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Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is the real McCoy. Barrel aged and crammed with coffee, none other will stand in it’s way. Sought out for being delicious, it is notoriously difficult to track down. If you can find one, shoot to kill, because it is definitely wanted... dead or alive.

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Reviews by 4lo:
Photo of 4lo
5/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours like all TG stouts which nearly equates to motor oil. Of course the mouth feel will follow the pour which allows you to chew on the deliciousness that ensues. Scent is roasted coffee with chocolate and maple. Bit of booze in there as well. Flavor is something I've yet to find any other beer match between the coffee, maple, chocolate, molasses and balanced mouthfeel that lets you mull this beer over a bit.

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Photo of tectactoe
1.53/5  rDev -68.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Black with tan head. Smells like overly sweet maple syrup and cloying molasses. Tastes even more sweet than it smells. Pure Aunt Jemima. Cloying. Hard to drink. Too thick. Don't see the hype. Sucks.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: Dinosaur blood with a chocolate milk head. Ultra thick lacing with great legs like T-Swizzle.

S: Coffee, chocolate, maple, and whiskey (nothing new here, just basically copying and pasting what everyone else says). Once you pop the waxed top, the smell of good old fashioned Walmart-style American breakfast wafts throughout the room, lingering for hours to remind you of its greatness, cancelling out all other scents in the air like a heavenly beer Febreze.

T: Imagine a chewy, whiskey-dipped brownie corner -chased with a shot of maple syrup infused roasted coffee- that assaults your palate with a heavy, sugary sweetness that brings you back to the warm and blissful memories of childhood. This is Mornin' Delight elevated to god-tier status with the help from a little time spent in whiskey barrels. The result is sinfully divine.

M: Viscous and unctuous with the perfect amount of carbonation; this the beer that Untappd cicerones dream of when they discuss the term "mouthfeel." This beer sticks to your membranes like Grandma's classic biscuits and gravy. It is magical. It makes you not want to brush your teeth at night.

O: This is one of the best beers on the planet. However, I expected a life-altering craft beer experience when I opened my hand numbered bottle of Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout (note: a bottle that was hand-handed to me by Mike at Toppling Goliath), and all I got in return was an amazingly good beer and a fantastic evening together with family. Overall, it was a terrific occasion and a memorable event, but not one that stands out in my mind as one of the greatest moments of my existence.

I drank a $1,200 bottle of beer hoping to redefine the culinary dreams of my adulthood and came out on the other side realizing that it was "just beer." I am now ready to retire from the world of craft beer.

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Photo of StarofSahara
3.17/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

This is a good coffee stout, but it is blown way out of proportion due to its insanely limited availability and the fact that that availability makes it impossible to get a bottle without emptying your cellar. The beer looks great- black as night with a beautiful head. Smell is coffee and bourbon with a sugary sweetness behind it. The sweetness is present in the taste as well, creating a somewhat uncomfortable mouth feel. The coffee is outstanding, but the sweetness kills it for me. I'd take BCBCS over this every day of the week.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A huge thanks to Mike for this one. 12oz. bottle shared with jbuddle and POTABLE83. #155/300 into Torst stemware. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a .25 finger dense, dark chocolate head with moderate retention. Beer is rich, thick and pitch black. Lacing is spotty and sparse with little cling. Probably the biggest, oiliest legs I've ever seen on a beer. Ever part of this screams imperial.

Nose is a hot fudge Sunday with a side of pancakes and bourbon maple syrup. Very aromatic. Outstanding.

Notes of maple syrup, chocolate, fudge, and molasses. Very chewy with loads of pancake and waffle and the slightest hint of bourbon that serves to complement the cornucopia of breakfast flavors perfectly. Now THIS is a breakfast stout if I've ever come across one. Finishes sweet and syrupy with a sticky, molasses and chocolate aftertaste. Phenomenal!

Full bodied with low carbonation. Slick and oily in the mouth and goes down smooth and viscous. Messy finish with a lingering aftertaste. Real drinkable for 13% but definitely a sipper.

This is easily one of the best and most unique imperial stouts I've ever had the opportunity to try. I'm not sure where Toppling Goliath came from but between this and Morning Delight, they have the market cornered on breakfast style imperial stout. Kentucky Brunch is simply amazing and I could drink this over and over and over again.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.55/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

its always an occasion to drink what is deemed on this website to be the best beer in the world. regardless of what one may think about how such rankings are figured, it is a treat to say the least. i remember when i was heady and westy 12 before that, times have changed! after a couple of narrowly missed opportunities to drink this one over the years, my man drlovemd87 came through in the clutch with this rarest of the rare bottle. my pour is as thick as paste, slick and black like crude oil, and without hardly any head to it, near still in appearance, shiny, almost gelatinous looking. the aroma and flavor are intense but unfortunately (to me) familiar, i wanted this to be strikingly different, at least from a quality standpoint, and as good as it all is, its not head and shoulders above all else, it might not even be my favorite barrel aged coffee stout i have had this year (shhh). a few things are immediately obvious to me. the first is that whatever barrels these were, they seem to have housed some excellent whiskey. its not more or less of it, nothing about the oak profile specifically, but the bourbon character itself seems obviously better than most of what else is out there, this i will grant. the second thing, is that saying something like this is objectively better than something else in its category that is notable and near perfect and all of that, is highly problematic, approximations and cloudy memories and nothing more than opinion. factually, this isnt that much better than any number of great beers in its field, and i will stand by that. i cant spend the whole time drinking this thinking about the merits of a ratings system i dont control or other beers i like better though, that would be a foolishly wasted opportunity to enjoy quite literally the best. its full of rich bourbon, heavy vanilla and maple syrup qualities, even the texture of maple syrup, tons of barrel char and earthy burnt dark grain and chocolate, and a well integrated high end coffee profile as well, in some ways quite simple, but impossibly mature and nuanced, enhanced magically by the whiskey, and with lingering sweet, bitter, raisin, cocoa, and bourbon character. its as good as they say it is, that is not my comment. my comment is that others are at this level too. i am enormously thankful to have been able to drink this one, especially without having to pay the absurd secondary market prices this is fetching. if you are considering dropping some coin for this on a forum or whatever, i would reconsider, not that this isnt awesome, but its likely that your local bottle shop or brewery has something comparable...

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Photo of inkdemention
3/5  rDev -38%

Poor coffee stout with sweet maple and subpar whiskey. Sad. I didn't cough up an arm or leg for the bottle either. Maybe if I had lost a limb my rating would be higher. Meh.

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Photo of obiwan_k3n00bi
3.5/5  rDev -27.7%

I liked it, but just dump 6 oz of maple syrup into a halfway decent ba stout and you'll get the same beer. And probably diabetes.

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Photo of dleiner
5/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My girlfriend who won the TG lottery and I shared this bottle tonight for my 34th birthday. When we cracked the bottle the smell of maple syrup was overwhelming. I was worried this could be too sweet. After my first sip all fears were gone. There is nothing I can say that hasn't been said already in all the other reviews...this beer lived up to the hype. From flying across the country to Minneapolis, driving three hours each way to Decorah in mid-January to meeting some awesome people at the TG event to finally cracking KBBS, this is what the hobby of craft beer is all about!

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Photo of Jeffo
4.92/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Was very happy to see the three bottle stout set arrive at my door, courtesy of cparles. Cheers! We drank Morning Delight, Assassin and KBBS, in that order.

From a bottle into a snifter
Vintage: 2013
Silver wax
Bottle X of 300
Whisky barrel aged with coffee

APPEARANCE: Same as Morning Delight. Pours out black and thick, yielding a smell, medium looking, creamy, dark mocha colored head with great retention. Jet black body with no carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a swirly wisp and bubbly ring. A faint wisp and ring remain leaving some falling dots of lacing down the glass. Thick black body and a great head, and just a touch more lacing would give it a perfect score.

SMELL: Basically like Morning Delight with some whisky barrel aging. Maple, caramel, butterscotch, coffee, milk chocolate and vanilla cream, with some whisky and oak pulling it all together. Really decadent. Bold and infinitely complex, with lots of aromas all over the place. Morning Delight was already a perfect score, so too bad this one doesn't go to 11.

TASTE: Outstanding. Lots of maple syrup, caramel, whisky and oak up front, with more sweet butterscotch, maple and barrel flavors at the swallow. Definitely maple and coffee with a big, lingering finish of bitter coffee and dark chocolate, coconut, sweet vanilla, whisky and oak coating the palate. Very flavorful, complex and absolutely delicious. Wonderful sweet flavors with just enough bitterness and whisky barrel to provide the perfect balancing touch. Just great.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. A touch lighter than Morning Delight, but still full enough for the style. Very creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly sticky. A bit of heat lingers as well. Good feel.

OVERALL: Though it doesn't claim to be, this could very well be barrel aged Morning Delight. Absolutely fantastic. This has everything I loved about MD and added a touch of whisky barrel aging on top of it. One of the rare, rare occasions when a beer of this magnitude surpasses its billing. This is the best barrel aged imperial stout out there at this point, and I can't imagine being able to surpass this either. Would love to drink some of the second batch that is apparently waiting patiently at the brewery. Thanks again cparles. World class.

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Photo of gcamparone
5/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Batch 3 (2016), Bottle #882. 12 oz bottle split three ways into TG tulips.

Upon opening, immediate maple syrup aromas fill the area. Pours a jet black, oily body with a small brown head that reduces quickly. The surface has a slick and oily texture.

Once in the glass the aromas intensify, with some coffee and bourbon coming through now, but maple syrup still dominates. It's odd, this smells more like maple syrup that actual maple syrup. Not artificial in the least bit.

Taste is pure and smooth, rich maple and bourbon fudge, more maple, sweet but not cloying, finishing with roasty coffee notes. Mouthfeel is what put this beer at the top for me. Rich, thick, velvety, easy.

I've never given a beer all 5's, but I can't find any flaws here. The thicker body puts it a hair above Good Morning.

To put the intense maple flavor profile of this beer in perspective, my kitchen still smelled like maple syrup the next morning.

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Photo of Paccamacca
4.68/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Glad to have got the chance to try this. World-class? Yes. Was it better than Proprietor's, DBH, Masterpiece, Chez, various De Garde BUs, that we had at the same tasting? ... no.

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Photo of DonFrap
5/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It angers me to write this. I really wanted this beer to be super overrated and to just be a product of Midwest people pumping up their instawalez. It's not. This is the best beer I've ever had. Smell, taste, lacing, everything is perfect. It smells like maple syrup with a hint of bourbon. It tastes like smooth maple syrup with a hint of bourbon. I never thought something non HF would become my favorite BA stout, but it has. Nice job Toppling Goliath. Please make this again. Soon.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.87/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pouring with a thick viscosity that's damn near reduced balsamic, a blackish-brown gloss begins coating my companion's lips at first sip, like she's gone full goth. A uniform, dark mocha blanket builds over top of the void black body, but that quickly fizzles out, leaving nothing but brown staining legs that coat the glass with a swirl.

Hypnotizing aromas of deep, dark smoky maple swirl into a luscious malt that brings to mind dark cocoa wafer and mocha. A surprising barrel presence graces the nose without any heat, exhibiting a super oaky but dark wet char that's not spicy or overpowering. The bourbon barrel also delivers a lightly sharp toasted coconut scent as it warms.

Intenesly rich and smoky maple flavors are met with a deeply earthy, dark roasted coffee that I don't recall getting as much of in the numerous Mornin' Delight pours and bottles I've had over the years. Raisinets and dark cocoa wafer intermingle with the aforementioned flavors, while a substantial charred oak and bourbon complexity amps KBBS up considerably. The black peppery woodiness adds a mild heat, and the divine maple aftertaste lingers forever, with a nicely warm exhale.

The super viscous and velvety thick body suppresses the bourbon heat well. A slow to surface fizz brings a faint sting with it during the sticky, semi-dry yet impossibly round swallow. As you get to the bottom of the glass, it thins out a bit and becomes a bit boozier and less complex, but such is life. Nothing is ever really perfect, is it?

2014 vintage, gold wax

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Photo of aleigator
5/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Kbbs '14

Pours a viscous, motor oil black color, with a small dark brown head, soon collapsing to a tiny ring of lacing with some spider web in the middle of the glass. Leaves back a mix of tiny tubbles and an oily texture after swirling.

Although I opened this after more than a year of its release, the coffee is as dominant as it has been in fresh Mornin' Delight. In this though, the Bourbon adds to the complexity of the coffee, creating an unforseen richness of aromas on the nose, while maple syrup appears to be a bit muted. There is a luscious bakers chocolate quality in this, tying the oaken barrel and flowery, cold pressed coffee beautifully together, creating a spicy coffee bean decadence, amped up by a mix of molasses and syrup. Coffee itself has an earthen note to it, perfectly enhanced by the barrel, while vanilla blends into scorched malts, producing an intense, wood accompanied, spicy praline impression.

I cannot belive the mouthfeel on this is real. This is unbelievable smooth. Rich and creamy, while featuring one of the most intense tasting beers I've ever had. Its silkness remains throughout, soothing the warmer parts of the beer with whipped cream and just an unbelievable softness.

Tastes of fudge, earth and brownie batter right from the beginning, together with a sweet and bitter cold pressed coffee appearance, adding foremost a roasty quality to the taste. While the flavors evolve rapidly on the palate, its silk creaminess calmes the upcoming flavor onslaught, leaving everything enjoyable and detectable. Milk chocolate and cocoa nibs set on top of the outstanding creaminess, finding their counterpart in roasty malts and a genuine coffee bitterness, blending into earth. Has a hot peak, together with a flowery barrel dryness, while licorice and a rich chocolate coating, calm the well accentuated, spicy heat. Finishes surprisingly clean and soft, right after the short, burning glimpse, whipped cream works its magic, ensuring the beers world class mouthfeel, while complimenting its chocolate richness. Coates the tongue during the aftertaste, together with gently spiced vanilla and coconut bark, packing also a lingering dryness.

This beer is beautiful throughout, it is indeed perfect. What I loved most about Mornin' Delight was its outstanding mouthfeel, but this one puts it to shame, by revealing a chewy smoothness, I have never experienced before in a beer. Its taste features a certain ambivalence, on the one hand it drinks fairly easy, due to its unreal silkness, while on the other hand it packs an unbelievable flavor range with a perfectly nuanced intensity to it. Everything seems to be in perfect balance, while maple syrup gets partially replaced by the far more complex Bourbon barrel in comparison to the MD. I understand this beer is highly sought after, this time it is most certainly well deserved.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.55/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

(2014) Super balanced.Pours out black as night. Coffee, lots of maple syrup, bitter dark chocolate, roasted malt and sweetness. Getting some boozy heat and bitterness on the back end. Coats the mouth. No doubt this is world class, but I feel like I've had this before.

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Photo of Drel
5/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Was able to track down a pour at RateBeerBest. This beer is like no other. The smell is of pure maple with a mouthfeel that goes right along with that smell. The taste is rich, chocolate, coffee, and not overpowering with the sweetness. Still in awe of getting to taste a beer I've never thought I would even be able to lay eyes on in my lifetime.

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Photo of drmcleod10
4.93/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a snifter shared by Cory from Side Project. Got lucky and went back to talk to him about beer for a bit and this VB Assassin and Fuzzy were open.

A - Appearance is just like MD, dark as night with minimal dark mocha foam head that recedes back into the glass. Extremely thick as it pours into the glass. Minimal lacing (small pour)

S - Smell is pretty much like Mornin' Delight in the maple syrup, chocolate, vanilla, coffee. Then the bourbon oak vanilla smell comes through from the barrel. The barrel smell does not at all overpower the base beer.

T - Taste follows the nose with huge notes of maple syrup chocolate coffee goodness. Vanilla notes with oak and bourbon are on the finish. Definitely one of my favorite tasting stouts of all time. This was after BA Abraxas and Vanilla Bean Assassin. I think this was my favorite of the 3.

M - So chewy and delicious. Coats the mouth and stays there

O - From a small pour I was able to tell so much. After having MD i could tell that this was the BA version of that. It is one of the best barrel aged stouts ever brewed.

2014 Gold Wax KBBS poured and split amongst friends

This is pretty similar to 2013 in terms of mouthfeel and barrel character. It doesn't quite have the maple finish that 2013 did but the coffee is definitely better in this years. Decadent smooth creamy mouthfeel, TG nails their mouthfeel in all of their big stouts.

I have to say that this is still my favorite BA Stout that I have had, slightly ahead of DBH, BA Abraxas, BA Coffee Abraxas, PvW Black Magick, BA Lumber. This outshines them all. I wish it wasn't so damn hard to get, but seek this one out in confidence.

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Photo of moose3285
4.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle # 110 of 300. This bottle has been tempting me ever since it showed up on my doorstep. Thanks isn't enough to maximum12 for sending me a bottle completely unexpectedly.

A - Pours thick and black with about a quarter inch tan head, which dissipates fairly quickly, leaving a thin ring.

S - Reading some of the reviews on here, I was expecting to get a wave of coffee as soon as I popped the cap, which I really didn't get. But as it warms, the aromas really begin to shine. Maple and bourbon are dominant, while the coffee hangs out in the background. There's just enough heat in the nose to let you know this one is a sipper.

T - This is where it's at. Honestly, this tastes like a plate of bourbon and maple syrup soaked chocolate chip pancakes followed by a sip of really good coffee. I have no other way to accurately describe it. It's fantastic and unlike anything I've ever tasted before. I have no idea how they got so much maple syrup flavor into one bottle. But at the same time, it's nowhere near cloying in any way. The coffee plays second fiddle to the maple, chocolate, and bourbon, but there's enough there to tie it all together.

M - Carbonation is spot on. This is thick and silky. It feels like velvet on the tongue.

O - At 12%, I'm trying to take this one slow but it's disappearing way too fast from my glass. I was really curious to see if this would live up to it's lofty expectations. Not only did it live up to them but it surpassed them. I hate to gush but this is just really fucking good. I'll be sad when my glass is empty.

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Photo of Gerberr
5/5  rDev +3.3%

Picked up a 2014 bottle in the Brewery on the day of the release. Gold wax covers the cap down to the bottom of the neck of the bottle.
Poured into a snifter.

A: Thick, viscous, motor oil appearance. Little to no head, what was there dissipated and just remained at the edge of the glass.

S: This was hands down the best beer I've ever smelled. Bourbon, maple, coffee, Carmel, sweet smells. If there was an air freshener of this I would buy them all....every last one.

Taste: Just as good as the smell. Bourbon, coffee, maple syrup, chocolate, vanilla, hint of toffee. All of the tastes I just mentioned seem to be equally dispersed in the beer no real dominate taste, a perfect mix. There was a slight warm alcohol presence when I first sipped but as it warmed it completely disappeared.

M: Thick, rich, filling. Coats your mouth hole and sticks to it. Absolutely wonderful. One bottle is like a meal, but you just want to go back for seconds, thirds, and fourths.

Overall: Think of KBS on steroids with the addition of maple syrup and you have KBBS. Does it meet the hype? In my mind yes. Absolutely wonderful beer that I cannot find flaws with. I was discerning during drinking and tried to find issue with it. I take that back, there was an air bubble between the label and the bottle, I squeezed it out...flawless.

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

Poured from tap into Chalice approximately 12 ounces.

A. Poured maybe a half finger of very dark tan head by the time it arrived to my hands. Not much lacing. Color is jet black.

S. Whiskey, oak, vanila, molasses, roasted malt, chocolate. Not overpowering on the aroma. Not a whole lot of whiskey barrel on the nose, but does impart subtlety. This beer reminds me of Bourbon County Stout in a lot of ways, which is saying something about this beer. Nice smooth smelling beer for a barrel aged imperial stout.

T. T. Nice whiskey, bourbon hints. Smooth. Oak, vanilla, chocolate, alcohol. Nice vanilla, milk chocolate sweetness. Tongue coating flavor. Again this reminds me of a smoother Bourbon County for some reason. I had one of these beers on Friday afternoon, and thought about it so much I had to go back and get another one on Saturday. Really big beer with a lot of flavors, but still smooth.

M. Full bodied. Tongue coating sweetness. Medium low carbonation.

O. Damn good Imperial Stout. This beer made me crave having another one. Smooth but great whiskey flavor. This is really as good as a lot of the best barrel aged stouts that I have had. Mouth coating flavor. Really smooth for 13%. I found a lot of similarites to BCBS for some reason, but I can not remember BCBS ever being this smooth fresh. Having had Kentucky Brunch makes me very excited to try my bottles of Assasin. Kentucky Brunch needs to be put in a bottle soon. Toppling Goliath is putting out some really good beers.

5/6/12 Bottled Version

Poured from 12oz bottle into Globe glass.

A. Poured about a half finger of head. Color is jet black. Moderate lacing. Not much head retention.

S. Smells like bourbon. Coffee, vanilla, chocolate. Smells like I remember it on tap. Does smell a little hot. Molasess, roasted malt. Pretty heavy cofee aroma.

T. Coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, bitter dark chocolate. Not super boozy on the taste, but you can fell that it is there. Really nice chocolate flavor on the back of the tongue. Big time flavor.

M. Nice mouthfeel. Full bodied, close to being called chewy. Lingering bitterness on the finish. Low carbonation.

O. Lots of coffee flavor going on. Nice barrel aged characteristics as well. This was a delicous beer on tap, that really impressed me. Nothing different about this beer out of the bottle. Job well done TG!

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Photo of Resuin
4.97/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a snifter. This is the 2014 gold wax version.

Appearance: Pours black with a finger of coffee/tan head that slowly fades to nothing. (4.5)

Smell: Burnt coffee, maple syrup, toffee, vanilla, dark chocolate, a hint of roasted malts. (5)

Taste: Toffee, toasted malts, coffee, maple syrup and pancakes, vanilla, rich fudgy milk chocolate. (5)

Mouth-feel: Full bodied with a low to medium carbonation. Thick and creamy. (5)

Overall: This is simply a fantastic stout. The coffee, maple, vanilla and chocolate flavors meld together wonderfully for a tremendous BA stout - the best I've had. (5)

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Photo of Abbbp
5/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So ok, on the real, I gave up a ton for a couple of these bottles. And leading up to having it w some legendary DFW BA's I thought I wouldn't like it. I mean c'mon man, there's no way it could live up to the hype.man I've never been so beechwood aged wrong in my life.

My boy Adam was being swooped away by a double unicorn led chariot. What do I mean? It was amazing. Truly a trancendent stout. It was flat out the greatest stout ever made in America. And wel I haven't tried everyone, but I've tried everyone enough from the list.

The smell, taste, aftertaste, feel, and dat maple dho, just perfection incarnated. Wasn't hot for fairly fresh either, can't wait to try the next couple little bit down the line.

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Photo of Shogun250
4.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

It's really hard to rate a beer like this. For what it goes for unless it gave me an orgasm while drinking I don't think it would ever be worth it unless I got it close to face value. That being said I will do my best reviewing it. Had a 2.5 oz. pour of a 2106 bottle at a share. Had side by side with some great stous including SR-71, FVM, Assassin, MBP. This is a really phenomenal maple bomb of a beer with some crazy complexity. Maple dominated the nose and made it a little one dimensional yet it smelled great. Thought the coffee and barrel came through in the flavor. Another great maple beer I thought that I like the taste better as it had more richness to me was 2014 Beyond Good and Evil. The mouthfeel is out of this world though. It's a top notch beer and I would love a chance to have the 14 as 2 guys at the share said that was the very best beer they've ever had. On this day SR-71 stood as king in my eyes. Is it worth the price of admission? No, no beer is worse this much, but I understand why people are willing to pay this much and I do understand the ticker mentality as that is what drove me to try this beer.

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Photo of YvesB
5/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Vintage 2016 poured in proper glassware. Maybe not as balanced as mornin delight b1 or as complex as sr-71, but this is a top tier beer. Mapple dominates over the coffee and whiskey. Definitely worth the hype.

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