Rover Truck | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.87/5
614 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#8,703
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
614
pDev:
8.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
124
Trade:
6
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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Scored a can of this on my most recent trip to Wisconsin. I believe acquired in Milwaukee at Airport Liquors in their mix and match 6 pack section. Always a wise move to have those, you get turned on to so many new beers that way.

Anyways, this pours a hearty black oatmeal stout, my mind roamed back twenty years to when one of the only comparable points was Anderson Valley's Oatmeal Stout. Well this, looks pretty much like that, and that was one sexy oatmeal stout. Almost a full inch of beige head on this one. Adjunct (other than oats I guess) free aroma.

Taste is actually milder than I thought, this is one of those daily smooth bangers. The roastiness of the malt is tempered, the bitterness as well. Really impressed with that. I wonder if this score would be higher had I consumed this in January instead of July. Anyways, no frills mild sugar free chocolate malt oatmeal creaminess here.

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Photo of brenn79
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can, born on 07/08/16, well over a year ago, but heard it is still good..- Pours black with a mocha colored medium head. Aroma is berries, roasted malts, toffee, caramel. The taste is roasted malts, creamy, chocolate malt balls, the oatmeal really mellows things out, seems like a bigger beer than it is, flavors of an impy, interestingly complex, and i agree, it holds up well. Thanks bro.

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Photo of jakecattleco
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jooler
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The best oatmeal stout I've had so far

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3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drstalker
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmurphy7
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopzilla_MN
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kojevergas
3.19/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 4 pack of 16 fl oz cans ran me $9.99 USD at a Binny's in Chicago, IL. Brief impressions below:

"Oatmeal stout." "Live beer."

APPEARANCE: Gorgeous khaki colour head. Robust and creamy, with a soft overall appearance and above average retention (~4 minutes).

Body is an opaque black.

Appears well-carbonated and looks true to style. Definitely well above average for an Oatmeal Stout, with its head colour and consistency helping to set it apart from the pack.

AROMA: Dark malts, specialty chocolate malts, creamy notes, hazelnut, nougat, faint roast. Appropriately sweet.

No overt hop aromatics or yeasty aromatics are present, but it seems aptly attentuated for the style. I find no off-notes and it isn't boozy based on the aroma.

Aromatic intensity is moderate.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Hints of hershey's chocolate syrup mingle with sweet dark malts and specialty chocolate malts to good effect, but the beer's mouthfeel - while smooth and wet as one would expect in an Oatmeal stout - is a bit too sticky, syrupy, and weighty on the palate given the relative lack of depth of flavour.

No hop flavours or yeasty flavours are present. A biteen too sweet, in my opinion. Caramel, nougat, maybe nutella-like hazelnut sweetness.

Well-carbonated. Full-bodied. Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, or scratchy. Unrefreshing.

An overt roasted barley presence would help curtail the beer's problematic sweetness and would help dry out the mouthfeel a bit. Charred/burnt sugars could help, as might earthy or roasty coffee additive.

OVERALL: Certainly a competent Oatmeal Stout, but at $2.50 can I'm not sure it's worth it; I'd sooner have Stockyard Oatmeal Stout from Trader Joe's for far less when buying beer in the U.S. Nevertheless, it's drinkable and enjoyable fare...there just isn't anything unique or special about it. Won't dazzle those drinkers familiar with great English/British expressions of the style, but I'm glad I got to try it once and there are no obvious faults - just shortcomings. Depth of flavour could be improved and it could use some dialing in balance-wise.

C+ (3.19) / ABOVE AVERAGE

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3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can into a pint glass

Given I grew up in Seattle and never lived far from Seattle/San Fran/San Diego metro areas, not really gettin the good ol' boy marketing, but it makes me laugh so I guess that's good.

As for the beer, traditional outmeal stout in color, light in viscosity (not surprising given the low ABV) with a thin wispy head that disappears as I finish the pour.

Aromas of toasty grain and unsweetened cocoa, molasses and tobacco and chocolate on the palate.

Light-bodied complexion, matching its soda-like appearance. Kinda of an Irish stout dressed up as an outmeal stout, but it's drinkable and pretty damn tasty. Don't get a lot of TG out here, and I wouldn't trade for this, but I'll grab a 4-pack when I see this again (and like 4 cases of Pseudo).

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4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gtrfrk182
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of firkingroovin
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nat1975
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Demi
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rawfish
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Rover Truck from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 614 ratings
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