Smoove Opferator
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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From:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
 
Iowa, United States
Style:
Brown Ale - American
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 8.06%
Ratings:
276
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Aug 30, 2018
Added:
Dec 30, 2012
Wants:
  19
Gots:
  50
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: This hearty brown ale is named for its original brewer- our awesome Beerman Chad Opfer. Smoove Opferator started out as a very small experiment taproom-exclusive brown ale named “Brown Sugar.” Since then, it has undergone a name makeover and an expanded distribution to Iowa and Wisconsin. The taste is still the same as when we brewed the first small batch. Deep mahogany color with a hefty malt body. Robust flavors of roasted almonds, hints of chocolate with a slight bitterness in the finish. Oh so smoove!

50 IBU
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3.76 by YvesB from Belgium on Aug 30, 2018
 
4 by Vidblain from Minnesota on Dec 18, 2017
 
4 by NICKtheTITAN from Iowa on Dec 15, 2017
 
4 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin on Nov 11, 2017
 
3.63 by Angerhaus from Rhode Island on May 31, 2017
 
3.68 by BYOFB from Wisconsin on Feb 11, 2017
 
4.57 by Sour_Lord from Missouri on Jan 24, 2017
 
4.44 by Beerasaurus from Virginia on Aug 21, 2016
 
3.78 by BeerOps from Illinois on Aug 11, 2016
 
4.16 by TastyIsBeer from Illinois on Aug 07, 2016
 
3.74 by Ryannotbryan from Texas on Aug 07, 2016
 
4 by rossracing from Illinois on Jul 11, 2016
 
3.75 by Narthax from Texas on Jun 23, 2016
 
3.77 by millelacsmark from Minnesota on Jun 02, 2016
 
3.76 by BeerBucks from New York on May 20, 2016
 
4.02 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Apr 10, 2016
 
3.75 by GRG1313 from California on Apr 10, 2016
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4.44/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by pat61 from Minnesota

L: The beer pours bright dark brown with ruby highlights under a 3” tan foam collar with a very fine bead. The foam is clingy and persistent taking 8 minutes to drop to about 1/3 its original size.
S: The nose is nutty with some dark sugars, faint chocolate and spicy grain. T: The palate starts with lightly sweetened chocolate, some light caramel and light nut flavors with traces of tart fruit in the background. Malt flavors are medium high while the hop flavors are low and the bitterness and sweetness are medium.
F: Very creamy smooth medium to medium full body and fine soft carbonation.
O: Full flavored and easy to drink.

Apr 01, 2016
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4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by jaypaul522 from Iowa

Got in a bomber bottle. Pours very dark, with some head. Smell is malt and maybe some molasses. Taste is sweet, with a strong malty finish. The body is medium to light, for such a dark beer. A nice, smooth drinking ale.

Mar 26, 2016
 
3.69 by tdmccarthy from Illinois on Mar 22, 2016
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3.32/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
by Alieniloquium from Florida

650 mL bottle. Deep brown. Big khaki head. Smell is nutty and a little roasty. Some bready malts too. Taste is a little hoppy. Lightly roasted malts. A little nutty. Lightly bitter finish. High carbonation. Medium body. Straightforward brown ale.

Mar 22, 2016
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3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by gcamparone from Rhode Island

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a TG snifter. Acquired as an extra in a trade.

Pours a deep brown body with a light brown 2 finger head that reduces slowly to leave chunky retention and a good amount of lacing.

Aromas of chocolate, toffee, nutty, almonds, molasses. On the tongue it's similar, slightly sweet, burnt toffee, milk chocolate, finish is lightly charred with a light semisweet chocolate bitterness. Medium body with medium low carbonation.

Pretty solid.. nothing mind blowing but balanced and tasty.

Mar 21, 2016
 
4.08 by Mikexw from New York on Mar 06, 2016
 
3.29 by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota on Mar 03, 2016
 
4.12 by SeanMNCraftBeerLover from Minnesota on Feb 28, 2016
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3.3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Pours an almost non-existent head, with a very brown, almost black, color. Carbonation is visible, yet weirdly passive-looking.

Smells of bready malts, chocolate, slight notes of coffee, and molasses.

The molasses really come through in the taste. As does the general smokiness and very dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is quite light, but with a large degree of carbonation. Despite this, there is something very combative about this beer, which was quite off-putting to me.

I have yet to stumble upon any of Toppling Goliath top-tier offerings, and can't wait to do so. Sadly, this was quite disappointing to me.

Feb 26, 2016
 
3.83 by robear from Wisconsin on Feb 25, 2016
 
3.62 by captnr3dbeard from Wisconsin on Feb 03, 2016
 
3.98 by Kuges from Texas on Feb 01, 2016
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4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: It has got that classic brown ale look, with a Vesuvius of bubbles rising from the base and forming a tight tan head; the liquid is coffee brown, the head persists and the lacing works

Smell: Brown bread, chocolate, coffee, hazelnut and almond

Taste: Brown bread and chocolate, up front, with developing coffee tones in the middle; after the swallow the nut flavors come through, both hazelnut and almond but there is some nut skin acridity in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body; quite creamy, with moderate carbonation

Overall: Brown ales get a lot of dislike in beer geek circles but occasionally one comes along that is worth seeking out; this is one of those times

Thanks, ta_hagen, for the opportunity

Jan 31, 2016
 
3.66 by SPLITGRIN from Kentucky on Jan 30, 2016
 
4.29 by jgfagerberg from Minnesota on Jan 29, 2016
 
3.52 by Gooseman80 from Illinois on Jan 25, 2016
 
3.99 by Nurt20 from Illinois on Jan 17, 2016
 
3.8 by jakemn91 from New Mexico on Jan 16, 2016
 
4.13 by BrewNoob1 from Minnesota on Jan 11, 2016
 
3.75 by Grinky from Illinois on Jan 10, 2016
 
4.25 by Volsdawg10 from Mississippi on Jan 08, 2016
 
4 by Kegger37 from Iowa on Jan 03, 2016
 
3.56 by hilgart1 from Illinois on Jan 03, 2016
Smoove Opferator from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 276 ratings