Toppling Goliath Brewing Company SR-71

SR-71

 

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

Stout - Imperial Special
Score
8.68
ABV: 14.0% IBU: - Ticks: 19
Similar to the experimental and boundary-pushing nature of the aircraft, SR-71 is an experimental outlet to test processes and recipe design.
 

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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


9.1
Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 10 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8.5

Bottle @ WWT IV, small sample. Dark color, short fluorescent brown head. Aroma of mocha, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, bit booze. Liquid bonbon. Fruity, sweet, slight boozy in flavor. Massive stuff. Wonderful.

Tried from Bottle on 18 Apr 2015 at 11:32


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

Bottle at WWT tasting. Deep black with small light brown head. Milk chocolate, vanilla, bourbon. Hmmm yeah, it’s hard to put to words. Think a amazing chocolate mousse with some of the best bourbon on the side. Light coffee too, deep complex spices, molasses. Very sweet. Think bodied, I’m looking for a spoon here. Really really good.

Tried from Bottle on 17 Apr 2015 at 13:14

gave a cheers!

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

Bottle @ WWT IV. Opaque pitch black color, average sized dark brown head. Aroma is malts, liquor, dark chocolate. Taste malts, dark malts, lightly roast, dark chocolate, liquor, vanilla. Thick oily texture, full body, suitable carbonation.

Tried from Bottle on 17 Apr 2015 at 13:09


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

Bottle shared at WWT IV. Pours black with a tiny ring brown head. Aroma of massive Pappy upfront, vanilla and bourbon, dark chocolate, oak, molasses, fudge, milk chocolate. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. The palate is like a massive sweet chocolate dessert, so rich and intense. Full bodied with soft carbonation and a super thick chewy mouthfeel. I expected this to be less good than Assassin but it’s amazing!

Tried from Bottle on 17 Apr 2015 at 13:08

gave a cheers!

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

Sample at Wwt iv courtesy of Kermis. thin tan head. Clear black pour. Lovely barrel notes. Complex aftertaste. Great.

Tried on 17 Apr 2015 at 13:07