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Rover Truck | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Baby get the keys to the Rover Truck. Man, let me get this Oatmeal Stout over, bruh. Ain’t no beer here up in Iowa like it. Bust your big head is what was told to us. Now play it how you say it - I bet ya won’t. I’ll have you drinkin‘ its sweet molasses when I give you what you want. Lookin’ good, doin’ bad, and my nerves bad with it. Drink on up, you know you gonna hit it.

35 IBU

Added by FreshHawk on 04-05-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
534
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
20.36%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
114
For Trade:
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Reviews: 82 | Ratings: 534
Photo of rex_4539
4.6/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Jet black color, one finger brown head, superb lacing, tons of carbonation.

S: Oats, raisins, sweet chocolate.

T: Very balanced. Oats, sweet, roasted malts. Very malty.

F: Medium bodied, amazing mouthfeel due to good carbonation.

O: The best oatmeal stout I have tried so far. Good stuff!

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.6/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled back on 1/1/16, the first new brew of the New Year and right on 1/1/16. Comes in a 12 ounce bottle and was chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a 12 ounce snifter glass.

Brew pours very close to a pitch-black in color with some ruby-red highlights. A good 1-finger creamy beige head was seen after the slow pour. Sheets of ring-like lacing was seen after each sip. Aroma is of roasted malts and chocolate. More going on with the taste as there is a hint of toffee, mild coffee and burnt brown sugar even. Very smooth and went down easy with out any bitter or harsh after taste at all. Very tasy brew. Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation for this style of brew. Really enjoyed this one! Great brew to start out the New year with! CHEERS!

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Photo of dfillius
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Moderate pour yields 1/4 finger brown head with poor retention :-( Just shy of opaque "pitch brown". Good color/SRM.
S: Coffee, Hershey's chocolate syrup, slight campfire/wood smoke, biscuity grain.
T: Chocolate, slight plum, french roast coffee, modest amount of hops in the middle. Lactose/milk in the finish. Slight Necco wafer. Comes together perfectly.
M: Silky! Oh so nice. Fair bitterness settles in after creamy open.
O: Great smell, taste and mouthfeel. Would be truly great with better head retention. I'll buy again and would order another.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

From Cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Reading JHTP11 Ch12. Coffee, with some milk chocolate notes later in the sip and a nice bitterness (not too american) in the end that invites you to take another sip. Low on foam. A bit more body would be appreciated

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Photo of MNishCT77
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. pint poured at the brewery, unknown brewing/packaging date, drank over 30 minutes

A: 3/3 - jet black, low clarity (cannot read or see through), initial frothy khaki colored head settled into a 1/4 finger lacing, tight carbonation bubbles, moderate alcohol legs

S: 9/12 - big roasted malts - chocolate, coffee and burnt toast, slight PNW hop character and oatmeal; muted alcohols; no diacetyl, no DMS

T: 15/20 - moderate bitterness on the front of the tongue that succumbs to a rich roasted malt character that compliments the aroma; these flavors continue on the late palate with some warming alcohol and oats; finishes dry and inviting

M: 4/5 - moderate body, creaminess, moderate carbonation

O: 8/10 - very good oatmealt stout and one of the underrated surprises from my TG trip; would have liked some more body and malt complexity but that's starting to get nit picky; highly recommended for the cheap price point ($4.50/pint)

TOTAL - 39/50

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Photo of homebrew311
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an inky black with minimal head and a viscous appearance. Nose is on point for the style: heavy roast, soft notes of oatmeal, dark chocolate, and a touch of hop bitterness. There is lots of flavor jam packed in to this sub %6 stout - much like the nose, heavy roast and chocolate followed by a light sweetness and a touch of bitterness. The roast is soft enough where it never becomes acrid. Mouthfeel is great- nice hefty body, velvety texture and low carbonation. Overall, this is a well executed oatmeal stout, better than the majority of what is on the market.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice. Bottle date is July 7th, 15.

Appearance: Pours a dark blackish brown with a moderate amount of bubbles. About a finger of tan head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A sweet and roasty dark malt forward taste with notes of chocolate, coffee, and oats. Dark roasted malt with notes of chocolate, coffee, oats, toast, biscuit, grains, caramel, yeast, and slight smoke. Sweet hints of brown sugar and cream. Light dark fruit hints of cherry and raisin. Also some hints of anise. Very light with the hops. A pretty nice smell.

Taste: Like the smell hints at, a sweet and roasty dark malt driven taste with notes of chocolate, coffee, and oats. Dark roasted malt with upfront notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, oats, biscuit, toast, grains, caramel, smoke, and yeast. Sweet taste of sugar and cream. Notes of anise spicing. Subtle dark fruit undertones of raisin and cherry. Pretty light hop presence. A very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy, silky, and smooth.

Overall: A pretty good take on a Oatmeal Stout. Good dark malt flavor with a nice balance of sweetness and roast.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours dense black to dark brown under a 3” tan foam collar that dissipates to nothing over 4 minutes. S: Has a chocolate and malt aroma. T: Big malt, chocolate and some grain, nothing harsh or burnt. F: Full body, soft carbonation, creamy, soft palate. O: This is a flavorful, well balanced and easy to drink oatmeal stout.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black as night with a thin head that is gone nearly immediately. Slight coffee smell with not much else that I can smell. A sweet coffee and molasses taste with a black licorice and hop backing. A coffee and bitter taste that resonates up the nose. A medium to heavy mouthfeel n which the taste comes together and lingers in mid mouth. A wonderful oatmeal stout.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Taste: Roasted dark smokey malts with chocolate and coffee notes. Mildly malt and oat grain nose. Black and opaque with a delicate tan lace.
Full but not heavy body. dry flavor full complex finish. 72 IBUs

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Super dark beer with a one finger tan head that fades quickly and doesn't leave a trace. Faint hints of chocolate and a big blast of roasted, sweet malt hits the nose. The taste is slightly sweet with a lot of char and a bit of molasses. Slightly bitter finish and a lingering taste of lightly sweetened coffee. Great beer.

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Photo of hardy008
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with an almost two finger mocha head. the aroma has oatmeal, dark fruit, chocolate, and roasted malt.

Tastes much like it smells with oatmeal, dark fruit, chocolate, roasted malt, lactose, and cocoa. Has a nice balance of sweetness wih some bitterness for balance.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink. Has all of the qualities of a very good oatmeal stout.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours very dark, with a thick, frothy tan head. The nose I get chocolate notes. The taste I get the chocolate feel, it's probably the molasses. This is a rich beer, and a pleasant one to drink.

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Photo of RJB66
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I'm continuing my dive into stouts and other brews other than IPA's. This is a very good stout from TG. I can taste the molasses and other goodies that are in this easy drinking everyday stout. Try one I think you'll like it!!

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Photo of jaypaul522
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass, the look is very dark with a medium head that quickly dissipates. The aroma is coffee with hints of chocolate. Taste is very pleasant, not too heavy. The feel isn't as full as other stouts I like, but not unpleasant. Overall, this is a readily available good stout, that I drink regularly.

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Photo of aquabears
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very dark with minimal head and lacing. Smells slightly alcoholic and roasty, some chocolate. Straight up stout. Tastes like roasted malts with a little bit of bitter chocolate. Some alcohol taste. Flavorful for the ABV! Lighter body than you might expect, chewy but a little thin.

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Photo of Jpb123
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark molasses, clear, little head
Smell: spice, bitter chocolate
Taste: oats, malt, slight chocolate but not much, slight bitterness with alcohol noticeable.
Overall: fairly tasty beverage.

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Photo of kkleu357
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Had it on tap once. Drinking from the bottle now. Medium dark body with minimal head. Chocolate oat aroma. Smooth velvety mouthfeel. Lots of cocoa taste with some roasted notes. Yummy.

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Photo of FreshHawk
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark cola brown/black. Medium sized, creamy, smooth, cafe colored head. Great retention leaving a nice patchy lacking.

S - Dark and milk chocolate, roasted nuttiness, and cocoa nibs are abundant. Slightly sweet and slightly bitter.

T - Similar to the nose but slightly sweeter. Some toffee and brown sugar hints are in there. Subtle coffee notes but they play second fiddle to the chocolate/cocoa. A nice roasted malt flavor with a strong roasted nuttiness. No astringency and well balanced sweet and bitterness.

M - Medium body with average to slightly below carbonation. Very smooth and creamy. Great mouthfeel that you expect from an oatmeal stout.

D - Well balanced stout with the bitter and sweet aspects. Chocolate, nuts, cocoa, coffee, cream, etc. blend well together. Easy drinking stout with a nice finish.

Notes: Nice oatmeal stout. Doesn't necessarily wow you, but it is very easy to drink. Nice balance between sweet and bitter with a nice chocolate milk kind of finish. Great, creamy body.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

from a brewery you want to like because of the ratings, but actually like because the beer is outstanding. i think this one is real under appreciated, and i was lucky to see it up in south dakota all week this week. its super dark, a change of pace for the style, approached a bit differently i think too. it pours like road tar, blacktop sealant, and although the head is nothing to write home about, the beer itself is quite sexy in the glass. smells like molasses, raw and concentrated, with less of the bitter dark malt than a lot of these have, and more of the starchy sweet fresh oats. its thick in texture, surprisingly so for the lower abv, and really caramelized, sweet but in a good way, and well layered with the grains. for me it drinks a little heavy, which i like, and it sticks hard to the teeth. there is bitterness cutting the sweet, coffee beans, raw cacao, and burnt malt. this seems like a beer with a freakishly long boil time, like hours and hours, reducing, concentrating, caramelizing. its a lot of beer in a little bottle, and its as good as their hoppy stuff, but will likely never garner the same attention. really fabulous stout. also the write up on the label is absurd.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a stout/porter glass.

Impressively thick and chewy dark khaki head over an ebony body. Trickling carbonation is visible. Lacing is light. 4.5

Smells thick with dark toffee-like malts. Cacao-like sticky sweetness. Caramel and spicy hop aroma. Pretty lovely to smell. 4.25

Thick malty flavor, noticeable oatmeal sweetness, caramel and vanilla. Bitter dark chocolate lingers on the finish. 4

Smooth and viscous mouthfeel, albeit a tad thin. Carbonation creates a touch of a soda-like feel and the finish is bittersweet and lingers. 3.75

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Photo of MACrist
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours like a liquid dark chocolate with a half finger of tan head that settles quickly to a ring. Looks fairly thick. No real lacing to speak of. The aroma right away reminds me of ST 2XIBA with the added brown sugar. It has a nice earthy quality and big molasses. Some dark chocolate underneath all of that. Medium body, nice medium full carbonation, sticky up front. The chocolate blends nicely with that brown sugar stickiness. Nothing off about the beer. It's not over the top crazy great, but it works and is bordering on chuggable. Nice stuff.

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Photo of ZAP
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A smoky oatmeal stout....a decent molasses impression.........Some milk chocolate impressions but not overloaded this way....not a classic oatmeal stout...body is medium at best.....not as velvet like in texture as I had hoped but not thin or acidic either....

I enjoyed drinking this and would drink it again but it is not one of TG's best beers.

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Photo of jzlyo
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is dark/roasted malts and mild nuttiness. The flavor is dark/roasted malts, light fruit, mild sweetness, a hint of nuttiness and a bitter/acidic finish. Simple but very effective.

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Photo of Thirstygoat
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black with caramel tan head that totally disappears very quickly

Smells of malt

In a word "Delicious" almost cereal like with trace of chocolate

this has much substance almost chewy, but still slides down the throat very smoothly

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