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To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen N, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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.


jkwood04's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4367) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 19, 2012
375ml bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, hints of smokiness and dark chocolate, some dough, and floral hops. Flavor the same, with a weird coffee note at the end. Thicker texture. A good beer, but I am not sure the coffee really adds to this beer.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (635) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAR 27, 2015
375 ml botle at home, bought about a year ago.
Black body, with a beautiful, big, dense, coffee colored head, that isn’t very stable though.
Delicious aroma of coffee, wood, chocolate, vanilla, toffee, some ash, alcohol.
Tastes of coffee, wood, ash, dark chocolate, dark fruits, liquorice, some toffee, booze.
Full, creamy mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes alcohol warming, roasty-bitter, quite dry, but still smooth, with coffee, liquorice, smoky wood.

Delicious! Bone dry coffee notes combined with massive, roasty and sweet malts. The nose is almost perfect, while the taste is also great, but not entirely on par with the nose in my opinion. Overall a very enjoyable Coffee Stout, how I love it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1711) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2015
Pours black with a low tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocoalte, vanilla, roasted malts, brown sugar. Taste is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, brown sugar and vanilla. Mouthfeel is smooth with medium body and medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3175) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2015
On tap in Louisville (KY)
What goes better with brunch than a coffee infused imperial stout? Continuing its trend of only providing the best Holy Grale offered this monster at the Gralehaus during a busy Sunday morning. I’d love to try a sip or two of the regular version to see how much the coffee infusion modified what should be a great base.

Aroma / Appearance - A rich black pour flows like the last cup of coffee in the pot. Sticky legs swirl around the glass offering a mixture of black coffee, malt, and dry roasted licorice. Chocolate rounds out a balanced texture.

Flavor / Palate - Black coffee with a drop of skim milk for texture opens with a creamy bang. Creamer carries to a sticky finish full of licorice, malt, and more. For such a high gravity beer it drinks with a mellow nature. If not for the cost I would pick up a few more beers from To Øl to try while I continue to clear out the cellar.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (2261) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2015
375 ml. bottle poured in to a Snifter. Pitch black with a dense, creamy tanned head. Roasted aroma with dark malts, chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, coffee and hops. Taste is bitter-roasted. Full body with an oily texture and a soft carbonation. Long lasting dry and roasted finish with coffee, brown sugar and chocolate. Excellent, big roasted Imp. Stout.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nihtila (1164) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
Keg at Spitfire. Black, long lasting head, oily. Roasted nose with coffee nd chocolate. Palate is thick and intense. Flavour is plenty of coffee, espresso, roasted malts, bitterish dark chocolate finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimplySike (1035) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2015
375ml. Bottle.
Pours black with light brown head.
Aroma dark red fruits, coffee, earthy, roasted malts, chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, raisins.
Taste dark fruit chocolate vanilla sweets, roasty coffee bitter.
Mouthfeel silky, not to thick, smooth.
Amazing imp. stout. Mouthfeel is so good on this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
simont1 (345) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
Aroma of licorice, raisins, roasted malts, and some booze. The taste on this one is a quite boozy imperial stout with a huge coffee afterkick, as it warms up it opens up big raspberry blackcurrant flavours, probably from the coffee, and an earthy acidic feel. I feel like they used wrong coffee in this one, it feels like they added raspberries even.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Temptation (249) - - MAR 11, 2015
Very, Very great imperial Stout. Peculiar aroma, great looking and superb taste, quite complex, with hints of black coffee, espresso, vanilla, cream, liquorice, even leather. Rounded to perfection, undoubtely is one of the best brews from To Ol.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2837) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a short tan head that left sticky lacing. Aroma of ground coffee beans, chocolate, roasted malts and espresso. Flavor of dark roasted coffee, rich espresso, dark chocolate, dark fruit, roasted malts and some licorice. Oily texture, full body, soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (680) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
(On tap @ Mikkeller Bar Stockholm, Feb 25 2015) Pours black with a moderate, dense brown head, lots of lace. Aroma of molasses, bittersweet chocolate, dates, coffee grounds, oxidized a bit, roasty/sweet/almost tart. Palate has lots of dark malts/brown sugar/molasses sweetness, fresh ground coffee, raisins, dates, touch of vanilla. Goes from lightly bitter/tart to sweet. Finish leads back into bitterness with coffee grounds and roast at the forefront, a bit of roast cacao, hops in there a bit too. A touch of drying alcohol. Medium-full body with soft creamy carbonation. Interesting, kind of pungent and pretty intense with its mix of coffee, fruit, sugars and that interesting tartness. It is complex and enjoyable, but perhaps not as outright drinkable for me as my favourite imperial stouts.


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