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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: 598   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Achel (390) - Ioannina, GREECE - MAY 16, 2016
Bar. Black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, dark chocolate, coffee and freshgrinded coffee. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, coffee, dark chocolate, freshgrinded coffee and hops with notes of alcohol. Roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ianwelby (1062) - SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Black beer, thin head, rich chocolatey malt aroma. Flavour is sweet but not sickly. Rich chocolate, tangy fruit, a dash of coffee. It’s rich and goes down far, far too easily for its strength. I could go a bit more bitterness but it’s still a great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maarten1993 (909) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2016
Drank 11-5-16 while writing in my diary (after squashing with Marijn and terrache chellings after the last ’Applied Ethics’ lecture). Very rich stout. Thick, lots of taste. Complex. A bit metally heavy alcohol smell, but taste is well-balanced, also chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (839) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2016
Bottle from alko. Opaque black color with brown head. Aroma has coffee, roasted malt, syrup. Taste is malty with long sweet and bitter aftertaste. Flavors of coffee, syrup, roasted malt, vanilla and raisins. Too sweet for me.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rubin77 (916) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 12, 2016
F: brownish with grey tones, huge, very good retention. C: dark as a night, opaque. A: roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark dried plums, hint of rum, brown sugar, cocoa, lactic tones. T: chocolate malt, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, plums, vanilla, nice grassy/earthy bitterness, cocoa, brown sugar, light alcohol, oily structure, full complex body, good carbonation, good IS worth to try, bottle (375 ml) from Malting Pot in Brussels at home.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minihame2 (451) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2016
Oily, pitch black pour with a chocolate brown head. Sweet, malty aroma with hot chocolate and some coffee and brown sugar. Slight roastiness. Taste is surprisingly sweet, very chocolatey with a slightly hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is very slick and oily with slight carbonation. Overall I really like this, it’s not that intense in the coffee and roastiness as one might expect but still really nice. Some might find the sweetness offputting though.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerplace (690) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2016 375ml bottle bought at Liberty Wine Merchants. Pours a very dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is woody, burnt malt, coffee, grassy. Taste is sweet, woody, burnt malt. Sweet, burnt malt aftertaste. Wow, excellent!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (1903) - Hagen, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2016
0.375 l bottle from ’Saveur Bière’, best before November 2019. Pitch black with a medium large, creamy, almost stable, light brown head. Sweetish-malty, roasty and slightly fruity aroma of coffee powder, dark chocolate, cocoa and red berries. Sweet, malty, slightly roasty and a little fruity taste of milk coffee, milk chocolate, cocoa, some vanilla and hints of red berries, followed by a medium long, medium roasty-bitter finish. Full body, very creamy and viscid mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Great dessert beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ramboraffe (1798) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2016
On tap at Kaschk, Berlin. Black with thin tanned head. Coffee, espresso, bitter chocolate, vanilla (?) and roasted malt. Big toasted body with light warming alcohol. The bitter coffee almost gets a sour touch. Dry with medium bitterness and low carbonation. Nice!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulioP (3) - Parla, SPAIN - MAY 1, 2016 does not count
Descomunal imperial stout, con un delicioso olor a café. Sin embargo es sedosa y muy bebible. Una de las grandes de una marca que nunca defrauda.


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