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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen N, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 598   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BrunoSanchez (189) - Fermo, ITALY - OCT 16, 2014
Perfetta imperial stout! Colore nero con schiuma marrone. Al naso note di soia, caffè, cioccolato e torrefatto. In bocca corpo pieno con bilanciatura dolce-amara che nasconde il grado alcolico. Sapori liquorosi di cioccolato e caffè che ricordano il liquore "Borghetti". Finale persistente e caldo. Questa è una grande imperial stout d’autore!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
zebra (1724) - Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2015
375-ml bottle from wlvliquors coffee and chocolate nose, sweet dark fruit, creamy, boozy, gave good head, laced nicely. label said "imperial stout brewed with coffee".

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Cybercat (5055) - Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Rich, smoky aroma has a dominate note of quality coffee and hints of unsweet chocolate and licorice, plus a touch of - anchovy? It pours a deep, rich sable with a thick tan head that leaves generous lacing. Superb flavor has a core of quality roast coffee and notes of chocolate and brown sugar plus hints of licorice and burnt hops. Smooth texture has plenty of body, but lacks fizz. This is a must for Stouties - danged near perfect.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cervezapepinum (6) - SPAIN - JUL 10, 2013 does not count
Botela. Olor muy torrefactado, aumado y algo especiado, con un toque fresco a lúpulo verde. Sabor a café, ligeramente picante con un amargor moderado impartido por el café y el lúpulo, buena persistencia. Color marrón oscuro con brillos ambariños. Cuerpo denso pero no pastoso. Magnífica cerveza, desde mi punto de vista una de las mejores dentro de su estilo.

   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (3079) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Geez, I’m hittin on all cylinders tonight; another understated powerhouse. Poured at cellar temperature with a mammoth, tan, fluffy, frothy, thick, creamy, tan head that slowly settled, & with almost total lacing. Color is an opaque brown black. Aroma is malt, coffee, roast, cocoa, weed. Flavor’s like nose, sweet is only slightly more dominant in the sweet/bitter/carbonic tang mix. Also is a little fuit. Body is soft, but cut by perfect carbonation. Finish is like flavor, fairly long and boozy. Yummmm

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
wazzawazza (60) - Geraldton, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2014
Fantastic. Does the job with style. Expertly brewed and tastes like heaven. Come to the dark side.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Justin666 (125) - - DEC 9, 2015
Thick black pour with lots of foam. On the nose, heavy aromas of coffee, milk chocolate and malt. Taste is first rich milk chocolate and caramel before the coffee kicks in, resulting in a slightly bitter, but long, long aftertaste. Full body, soft carbonation. An excellent stout that I would definetely drink again.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Biroholik (828) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Kolor: Czarny jak biblijna otchłań. Czarna zbroja Goliata nie przepuszcza najmniejszych przebłysków.
Piana: Ciemna, beżowa średnioziarnista, gęsta jak budyń, ubita na sztywno. Bardzo długo się utrzymuje, można ją zjadać łyżkami. Lacing książkowy.
Zapach: OH MY GOD! Poezja dla moich receptorów węchowych. Magiczna płynna doskonałość! Olbrzymia doza słodyczy w postaci toffi, płynnej czekolady, wanilii oraz ciasta piernikowego. Cała słodycz okraszona jest olbrzymią palonością z kawową nutą na koniec. Leciutki alkohol wibruje po przelaniu do szkła.
Smak: Gęste jak olej silnikowy. Przy pierwszym kontakcie wydaje się bardzo słodkie, czekoladowe. Po kilku chwilach już musują na języku owocowe akordy składające się z ciemnych owoców. Potem znowu słodycz w postaci pierników i orzechów. Na finiszu mrożona kawa z wytrawnym kakaowym posmakiem. Alkohol perfekcyjnie grzeje w przełyku, jest słodko rozpalający. Oczywiście nie ma mowy o jego wychodzeniu przed szereg! Goryczka kawowa, mocna, torpedująca. Piwo jest bardzo ułożone, doskonale zbalansowane i wielowymiarowe.
Wysycenie: Niskie.
Podsumowanie: Piwo wypite z okazji 600 lajków na blogu Biroholik.
Goliat jest czarny jak zbroja tego olbrzyma, gęsty i oleisty. Jego piana jest trwała, wysoka i mocna jak jego pięści. Zapach jest obłędny. Jest wielowarstwowy i ciągle odnajduje w nim coś nowego. Przede wszystkim : czekolada, ciemne owoce, wanilia, prażone ziarna kawy i ciasto piernikowe. W smaku palone ziarna kawy, gęsta słodka czekolada, wanilia i cukier trzcinowy. Doskonała goryczka, alkohol ułożony. Pijalność świetna jak na takiego mocarza. Jeden z najlepszych RIS-ów jakie piłem!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MacBoost (1738) - Penfield, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Pours a deep black with a dark brown head. Massive roasty coffee aromas. Taste is similar .. This is the most coffee intense beer I’ve ever had. Anal sex in a glass... This beer is damn impressive.

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