overall
100
95
style
To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen N, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 657   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   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.

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4.1
AirForceHops (7238) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Draft at The Happy Raven, Lincoln, Nebraska. The coffee is bold lingering for days. Deep dark chocolate, deep ash. The body is full and creamy with a smooth Velvet mouthfeel. Very nice construction of this imperial stout.

4.2
Batavi (388) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2016
Fles gekocht bij Vinotake in Waalwijk, uitgeschonken in een To Øl teku glas. Zwart van kleur, met een compacte stevige bruine schuimkraag. Het aroma heeft zeer veel tonen van koffie, vers gebrande koffiebonen, aangevuld met notities van donkere chocolade, karamel, donker fruit, geroosterde mout, verder ook verassende licht zurige en aardachtige tonen. Het smaakpallet is zoet, zuur en bitter en wordt grotendeels gedragen door de koffie, aardachtige, licht zurige en bittere tonen van koffie, in de vorm van vers gebrande koffiebonen, cappuccino, espresso en koffielikeur. Verder chocolade, karamel en zurige aardachtige tonen. Het mondgevoel is romig met een zachte carbonatie. Ook deze Goliat is een prachtig bier van To Øl de iets zurige tonen voorkomen een hogere score voor mij, Ik ben ook benieuwd naar de bourbon BA Goliat, die ik ook nog heb staan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
MMJL (427) - Gliwice, POLAND - MAR 17, 2016
W zapachu z butelki kawa, sos sojowy. Piana wysoka, drobna, jasnobrązowa. W barwie piwo czarne, całkowicie nieprzejrzyste. W aromacie ze szkła intensywna świeżo parzona kawa, paloność, rodzynki, śliwka suszona, sos sojowy, maggi. W smaku paloność, słodycz, rodzynki, kawowa kwaskowość. Intensywna goryczka - i chmielowa i palona. Długi posmak. W odczuciu pełne, ciężkie. Lekki alkohol - grzejący, miły.

4.2
KoNrRiI (1512) - Århus, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2016
0.375 bottle. Black in color with a small, thick, creamy, tanned head. Strong aroma of coffee, roasted malts, hints of lactose, some earthy tones, toffee, and vanilla - an amazing combination. Taste is obviously strongly marked by coffee but it does not entirely dominate the sensation like in most beers with this adjunct. The taste is replete with dark fruits, chocolate, some gingerbread, a bit of nuts too. A full body, a thick texture, and an almost flat carbonation. Finish is long, fruitier than the rest and definitely sweet. Overall, the beer is marvelous, its richness and complexity stand out from the crowd of imperial stouts whose brewers thought that dumping a bag of coffee into the tank would somehow be beneficial. Instead, although noticeable, coffee does not necessarily play the first fiddle here and a few other players come to the fore.

4
jamestulloch (4111) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2016
Keg at Usher’s. Black body with a dense tan head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of espresso, raisins and dark chocolate. Flavour of chocolate ice-cream, nuts, roasted malt and coffee. Medium body with a powdery mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Sumptuous.

4.7
MelvinKalksma (1536) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2017
Aroma:
Heavy aroma of malts, caramel, dark fruit, liquorice, chocolate, molasses, mocha, roasted malts and coffee.

Appearance:
Opaque black beer with slight yeast and with a medium dark brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts heavy sweet with malts, caramel, dark fruit, liquorice, chocolate, molasses and mocha; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts and coffee.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. What a great beer with loads of flavour. The key is to not take a full sip, because that would make the beer way too sweet. Amazing appearance and palate; and the aroma and taste are only slightly behind.

4.2
coachd (836) - Missouri, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Good roasty coffee aroma with some lactose sweetness and booze. Jet black color with a huge fluffy head of brown foam. Cappuccino coffee flavor with plenty of sweetness to cut the bitterness. Very well balanced and drinkable. The palate is silky and just thick enough. This is a great offering from a Brewer that I need to try more from. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
Aleksander (19) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 11, 2016
very strong taste and complexity, very dense, perfect look, one of the best imperial stouts I’ve tried

3.9
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 6, 2016
from bottle poured solid black & oily with a lasting frothy tan head tastes pretty intense full of rich bitter coffee syrupy sweet spicy fruity flavours with a long warm tangy slight cough mixture aftertaste

4.1
RLiddell (135) - Valrico, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2016
On tap at Wright Bros. brew and brew. Pours opaque black with minimal head. Taste is coffee forward with quite a bit of sweetness. Really nice find!


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