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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyReynolds (861) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Aroma is straight coffee leading me to believe this was going to be a watered down coffee stout, but it blew my mind on the palate. The flavor brought a ton of complex tastes and aromas. I get some vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee, burnt malts, roasted malts, and some sweet malts. Pretty damn impressive.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kabsetter (103) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle thanks to Brett: This was a treat indeed. Balanced and really enjoyed the coffee notes. Exceptional, thanks Brett!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3277) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2013
12.7 oz bottle. Dark brown with a crema head. Nose is coffee, chocolate liqueur, dark rum and smoky raisin. Medium to full body, creamy with a tang, almost like drinking melted chocolate. Taste is equally rich and decadent with fudge, Irish coffee, tart blackberries and citrus pith. Hits on all cylinders.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2013
12.7oz green glass bottle pours very dark with a thin mocha colored head of foam. The aroma offers up big roasted coffee beans with a mild degree of dark roasted malts and malt sweetness in the background. The taste is rich with roasty coffee notes as well as lesser amounts of sweet malts, dark roasted malts, a dash of burnt malts and hints of spicy black licorice. Into the finish it just gets all sweet and nectar like and demanding another sip. Great stuff with plenty of depth, richness, smoothness and yum to keep me happy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Idiosynkrasie (3587) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2013
375ml bottle. Pitch black with average, creamy, lasting, lacing, brown head. Dark malty aroma with floral overtones, notes of chocolate and coffee, later and deeper also soy sauce and balsamico. Taste is moderately sweet dark malty, hints of honey, cautious tartness, spicy notes. Smooth, silk, oily palate.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyit (3446) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2013
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of alcohol, coffee, roasted malt, earthy, A flavor of coffee, dark chocolate, dusty, alcohol, cold coffee, hops and weak hints of prunes. A lovely bitter finish!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC - Clerkenwell, London. Cheers to Ben for sharing this beast! Pours thick black with a big, beige foam head. Huge coffee nose. Big sweet flavor with dark fruits, rich espresso, light alcohol burn. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish, somewhat oily, with lots of dark chocolate, moderate bittersweet cocoa, coffee beans, earth, dirt. Rich yet still quite nicely balanced. Great stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1051) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours blac with a dark brown head. Aroma of roasted earthy coffee, vanilla, sweet liquorice, chocolate, dark dried fruits and some weak hops. Gentle smoke. I really like this clean ImpStout aroma. Taste of brilliant coffee, liquorice, dark dried fruits, roasted malts, bitter coffee, vanilla, cigar and some hops here as well. A bit dry woody feel to this also. Really nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (6934) - Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
Draught. Nice coffee, cocoa, and dark fruit medley. Not super boozy. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bax (1093) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 14, 2013
(bottle 14/04-2013) large dark brown head, black color, roasted coffee aroma, soft co2, smooth roasted coffee taste, fit body. BB date 10/01/17. Label is red with the following white text: Goliat Imperial Stout.


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