Rover Truck | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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597 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:
597
Reviews:
96
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
8.27%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
121
For Trade:
7
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Ratings: 597 |  Reviews: 96
Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Blazer22
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of michaelsmith11
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

After seducing our senses with their hoppy spectacle, they now woo us with sensibility, robust and a responsibly polite beer. True to style, Toppling Goliath's Rover Truck shines a bright light on a dark, traditional and time-honored oatmeal stout.

The roasty beer catches the eye with its devilishly dark lusciousness. Silky in its pour and creamy with a whipped mocha froth, a robust fragrance then lures the nose with dark-roast coffee, roasted nuttiness, dark chocolate and a kiss of campfire. Sweet and roasty flavors then slather the palate with rich chocolate, molasses and candied espresso bean.

As the middle palate comes awash with roast, the delicately burnt taste of sugars and grain offer suggestions of roasted marshmallow with hints of woodsy bark, nutty almond and seared in sweetness align on the tongue, patiently awaiting a finish of broad woodsy bitterness, light peppercorn and smoky chocolate.

Full yet sensible, the beer's semi-dry finish is toasty and roasty with burnt toast and the unmistakable creamy burntness that only oats provide. A long and silky after tow of cocoa powder and coffee extend onward into the next sultry sip.

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Photo of bsp77
3.32/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Too sweet and fruity with a chalky aftertaste. Not what I want out of an Oatmeal Stout. I'm a big fan of Toppling Goliath's APAs and IPAs, but not this.

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Photo of Virby44
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

A - Pours a chestnut brown with two fingers of brown egg shell head. Spots of lace after each sip ring the glass.

S - Chocolate, oats, vanilla, coffee, oak.

T - Rich and creamy mouth feel, medium bodied, this opens up with rich malts, chocolate, oaky, nutty, and finishes slightly bitter on the back end.

O - Solid stout that is a nice sipper.

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Photo of rex_4539
4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
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 corywalston
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

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 matcris
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
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 Peter1977
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dms1767
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jonesy1981
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ta_hagen
4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of TrojanRB
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rover Truck from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 597 ratings.
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