Toppling Goliath Brewing Company SR-71



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

Stout - Imperial Special
ABV: 14.0% IBU: - Ticks: 24
Similar to the experimental and boundary-pushing nature of the aircraft, SR-71 is an experimental outlet to test processes and recipe design.

Sign up to add a tick or review



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


Black tan - bourbon, grape skin, rich chocolate 4.5

Tried on 13 Jun 2019 at 19:37


Kawa, czekolada, beczka, konsystencja oleju, wcale nie takie slodkie, kwaskowate posmaki. Wywazenie, rownowaga i kosmiczne cialo urywaja.

Tried at Mikkeller Bar Warsaw on 31 Jul 2018 at 21:17


Thx to kermis

Tried from Bottle on 18 May 2018 at 11:17

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


To the left. As insane as expected from this brewery. Crazy decadent and crazy delicious. Incredibly intense bourbon barrel character!

Tried on 15 Oct 2016 at 16:45

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

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