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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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.


Tonkun's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (774) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2013
bottle. espresso pour with a thick mocha head. Iced coffee concentrate, charcoal, bandaid, caramel. light sweetness with a oaky bitterness. Creamy and silky with nice soft carbonation. long toasty finish. Very nice, except for the slightly long toastiness.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
giorgos_gtc (29) - GREECE - JUL 25, 2014
Extremmelly special beer. In the same level and taste with mocha porter from rogue. But I would prefer this one a bit more. Rich coffe and a sweet tastr of bitter chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2170) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUL 16, 2014
Draft at The Rover in Gothenburg. Very dark, creamy off white head. Heavy coffee and dark chocolate. Very rich, heavy beer. Creamy dark bitter chocolate. Good bitter to counter alcohol and sweetness. Terrific beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luser2000 (37) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 16, 2014
A kedvenc sörfajtám (imperial stout) egyik tagja, ajánlották figyelmembe. nem rossz ital, de nálam korábban már nagyon magasra csúszott a mérce, amit ez nem próbált meg leverni. :-)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (2638) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, Helsinki. Originally rated 17032012. Colour is black with small brown head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate and malts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (3698) - Holbćk, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2014
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Black with a brown head. Aroma medium malty (roasted, burnt, coffee, dark chocolate). Flavor medium sweet and bitter, coffee. Medium+ body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (658) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 15, 2014
375ml bottle pours dark oily brown black with 2 finger tan head. Nose is coffee, mocha, cream, dark fruits, toast, roasty. Taste is rich creamy coffee beans, chocolate, some subtle dark fruit, a touch of oxidation in this bottle, cocoa, vanilla. Finish is bitter earthy coffee, dark chocolate, toasty malt, cocoa. Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ragnampiza (342) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JUN 9, 2014
375 ml bottle from Les Vignerons. Pitch black, absolutely no light passing through, with a big, fluffy, forever lasting light beige head. Pretty intense and strong aroma, plenty of roasted malts notes, bitter dark chocolate (the 80%+ type), some molasses, vanilla, freshly toasted coffee beans. Surprisingly, not much alchool in the nose, very subtle. Wow, in the mouth it’s exactly the opposite. Harsh booze burn as soon as te first sip, strong bitterness upfront, just before a sitcky, brown sugary sweetness. Roasted, almost ashy, lingering coffee and chocolate taste. It’s moderately dry, and it works quite well, making it more drinkable, while reamining a sipper, obviously. Soft carbonation, almost full body, oily texture. It’s a big, bold, "in your face" RIS, thats for sure. Pretty good overall.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3018) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle thanks to Brian! Pours opaque black with a medium creamy brown head that lasts a long time and laces well. Aroma is quite coffee forward, backed by rich roasted malts and dark chocolate. Flavor is the same, rich mocha flavors, light plus sweet and strong bitter; perhaps too strong. Fair amount of acid from the coffee as well. Lingering bitterness to the far far finish. Fairly full body, fairly creamy. Why does it have to be so bitingly bitter? You know, sometimes you need to come to terms with a beer. What was blindingly bitter at first mellowed out after breathing (and or killing my tastebuds) and turned into something wholly enjoyable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (3108) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2014
On tap at Scratch Bar 140114. Seriously tasty beer with a big alcohol kick. Tread warily with this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
375ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Pitch black small head.
Aroma : Big coffee with brown sugar and piny hops, Acidic coffee.
Taste : Lots of coffee with roasted malt and chocolate. Piny hiops. Finish fairly hoppy with coffee. Some tar on the late finish with ligfh ashes and lot more coffee and piny hops. Persistent coffee and hops.
Palate : Soft carbonation. Thick oily palate.
Overall : Fairly nice beer. Big bold coffee but almost feels balanced at the same time. Less heavy than I was expecting. Nice persistence on the finish. Nice malt. Nice beer.


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