2,035
Gots:
177
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14
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5/5  rDev +9.2%
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4.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2014 Gold Wax. Thanks for sharing it, Rich!

This beer lived up to the hype and then some. Pours an alluring inky black with minimal head that dissipates almost instantly. The smell offers a mix of bourbon and coffee. The taste is spot on for the style, and achieves a remarkable balance. The bourbon and dark chocolate cut through the sweetness, and there is no bitterness to it. The mouth feel is spot on. It is thick and viscous in a good way, and not remotely cloying. It drinks easily, and the bigger challenge is to sip it patiently, because one's instinct is to keep raising the glass to one's lips. Overall a phenomenal beer. Really glad to have gotten the chance to try one of TG's legendary stouts.

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4.63/5  rDev +1.1%
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Gold Wax:
There's no Maple in here? Really? Sure seems like it.
Supurb stout. More than likely the best one I've had.
These guys are killing it.

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Assassin Imperial Stout from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
4.58 out of 5 based on 1,149 ratings.
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