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To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen N, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 419   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5671) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2012
(draught) espresso brown, soapy deep tan bubbles and excellent lacing. Nose of coffee, fig, chocolate, fairly complex. Taste of old coffee, dark chocolate, fig, Bakers chocolate, medium thick Mouthfeel and fairly creamy. Not sure why I don’t love it more. Good not great.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Bottle. Black with a creamy light brown head. Good strong chocolate cherry coffee and citrus aroma and taste with roasted grain notes throughout and a creamy thick sticky palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (5532) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2013
1/IV/13 - 37.5cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: 10/I/17 (2013-291)

Dark brown to black beer, creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, passion fruits, pineapple, some caramel, lemony, bit soapy, coffee, cocoa powder. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body, creamy texture. Taste: caramel, some mocha, pretty fruity, sweet, bitter hops, exotic fruits. Aftertaste: mocha, coffee, caramel, bit sourish, exotic fruits, dried cranberries, bit sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5468) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2013
Tap @ Beer Temple. Dark color, medium brown head. Aroma of loads of coffee, roasted malt, chocolat. Nice spicy coffee which blends very nicely with the roasted malts from the base beer, the coffee is quite present but never overpowers the base beer. Soft bitter taste, medium sweetness. Full bodied. Very nice stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5449) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2013
Shared 375 ml bottle, thanks to Ole Anders. Pitch black colour, moderate tan head. Strong roasty aroma of coffee and wood, a hint of ashes. Even more distinct roasty and coffee notes in the flavour, quite dry, woody and ashy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 14, 2013
From Salling, Aarhus, DK. Bottled, 010413. Black with small head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Flavour with caramel, chocolate and some dried fruit.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimbleprop (5347) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2014
375ml bottle pours a very murky, opaque black with some creamy, beige head. Nose has fresh coffee bean, reminded me a bit of the fruity beans that come out of barrels, some wet earth, licorice, mild booze, some cola, some raisin, but mostly just nice/approachable coffee bean. Flavor has some more complexity, molasses, licorice, some distinct char, roasted malt, coffee beans, cola, some barbeque sauce, some plum, a little duck sauce, a little black cherry. Interestingly, a lot of the flavors can also be found in high end coffee bean. Full bodied, lightly hot finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (5347) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle at Tø Øl tasting at RJ. Almost black color with thick beige head. Roasted malt, coffee, peat, ash in aroma. Roasted malt, coffee, peat, earthy notes, alcohol, wood. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5247) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 20, 2013
Tap at Fermentoren, Copenhagen. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin bubbly tan head. The aroma is peat and malt. The flavour is big bitter, coffee, dark chocolate and alcohol liqourice. A very nice beer, but I’d prefer a lower ABV with less bitterness. More is not always best.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (5229) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2012
Sample at SBWF 2012. Very dark brown with a small tan head. Quite a lot of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, wood, some alcohol and notes of earth. An interesting and complex beer, tasty.


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