To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen N, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 370   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
morri (206) - 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 (145) - - 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 (898) - 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 (587) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle. Pour is a black brown. Aroma is of roast and malt. Taste is sweet. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1857) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2014 January 25, 2014 - bottle shared by Jake. Dark brown pour with some head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt and coffee, little bit of sweetness.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3256) - 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.

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