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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: 598   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (7636) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2013
20 cl. draft @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. Black with small mocha head. Nose is cold coffee, grounds & roast. Taste is roaste coffee & malts, ice cold coffee is heavy, bitter roast is noticable in the back, more sweet malts & coffee, light herbs, touch caramel, more on the roasted side of RIS. Body is on the side of less carb. Very enjoyable but falls a bit short of quite a few of RIS, still very nice but probably not for the price this usually commends.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (7627) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle at T l 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (7556) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (7525) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2016
pours unclear dark brown, reddish tint, with a nice creamy beige cap, some lacing. tons of burnt caramel, strong turkish coffee, fragrant and perfumey booze, earthy coffee, hint of sweetness - raisins; salt. low carbonation, medium to full body - oily; warming, sweet and spicy finish. pretty nice danish coffee stout.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2012
375mL bottle. Poured very deep brown with a tight-bubbled, well-retained medium brown head. The aroma picked up a hefty dose of earthy, moderately-roasted, very enjoyable coffee.. green coffee sourness on the back of the nose.. it was really hard to find other stuff in there, but Im cool with that. The flavor opened with tart, green coffee bean notes, with roasty coffee and chocolate following.. a little acrid on the roast front at times.. lots of coffee roast and bitterness plus alcohol warmth on the finish. Heavier-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. syrupy and warm across the middle.. quite bitter.. one-dimensional, but the execution was there for the most part.. solid brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7427) - 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 Id prefer a lower ABV with less bitterness. More is not always best.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7402) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Sampled at THE FESTIVAL. Pours a dark brown body with thin frothy lacing. Aroma is sweet malts and Espresso roast. Mouthfeel is medium to thick with notes of sweet coffee roast, caramel and chocolate malts and sweet booze.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimbleprop (7345) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (7300) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a big brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, some burnt notes, coffee, nuts and caramel. Flavor is sweet and roasted mat with some coffee, chocolate, licorice, some floral hops and bitter coffee. Medium body, soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogivlado (7174) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 16, 2015
Bottled 375ml. -from Svijet Piva Zagreb. Deep black coloured, medium sized brown head, coffee and wood in the nose. Roasted malt, heavy but pleasant coffee, light chocolate and notes of hops with roasted coffee and discreet touch of alcohol in the finish. Decent IS.


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