Goliat - To Øl

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BA SCORE
93
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57 Reviews
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Reviews: 57
Hads: 250
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 7.78%
Wants: 29
Gots: 42 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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Denmark

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: aasher on 04-07-2012

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.

Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium.
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Reviews by ThickNStout:
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4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7oz bottle from the Beer Baron (Detroit, MI). 8.99. Can't quite decipher ther date code. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Pours black with a thick two and a half fingers of capuccino head. A good bit of dark clumpy lacing.

Smells of strong coffee, cocoa and roasty malts.

Tastes of sweetened and creamed dark coffee, dark cocoa, cherry pits, brown sugar, molasses, roast malts and burnt caramel. There is a subtle alcohol presence but it drinks very smooth for a 10+% brew.

Medium full feel with faint but present carbonation. Long sweet coffee aftertaste.

A mighty fine coffee imperial stout. Certainly worth a try for any fan of the style. (655 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of kevanb
4.55/5  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. (1,015 characters)

Photo of TheBeerSipper
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Purchased this by recommendation from the store beer buyer. This is in his "top 5" all time beers.

Appearance: Dark in color with a malty creamy head. 4.5

Smell: Chocolate and coffee are strongly present. There was another unique smell. I took multiple whiffs to discover it. I can most relate it to an acidic smell like lime juice. It actually fits in nicely. 4.5

Taste: Very unique, wonderful taste. Has the chocolate, coffee, lime juice taste with some more flavors going on as well. Very good my friends.

I am very glad I took his recommendation. I was a little worried as I purchase another one of his recommendations the same same and had it a few days before this one. I was not a fan of that brew (we will keep it unnamed) but this one is delightful, Highly Recommend

Until Next Time

The Beer Sipper (824 characters)

Photo of SanFranJake
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of interistacanadese
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EastBay_Nick
5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Marius
4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ehammond1
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Dark black, thick body, with a small dark brown head that leaves the glass just absolutely messed with stick: sheets, webs, and lines. A simply, gorgeous, perfectly attractive imperial stout.

Very nice, expressive, bold aroma of roasted coffee, cream, and bittersweet chocolate. Simple but bold and very nice. Complete.

The flavor is just as good as the aroma, with bittersweet chocolates, roasted coffee, mild dark fruit, and a moderate level of bitterness combining for one deliciously, decadent, coffee imperial stout.

Full in body with low to moderate carbonation. Only a mild alchohol hint. Easy drinking, but rich and decadent, all at once.

Flawless. (710 characters)

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of kwkdmk
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4lo
3.36/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Back of the cellar dweller for a number of months. Maybe better fresh, but nothing to write home about as drank. (113 characters)

Photo of jpbebeau
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of 1BeerToRuleThemAll
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of acurtis
3.82/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RobertH50
4.56/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of bobWFMU
4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Sammy
3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A coffee based based stout, and a really good one at that. Good roast aroma. Very brown coloured body with wisp of a head. Some chocolate sweetening it. Understated carbonation. Very drinkable and tasty.Brought back from Lakeview Liquors, and thanks for sharing Liam. (267 characters)

Photo of tetu
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Bierleichen
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Black. A little bit of a khaki head. Nice wisps on the surface.

Smell - Lots of coffee. Sweet malts. A little roast.

Taste - Sharp coffee and sweet caramel malts, but the roasted malts make more of an appearance and balance it out nicely. A little bit fruity in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Chewy and medium heavy. Bitter coffee aftertaste.

Overall - Good. Lots of coffee, but the stout backs it up nicely and the flavors work very well. (508 characters)

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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Goliat from To Øl
93 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.