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To Řl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle, 9110112 on back label, drunk on 1/25/14
Black body, mostly opaque, with a diminishing dark tan head and light chestnut tinges on the edges, some sediment left behind. Low retention.
Coffee in the nose. Lots of it. Some chocolate sweetness. Mostly coffee though. Other than the usual beaniness that comes with this style (coffee stout), it’s clean and free of alcohol fumes. Not too sweet, almost no happiness. Nonetheless, I just don’t get these beers. Sure, they don’t do anything wrong and it does display the coffee well, but I just dont think a huge whiff of coffee really is what I’m lookin for in a beer. Maybe it’s just me.
Flavor is sweet, not cloyingly so, but very syrupy and but for the bottle conditioned carbonation, it would be too much. Heavily coffeeish, sweet, clean, but just too one-dimensional. To its credit it gets better with warming, not worse. Brown sugar, molasses, vanilla, milk chocolate. Some roast bitterness lingers on the finish. Very free from booziness, I think that’s my favorite part (and quite surprising). Did they use an American ale yeast? Must have. Ok, fine, it’s grown on me. Just don’t care for the bittersweet soy sauce flavor that hits the back of the throat. And the candi sugar-like sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (2988) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle at Mr Hangover’s Nieuwjaarsborrel, thanks to the man himself. Murky brown-black pour. Coffee, chocolate, roasty aroma, dark belgian malts. Taste is sweet, light roasted sourness, coffee, quite boozy. Decent, but not up to this brewery’s other offerings. Way better than the barrel-aged however.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pfc514 (64) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Pours black into a snifter with one finger of a light tan head. Fairly prominent lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, milk chocolate. Sweet, roasted malts and coffee, almost too sweet at times but not quite. Faint bitter presence which is nice to balance out the sweetness. Coffee comes through really nicely. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth, almost like an oatmeal stout. Pretty close to the mouthfeel I look for in a stout. Really good. Wish it came in a bigger bottle. Norway knows their stoots.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle @ Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, courtesy of me!! Pours a pitch black beer with a small beige head on top. Aroma of coffee, obviously, caramel and caramel. Flavor is very sweet, like coffee with loads of sugar Long lasting, sweet aftertaste. Some bitter flavors are present in the very aftertaste. Light cloying mouthfeel. Nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
antonstoop (166) - - JAN 23, 2014
It is an almost black beer with a very nice light brown head. In the nose a great smell of coffee, roasted malts, and lot of hops. It is full bodied beer, with a low carbonation. Taste is well balanced and full, a lot of citrus from the hops and a dominant coffee taste. Medium bitterness and quite sweet, as an imperial stout should be. Overall a very good hoppy stout, love it! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
langeveld12 (207) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2014
Pours an average creamy light brown head that mostly diminishes. Body is black. Aroma contains moderate malts (dark bread, cookie, roasted and burnt malts, dark chocolate and strong coffee), light hops (flowers, lemon), light yeasts (earth, horse blanket, broth) and alcohol, grape, raisin, licorice, pepper, pineapple, apple, vanilla, cassis and cola. Flavor is light acidic, then sweet and finally bitter. Body is full with syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Great beer, subtle and complex.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (1944) - NORWAY - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Manglerud enjoyed at home
Pours dark brown, black in glass, big dense tanned head. Smells of hops, cocoa, coffee, roasted malts, some fruity notes. Medium sweet, quite roasty, a wall of roasted malts and strong coffee, cocoa in the back, nice complex flavors; oily texture. Medium bitter finish. A very nice imp stout from To Řl

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogreface (1344) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 20, 2014
Csak a jó sör, Budapest. Teljesen fekete, ehhez nem fér kétség. Habja mogyoróbarna, vastag, sűrű, krémes és meglepően kitartó. Illata igen csokoládés, pörkölt magvas, vaníliás, malátás, kissé fás és kávés. Ízében sokkal jobban érezni a kávét, mint az illatában, de itt is ott a fekete csoki, sok pörköltmaláta, fás fanyarság, vanília, pirított rozskenyér és a komlógyantát is rendesen érezni benne, igen szárazan, keserűen. Sűrű, testes, moderáltan szénsavas. Utóíze keserédes, aztán átúszik keserűbe és rendkívül szárazba, kissé kormosba. Figyelemreméltó ital! Végül egy figyelmeztetés: senki ne igya meg úgy, ahogy én, lefekvés előtt, mert mindent fog az éjszaka csinálni, csak aludni nem! Nooormális?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (490) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2014
Black and oily. Aroma is malt and coffee. Taste is dark malt and coffee syrup. Palate is sticky. Overall, bit too sweet for me, and not overly complex, but still a good drinker.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
flip_soeperman (580) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
Nice thick full bodied bitter stout. Roasted aroma with some resin. Nice bitterness in the finish. Coffee quite subtle but very good lucious stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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