overall
100
95
style
To l
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen N, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 611   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (8089) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2016
pours unclear dark brown, reddish tint, with a nice creamy beige cap, some lacing. tons of burnt caramel, strong turkish coffee, fragrant and perfumey booze, earthy coffee, hint of sweetness - raisins; salt. low carbonation, medium to full body - oily; warming, sweet and spicy finish. pretty nice danish coffee stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (8015) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 20, 2013
Tap at Fermentoren, Copenhagen. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin bubbly tan head. The aroma is peat and malt. The flavour is big bitter, coffee, dark chocolate and alcohol liqourice. A very nice beer, but Id prefer a lower ABV with less bitterness. More is not always best.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (8002) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle at T l tasting at RJ. Almost black color with thick beige head. Roasted malt, coffee, peat, ash in aroma. Roasted malt, coffee, peat, earthy notes, alcohol, wood. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (7965) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2015
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 27 Sep 2014) Black colour with frothy, brown head. Malty, roasted nose with sweet espresso, dark chocolate and muscovado sugar. Malty, roasted taste with notes of strong sweet coffee, dark chocolate, a touch of soy sauce, dark fruit and a fairly sweet finish with a generous coffee bitterness. Full body, oily mouthfeel, with a certain sweetness. Quite powerful, with lots of black coffee. Excellent beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (7933) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours jet black with a medium tan head. The aroma is hard roasted malt, coffee, bitter malt, hops, liquorice and light chocolate. The flavour is sweet roasted malty, liquorice, light chocolate and lots of coffee. A good hoppy kick as well. Very nice indeed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7787) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Sampled at THE FESTIVAL. Pours a dark brown body with thin frothy lacing. Aroma is sweet malts and Espresso roast. Mouthfeel is medium to thick with notes of sweet coffee roast, caramel and chocolate malts and sweet booze.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7744) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2012
375 ml bottle @ Kahdet Kasvot, Tampere. BBE 10.01.2016.
Pours a pitch black colour with a beige head. Looks beautiful. Aroma of strong roasted coffee and some sweet toffee. Flavour of roasted malts, roasted coffee, sweet toffee, bitter hops and milk chocolate. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a roasty, bitter, chocolatey finish. Well balanced and quite aggressive. Great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 13, 2014
on tap at braukunst live 2014 in munich. pretty close to black with a steady beige head; loads of freshly ground coffee bean in the aroma, biiscuit dough; some cocoa powder, sweet soy sauce, plenty of burnt bitterness. delicious

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimbleprop (7629) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2014
375ml bottle pours a very murky, opaque black with some creamy, beige head. Nose has fresh coffee bean, reminded me a bit of the fruity beans that come out of barrels, some wet earth, licorice, mild booze, some cola, some raisin, but mostly just nice/approachable coffee bean. Flavor has some more complexity, molasses, licorice, some distinct char, roasted malt, coffee beans, cola, some barbeque sauce, some plum, a little duck sauce, a little black cherry. Interestingly, a lot of the flavors can also be found in high end coffee bean. Full bodied, lightly hot finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2012
375mL bottle. Poured very deep brown with a tight-bubbled, well-retained medium brown head. The aroma picked up a hefty dose of earthy, moderately-roasted, very enjoyable coffee.. green coffee sourness on the back of the nose.. it was really hard to find other stuff in there, but Im cool with that. The flavor opened with tart, green coffee bean notes, with roasty coffee and chocolate following.. a little acrid on the roast front at times.. lots of coffee roast and bitterness plus alcohol warmth on the finish. Heavier-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. syrupy and warm across the middle.. quite bitter.. one-dimensional, but the execution was there for the most part.. solid brew.


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