Rover Truck | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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594 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:
594
Reviews:
96
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
8.27%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
121
For Trade:
7
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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

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

Photo of Fubudu187
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I believe I bought a 4pck of this downstate Illinois....or at Binnys in Plainfield. I can't remember. It poured an opaque dark with no head and no lace. The scent had hints of chocolate. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with milk chocolate presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it was a good stout....impressed with the body for a 5% abv stout.

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Photo of mikerieder
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Angerhaus
3.36/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wilymobastardo
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16oz can into Spiegelau Stout Glass. Canned on April 17th 2017.

L: Black, ruby edges when held up to the light. Two finger tan head. Good retention.

S: Chocolate, oats, wood smoke, sherry, coffee, and maybe some sweet lactose?

T: Initially this is comprised of chocolate with a surprisingly early note of wood smoke. Sherry comes next, mixed well with black licorice. Then the bittersweet chocolate and cocoa. Quite unique and nicely done.

F: I have always loved the feel of an oatmeal stout. Super smooth and creamy, crisp carbonation. Medium body.

O: I first tried Toppling Goliath's CC and it was disappointing knowing that they make the best beer according to BA's top 250. However this stout definitely reels them back into a good brewery in my honest opinion of what I have tried from them.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with a thin foamy tan head that dissipates. No lacing, and looks thin. Smells of roasted coffee and chocolate, and has a soy like sweetness thing going on. Tastes similar, with a syrupy sweetness. Feel is very thin and watered down, low carbonation, and on the sweet side of the spectrum but not too sweet. Overall, I thought this was an OK oatmeal stout, but not one that I will be seeking out again. Cheers!

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Photo of bnes09
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown, near black. Weak head with minimal lacing. Nice, roasted, rustic, subtly spicy aroma. Roasted malt palate with big licorice notes. Subtle molasses sweetness. Medium body. Slightly flat. Oat and wheat texture. Pretty standard but solid. I really enjoy the licorice notes.

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Photo of WDJersey
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rick778
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pkalix
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ZEB89
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brolo75
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce can poured into a pint glass

A: Has no carbonation, no head development, pours black with slight brown edges when held up to the light, no lacing.

A: Nice aroma of dark roasted malts and coffee, dark chocolate, oats, semi-sweet lactose aroma, smells promising.

T: Like the nose there are notes of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, and coffee, moderate amount of bitterness, finish is smooth and creamy, aftertaste is of dark roasted malts and coffee.

M: Very low carbonation, beer is flat, finish has a semi-dry coffee like finish.

O: This is really disappointing, must have got a bad can, but there is no carbonation at all, beer is flat, nice aroma and a decent taste but the mouthfeel is definitely disappointing due to the lack of carbonation.

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Photo of Jacob17
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of rjp217
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobv
3.46/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Moderate pour yields a 3/4 inch tan head that dissipates to a tiny ring soon thereafter over a dark brown body. Nose of chocolate and slight roasted malts. Taste follow nose. A bit underwhelming. Feel is OK and overall, glad to try the Florida Toppling Goliath offering, also solidifying my distaste for contract brewing. Boom!

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Photo of 2GOOFY
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wardt16
4.34/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MizzouBrew
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This pours pitch black with a nice tan head. Smells of chocolate, tastes of chocolate and coffee. Medium feel. One of the better oatmeal stouts I've had. Just a tad better than the Schlafly oatmeal stout imo. Special thanks to my friend, Gary S. for bringing this over.

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Rover Truck from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 594 ratings.
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