Rover Truck | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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579 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
Ratings:
579
Reviews:
92
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
8.01%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
119
For Trade:
6
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Photo of Thebrewdude08
2.66/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of smakawhat
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. July 8th 2015.

Thick dark bodied walnut brown body with just a hint of red chestnut edge. Head is really.. Odd. Forms nicely and VERY dark mocha but with much swiss cheese in its two finger makeup. The head actually reverse cascades? If I could use that phrase, it bubbles over with upcoming bubbles going over it. I don't know how else to describe it. Dissolves into nothing. There is no collar.. No puck.. Nothing, a lively beer looks truly shot down unfortunately, but a little bit of faint white fine bubbles cascading along the glasses side gives barely a hint of entertainment.

Nice basic aroma. Soft chewy malts of dark quality. Small sweetness of oats and mild chocolate hinting in the back. A real nice black small licorice aroma comes out of this making it more interesting than the average bear you could say. Hints of a watery brew with no depth though.

Palate is flat as a board. Weak bodied and totally missing any depth. The malts are here to play but are lifeless and dead, and come with a watery disposition that doesn't support the flavor at all. Soda like finish but luckily flat and at a least letting the flavors focus and stays away from soda character. Muted. Dead licorice and no roast character or dark malt presence. Chewy texture? Forget it.

This is a real dud and never should have left the brewery or at least goes downhill fast for no reason I can fathom. 3 months is perfectly fine for an oatmeal stout to hold up, this is just not getting the job done.

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Photo of myrixis
2.99/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: its black. little bit of brown
Smell: It smells like someone cooking barbecue next door. Smells good but its kind of distant.
feel: This feels exactly like flat soda. Its light and almost no carbonation
Taste: nothing much here just some slight smoky roasted flavor that fades pretty fast.
overall: very middle of the road stout. easy to drink but nothing really to savor. if there was ever a session stout this would be it.

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Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of spoonhawk
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of BeerSquirrel
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Doeden23
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Hopstout
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kegger37
3.01/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of SteveJeremy
3.06/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Probably the weakest offering I've had from Toppling Goliath thus far, which is saying something after PseudoSue and Golden Nugget IPA. This beer reminds me of Founders Breakfast Stout in that it would be a great, delicious beer if it were less hoppy and lacked the kind of heavily roasted taste that makes for an unpleasant aftertaste, as if one was drinking stale coffee. Can hardly taste the oats, but maybe that's for the better.

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Photo of digitalzombie
3.12/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of duceswild
3.13/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Tertullian007
3.15/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pletser
3.23/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of CraigPWalker
3.24/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jrod79
3.24/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KensWorld
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Herky21
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Cyclone8
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.26/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jbwimer
3.26/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of sourbeerismymiddlename
3.27/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Filabee
3.27/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.27/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wer34truh
3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

The smell is fairly typical for a oatmeat/cream stout. A lot of sweetness.

As with the smell, this is pretty loyal to the style. Even though it's slightly bitter. Very drinkable for a stout. Reminds me of a more flavorful Guinness.

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Rover Truck from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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