To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen N, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 363   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Duntoyou (104) - Kr.sand, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2014
Pours black, thick. Big brown head, slowly sinking. Aruma of roasted malts, coffe, nuts chocolate. Smells balanced. Not oversweet. Taste: Nice! Perfectly well balanced between the roasted barley, the coffe, the chocolate. Not too sweet. Can understand why To Øl is rated best brewery in Scandinavia. Perfect thickness. Want more. Nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frode (231) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle 37.5 cl.
Black, with a dark tan, creamy head. Distinct malt, caramel, coffee and chocolate. Thick and creamy in the mouth. With a long, really long, malty chocolate taste.
After a good dinner, you can have coffee, cognac and a nice cake. Or a glass of Goliat.
This is a beer I have to taste again, just to elaborate on the description. Truly a fascinating beverage.

Wagner – Tannhäuser – Pilgrims Chorus
Or with three bottles of this, you could do all three acts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beholder (58) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Truly amazing beer. By far the best Imperial Stout I’ve tasted. Gonna get me another bottle for aging. Goliat was a mighty warrior (defeated, but still), and this is a mighty beer. Appearance: before opening the bottle I was almost certain it was painted black. Really, even the texture of the glass seemed like painted. Beer itself is pitch black with a thick tan / dark tan head. Great lacing. Aroma: dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and some nice alcohol notes in the back. A perfect combination considering the time of year. Taste: coffee and roasted malts with the first few sips, later comes dark chocolate with alcohol again. Flavours are intense and "in your face", except the alcohol notes, those are still very pleasant and warming, but doesn’t feel like a 10,1% ABV. Mouthfeel: very low carbonation, but not flat. Medium to full bodied. Overall: Outstanding Imperial Stout, a beer you have to try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
morri (202) - NORWAY - JAN 31, 2014
375ml bottle from Vinmonopolet Asker. Brown 3 finger head which turns into big bubbles before it fades out. Good lacing. Dark brown/black body. Aroma of coffee, liquorice, barnyard and roasted malt. Feels creamy on the tongue. Good balance between bitter and sweet with a salty feel, almost like soy sauce. Long lasting bitter aftertaste. An enjoyable stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Humlenik (31) - DENMARK - JAN 30, 2014
Pleasant smell of bread, raisin and coffee. Black as a night at winter time. Very little foam. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness, a little salty. It has a nice feel in the mouth; medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation, long finish with a distinct taste of coffee and chocolate. Overall definitely an enjoyable beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yeastMonster (47) - - JAN 30, 2014
The aroma of this beer is very strong and smells of barnyard, liqurice and coffe. It’s very balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fup007 (46) - - JAN 30, 2014
Very balanced stout and hide its relatively high alcohol procentage. A homogen well brewed stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ktingleff (146) - - JAN 30, 2014
Overwhelmingly intense coffee stout. True espresso in the aftertaste. Well balanced and nice scidity which makes it quite easily drinkable. Hides the 10% very well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJvd (864) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2014
Sample from bottle at Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, thanks for sharing MrHangover! Pours dark brown to black with a medium tanned head. Aroma has lots of coffee, some roasted malts and chocolate. Taste also has lots of coffee, chocolate, some dark fruits, not much roast. Over medium body with a medium carbo. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilnatp (581) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle. Pour is a black brown. Aroma is of roast and malt. Taste is sweet. Great beer.

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