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Goliat - To Øl

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

205 Ratings
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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.51%
Wants: 30
Gots: 33 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
To Øl visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with coffee.

(Beer added by: aasher on 04-07-2012)
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Photo of barczar
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

They don't get much prettier. Fourth in a flight, and sheets of lacing still coat the glass. Nice film of head.

Aroma is dominated by rich espresso, hints of roast malt, nutty, toasted malt, and luscious dark chocolate.

Flavor is coffee throughout, with rich espresso complemented by lactose sweetness. Lacks the acrid character often found in lesser examples of the style. The finish is roasty bitter, reminiscent of coffee grounds.

Rich, thick, velvety mouthfeel.

I'm not a coffee drinker, but this is a well done brew. The coffee hides the alcohol fairly well. Not the most complex stout, but it does what it's supposed to do very well.

Photo of Marius
4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ausonius
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of dcmchew
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%

Black pour with a nice fluffy pillow of mocha head, quite dense and leaving lots of traces on the glass as it slowly subsides.
Smell of chocolate covered raisin, mild sweet coffee, some juicy plum, dash of cocoa powder, black licorice, faint chocolate cake, faint leafy hop.
Big juicy dark fruit start, lots of plum, fig and raisin, amped up by strong coffee acidity imposed from the start. Works well with the following dark chocolate, hints of vanilla, black licorice, and brings a nice coffee liqueur feel alongside the alcohol. Roasted malts a bit late, but right at the end, quite ashy. Hops are strong from early on, rather earthy and not quite mixing well with the coffee, at least for me.
Aftertaste is a bit bland, burnt bread with some coffee powder. Still, dark fruit is nice and refreshing with every new sip. Alcohol is just warm. Medium body, smooth enough.
A nice imperial coffee stout, boasting with a big American hop addition that it could do without, i think. Still solid stuff.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

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4.04/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.35/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Photo of kevanb
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead tasting glass, side by side with the barrel aged variant.

The beer pours a jet black color, cola brown edges with a finger or so of khaki head that has nice lace a decent retention. The aroma is huge on the coffee, really nice choice of bean, smooth, rich, roasty, lots of chocolate, grain, a bit of sweetness and a touch of stone fruit, but man the coffee is huge and in your face, but really balanced within itself. The flavors are spot on, huge expression of coffee, chocolate, rich malted grain, a touch of roastiness, nice richness, mildly sweet with stone fruit and vanilla at the finish. The mouthfeel is excellent, thick, coating, rich, smooth, gentle but full bodied with an easy and creamy finish.


Verdict: A decadent and delicious coffee stout, all the hallmarks of a great stout with a perfectly integrated blast of coffee. One of the finest coffee stouts around, and in fact, one of the finest stouts in general. To Øl really hit the nail on the head here.

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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

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Goliat from To Øl
94 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.