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style
To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen N, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 457   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The great warrior of Gath. The mighty champion of the Philistines. Embedded in ancient folklore and religion. Coming from the World of Old. His size and stature is not human. He is bigger. The armor of Goliat is black. Creamy black lacings. Stands with a towering height. He can grab elements from both earth and heaven. Earthy, roasted, notes from the earth. Warming, pungent, sweet notes from the skies. His heart is beating slowly, almost endlessly slow. This man is thought to be invincible!

Ingredients: Water, barley malt, roasted barley, dark cassonade sugar, flaked oats, hops, gourmet coffee and yeast.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ngejo (554) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - OCT 10, 2014
Tap. Black, rocky head, brown foam, very bitter, medium sweetness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, & long finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1374) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours an oily jet black with a high, creamy, tan head -- the head almost gushed over the top of a Duvel tulip. Lots of sticky lace is left behind as it recedes, unwillingly. Nose is coffee, roasted walnuts, brown sugar, browned pastry, and baking chocolate. Not as sweet as I expected on the tongue; there’s chocolate and coffee, yes, but also a strong, earthy element, running into the mushroom, pine, and savory spectrum. Mouthfeel is creamy and rich, and the finish is long, smoky, and bitter. Very well done.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3490) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 4, 2014
Niesamowity RIS. Czarny, ze srednia brazowa pianka ale utrzymujaca sie do konca degustacji. Piwo jest ciezkie i mocne, palone i bardzo kawowe. Rozgrzewajace ale akohol ukryty. Wytrawne i gozkie na koncu. Na poczatku slodowe i jakby szarlotka w tle i powidla. Niesamowite w smaku bardzo dlugo utrzymujacy sie gozkawy i kawowy posmak w ustach.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
varanid99 (684) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2014
Black pour with a thickish brown head.Roasty, burnt brown sugar, coffee, cocoa. Sweet up front, then a beefy, roasty kick, cocoa, raisin, coffee. Finishes dry, slight coffee bitterness. Awesome.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 20, 2014
"Had this right after a Kopi Luwak stout, and the comparison ended up being "cheaper coffee (in this one) but better beer." Huge nose and flavor of raisinettes and coffee. Did I mention the coffee. Dark roast. Nicely, if a touch overly, done. This is defiinitely a big aggressive beer. Not a lot of subtlety, but done well. A must for coffee &/or stout lovers."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (3367) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2014
12.7 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Black with brown hues around the edge, one finger of tan head. Aromas of roast, coffee, dark chocolate, some nuttiness. Tastes of roast, dark chocolate, sweet dark fruit, light hops, coffee, caramel. Medium-full body with a dry and very slightly warm finish. Low carbonation. nice oily mouthfeel. Nice imperial coffee stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nordcore (1152) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle 37,5 cl. Black with a nice large light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits and coffee. Sweet taste, light bitterness with a nice soft chocolate end. The alc is well hidden, nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
peponi (787) - Krakow, POLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Aroma: roasted dark malts, rum, espresso. Appearance: black color and nice beige head. Taste: medium bitterness ( roasted malts and alcohol), dark malts, intensive espresso notes, bitter chocolate, dried fruits, rum. Palate: full body and low carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: Great coffee RIS.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Harrjitzuu (13) - - SEP 15, 2014
Draught @ Basement Beer Bar. Aroma smells of freshly brewed coffee. The tast is sweet dry stout with a tart coffee finish. Fairly creamy, possibly due to the flaked oats. A nice, clean, minimal imperial coffee stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
motelpogo (7239) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 13, 2014
on tap at braukunst live 2014 in munich. pretty close to black with a steady beige head; loads of freshly ground coffee bean in the aroma, biiscuit dough; some cocoa powder, sweet soy sauce, plenty of burnt bitterness. delicious


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