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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen N, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 603   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3842) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle - 375ml. Opaque black body with low carbonation and a fading, brown foamy head. Robust malty/hoppy aroma with coffee, chocolate, and vanilla hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Its strong, complex, perfectly balanced malty/hoppy taste carries coffee, chocolate, piney, brown sugar, and some subtle cinnamon notes. Here again, alcohol does not steal the show. Ends with a long roasty finish. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThreeCats (807) - ISRAEL - JAN 9, 2016
Black with a very dark mocha head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, alcohol, dark fruit, and notes of ash. Taste very full, dark and rich. Lots of coffee and chocolate notes, some licorice, some very dark caramel. The whole motif of this beer is "big and black" and it pulls it off very very well.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (2500) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle @ New Years Eve ’15. Blackest of blackest pours with a dark tan head. Notes of sweet chocolate, earthy coffee, figs, prunes, vanilla and some savory notes.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drmet (809) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JAN 7, 2016
L: -pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a medium to big,frothy,khaki head S: -coffee,tobacco,vanilla,chocolate,molass dry -medium,grassy bitterniss F: -full body -light to medium body -alcohol noticeable O: Very good and fairly sweet coffee stout

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SeniorZozo (1265) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 5, 2016
Bottle. Rich frothy creamy light brown layer of foam. Coffee. Cream. Sugar. Lots of sugar. Bigger medium body. Mild bitter. Great stout!!!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
szymonskc (559) - Skórcz, POLAND - JAN 3, 2016
Aromat bardzo intensywny, wanilia, deserowa czekolada i kawa. Kolor czarny jak smoła, nieprzejrzyste, gęste. Piana ciemnobeżowa, wysoka, bardzo drobna, trwała, pięknie zdobi szkło. W smaku intensywnie kawowe, wręcz kwaśne, kakao, lekko waniliowe. Alkohol znakomicie ukryty, Goryczka średnia, niskie wysycenie. Piwo łatwo pijalne mimo swej gęstości i alkoholu. Kapitalne piwo.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skortila (5276) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2015
Bottled. The aroma has coffee, chocolate, moccha. Black coloured beer with a lasting, off-white/tan head. The taste is initialy caramel sweet with coffee, chocolate, roast and becomes more bitter towards the finish. Full, velvety mouthfeel. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2016 Bottle from Hopduvel shared by Craftmember. Light lacing, deep mocha coloured, thin head over an jet black beer with barely visible chestnut colour on the edges. Powerful and attractive aroma of old dusty cocoa powder, dry pipe tobacco, mocha ice cream, liquorice, chestnuts, meat broth, burnt wood, chocolate sauce, vanilla, espresso. Soft baked banana and candied fig sweetness in onset surrounded by well-dosed blackberry sourishness and cured meat ’umaminess’, soft carbo fitting well with the thick, viscous, oily mouthfeel; deep and big caramelly, nutty and bittersweet chocolatey maltiness with coffeeish roasted bitterness in the end, some peppery hops providing final structure, and so does an otherwise well-hidden gin-like alcohol warmth; ends long, deliciously coffeeish and bittersweet, complex and rewarding. Quite and impressive example of the style indeed. Recently had it from tap at Gollem too, where the aroma was more or less the same, but the taste seemed sweeter (almost like a very heavy milk stout), with less roasted bitter intensity, and creamier, but equally impressive for sure.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dawsemeister (25) - - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle - coffee and nut aromas, with a hint of hops; it pours black with a foamy brown head. It feels very soft and bubbly in the mouth, with a mellow initial sweetness that gives way to a strong coffee wave followed by a bitter and acidic finish. I initially found this delicious, but after a few mouthfuls the sweet nutty profile gets lost and you mainly have the acidic bitterness of the coffee clinging to your tongue - definitely tasty, but only in small amounts...needs more balance!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gentle_Ben (50) - Rutland, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Pours black with a thin tan head. Surprisingly medium body with toasted malts chocolate and soy. These flavours are battered into submission however by the coffee. Good example of a coffee stout but perhaps too much coffee and acidity to let it acheive greatness.


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