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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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (1033) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 19, 2014
almost black colour, moderate, and quickly disappearing creamy brown head;aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, liqueurique notes and intensive fruityness;taste is surprisinlgly less complex: mostly heavy roasted coffee and some alcohol;anyway, correct imperial stout

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bullit (4007) - Burgos, SPAIN - JAN 18, 2014
Tap @ BeerTemple. Black colour, brown head. Nose is roasted malts, massive chocolate, coffee, fruits. Flavour of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, light fruity. Finihs is roasty, dry, bitter. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pitch dark, fluffy collapsing head. Molasses, moss, spruce twigs, vanilla, bitter chocolate. And sugar. Lots of sugar. Too sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (532) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 11, 2014
Color negro opaco, espuma beige oscuro. Aromas tostados, ligeramente afrutados, caf dulce y licor. En boca es densa con inicio dulce tostado y final amargo y acafetado. Muy rica.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eo (2) - - JAN 8, 2014 does not count
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, roasty, cough drop, Apperance: black, Taste: Sweet Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DarkSideOfBeer (45) - Padova, ITALY - JAN 8, 2014
Unimponente imperial stout in cui pi sapori si scontrano uscendone in modo elegante, carbonata al punto giusto prevale una punta di liquirizia e lascia il palato alla ricerca dei vari sapori che la compongono,grado alcolico percettibile ma senza esagerare poich le spezie camuffano i 10,1 gradi alcolici..che ricorderete alla fine del bicchiere!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1099) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2014
A black beer with a small, medium brown, short-lived, head that soon ends up as a thin film that neither manage to cover the beer, nor lace the glass. The aroma is very strong and heavy malty, with roasted notes and coffee, but also some dark chocolate. Its also quite hoppy and fruity, which is a good contrast to the dark roasted coffee. In addition I get lots of brown sugar. To l probably should have gone easier on the brown sugar, because on the tongue this is simply too sweet. Even the heavy bitter finish cant cope with the massive wall of brown sugar sweetness. Maybe if the ABV had been increased by 50% it would have worked, but for a 10% ABV beer its too cloying. There are some faint notes of pine in the flavours, and they could also have helped to balance the beer if they had been stronger. Other apparent flavours (apart from the brown sugar) are heavy roasted coffee, sweet fruits and some not that pleasant hints of rubber. The alcohol is well hidden. The oily body is full with a soft carbonation. Despite all my negative remarks I enjoyed this beer, and with less sugar it most likely would have been wonderful.
[37.5 cl bottle, enjoyed 4.5 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sureshpa (286) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2014
Aroma: Coffee (espresso kind), dark chocolate, marzipan, bit of roast, vanilla oaky, Appearance: Pitch black, no see through, beige (liver) big bubble frothy crema staying head, full lace Taste: Wow, very good bod balance between coffee (espresso), dark chocolate, slightly bitter finish, roast oak, very nice balance

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (2105) - SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2014
@Basunen: ganska tydlig kaffedoft. Även så i smaken. Något len men kanske lite bitter eftersmak. Helt ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fellebag (775) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle 375ml. Huge dark brown foamy head still building. Opaque color. Aroma is sugar, chocolate, alcohol and bark. Taste is sugar, birthday cake, cocoa malt and a couple of berries.


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