Toppling Goliath Brewing Company SR-71 Blackbird (2015 Bottling / Draft)

SR-71 Blackbird (2015 Bottling / Draft)
(Batch of SR-71)

 

Toppling Goliath Brewing Company in Decorah, Iowa, United States 🇺🇸

Stout - Imperial Regular
Score
8.55
ABV: 14.0% IBU: - Ticks: 19
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9.3
Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9

Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshares 14. Thanks to Al for this. Gold waxed. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aromas of boozy, bourbon, sweet fudgey vanilla, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, cocoa, light minty thing going on (what the fuck? I was the only one getting this. Almost like minty chocolate), burned wood, roast, liquor cake. Taste has lots of rich dark chocolate, cocoa, dry, malt, vanilla, fudge, caramel, roasted coffee, milky sweet notes, nuts, dark fruits, brownie. Holy shit this is good.

Tried from Bottle on 06 Nov 2019 at 16:55


8.8
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9

Bottle 22fl.oz. shared at [ A Day To Sink All Sea Shepards tasting. ], Brussels, Belgium. [ As Toppling Goliath SR-71 Blackbird ]. [ Gold wax - Vintage 2015 ].Clear dark dark brown black color with a small to average, open and fizzy, fair lacing, mostly to fully diminishing, off-white to beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, coffee, alcohol - buzzy. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration, sweet malt, vanilla, coconut, chocolate, coffee, buzzy, caramel. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft to flat, finish is light alcoholic. [20160917] 9-3-9-5-18

Tried from Bottle on 25 Mar 2017 at 12:01


9.5
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 10 | Flavor - 10 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9

Bottle courtesy of linusb. Thanks man, huge want! Pours viscous oily pitch black with a small creamy goldenish mocha head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is intense to say the least, malty and nutty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, toasted coconut, caramelized pecans, dark roast coffee, high quality dark chocolate, moist soil and bourbon alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty and nutty. Mouthfeel is thick viscous, velvety, round, oily, tiny astringent, slightly boozy and full bodied. Finish is insanely rich with all the components mentioned in the taste. As insane as expected from this brewery. Crazy decadent and crazy delicious. Tried side-by-side with Assassin 2014 and this definitely holds more bourbon barrel character. Insanely rich!

Tried from Bottle on 15 Oct 2016 at 09:44


9.5
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 10 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 10

650 ml bottle (gold wax) shared at the original Chez Moeder Lambic’s cellar. Black color with beige to light brown head. Malty aroma, roasted, cocoa, chocolate, caramel, toffee, mild coffee, vanilla, coconut, wood, alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Full silky creamy body with soft carbonation.

Tried from Bottle on 21 Sep 2016 at 13:48



9
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 10 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

Draft sample at Dexters courtesy of a kind soul from Chicago who queued at 4 am. Completely black colo, thick beige head with good retention for a BA beer. Beautiful aroma of rich vanilla, toasted coconut, burnt espresso. Taste is silky smooth rich burnt cocoa and vanilla.

Tried from Draft on 07 Aug 2015 at 13:15


8.8
Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9

Draught after Mikkeller beer run. Opaque black liquid with medium tan head. Aroma of vanilla, licorice, coffee, chocolate, light wood, light booze and raw sugar. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of vanilla, chocolate, biscuit and raw sugar. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation and sticky mouthfeel. Really good. Great body and complex aroma. Lives up to the hype.

Tried on 09 Jun 2015 at 18:39


8
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

Bottle. Pours black tan head. Nose and taste of bourbon, sticky chocolate, vanilla bean, oak and black licorice - full body

Tried from Bottle on 05 Jun 2015 at 21:48


8
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

keg... Deep black.. Thin tan lacing... Soft meaty chocolate malts roast nose.. Dark heavy chocolate.. Dark. Chocolate malts.. Sweet roast... Soft. Meaty too.. Silky

Tried on 06 May 2015 at 00:25


8.8
Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9

Bottle at the Ultimate Imperial Stout Tasting. Thnx for the awesome day, folks! This bottle was shared by myself, from a trade by Geoffrey. Pours jet black, not much head. Smell is sharp and grainy bourbon. Taste is full, grainy bourbon. Very good MF , awesome carbo. Just damn nice once again !

Tried from Bottle on 01 May 2015 at 17:16