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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: 382   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zacgillbanks (2531) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This inky black beer has ruby red highlights and pours with a thin tan head. It has rich dark chocolate, liquorice and oak flavours, chilli notes (without the heat), tart red fruit and Arabica coffee on the finish. Excellent!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
claesnl (4) - København NV, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
Really nice dark beer with a coffee aroma to it. Both smell and taste was excellent...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dambor (76) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014
Pours pitch black with a small head. Aroma: licquor, sugar, raisins, coffee. Taste: very thick (which I love about imperial stouts), sweet, heavy, you can feel the alcohol warming your throat, followed by a coffee aftertaste. It is a bit too sweet to my taste but I still think this is one of the best imperial stouts I had so far.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BrunoSanchez (140) - Fermo, ITALY - OCT 16, 2014
Perfetta imperial stout! Colore nero con schiuma marrone. Al naso note di soia, caffè, cioccolato e torrefatto. In bocca corpo pieno con bilanciatura dolce-amara che nasconde il grado alcolico. Sapori liquorosi di cioccolato e caffè che ricordano il liquore "Borghetti". Finale persistente e caldo. Questa è una grande imperial stout d’autore!!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klimaet (294) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2014
Tap @ Mikkeller and Friends. Pours pitch black with a medium mocca head. Aromas og coffee beans, licorice, sweet dark fruits, bitter dark chocolate. Taste is bitter dark chocolate, deep strong roast, licorice, sweet dark fruits, coffee beans. Dry woody roasted finish.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ngejo (378) - 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 (1192) - 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 (3303) - 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 (556) - 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 (6081) - 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."


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