Smoove Opferator | Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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271 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
tgbrews.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by redblacks75 on 12-30-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
271
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
8.1%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
50
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 271 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of BYOFB
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sour_Lord
4.57/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerOps
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TastyIsBeer
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Narthax
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of millelacsmark
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBucks
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of jaypaul522
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of tdmccarthy
3.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.32/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of gcamparone
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Mikexw
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.29/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wer34truh
3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of robear
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of captnr3dbeard
3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kuges
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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Smoove Opferator from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 271 ratings.
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