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Goliat - To Øl

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184 Ratings
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 27
Gots: 30 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with coffee.

(Beer added by: aasher on 04-07-2012)
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Reviews by beholder_pl:
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4.84/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Truly amazing beer. By far the best Imperial Stout I've tasted. Gonna get me another bottle for aging. Goliat was a mighty warrior (defeated, but still), and this is a mighty beer.

Appearance: before opening the bottle I was almost certain it was painted black. Really, even the texture of the glass seemed like painted. Beer itself is pitch black with a thick tan / dark tan head. Great lacing.

Aroma: dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and some nice alcohol notes in the back. A perfect combination considering the time of year.

Taste: coffee and roasted malts with the first few sips, later comes dark chocolate with alcohol again. Flavours are intense and "in your face", except the alcohol notes, those are still very pleasant and warming, but doesn't feel like a 10,1% ABV.

Mouthfeel: very low carbonation, but not flat. Medium to full bodied.

Overall: Outstanding Imperial Stout, a beer you have to try.

beholder_pl, Feb 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

SanFranJake, Dec 04, 2013
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EastBay_Nick, Jul 14, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
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.


ehammond1, Jul 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Cynic-ale, Nov 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

jpbebeau, Sep 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

1BeerToRuleThemAll, Mar 14, 2014
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RobertH50, Sep 14, 2014
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bobWFMU, Sep 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Griffith, Jul 10, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Sammy, Jun 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

tetu, Jan 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Ciocanelu, May 07, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

Alieniloquium, Jun 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

bkeller04, Mar 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

ohiobeer29, Feb 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

zonker17, Apr 01, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This was absolutely fantastic. My expectations were high, and it surpassed them in grand form.

Poured this one in a Jester King glass and the appearance was jet black with a small mocha head.

The nose was very nice with mostly cocoa and roasted coffee taking front seat.

Wow. The taste was truly amazing. It started with a sweet toffee and chocolate, but before becoming too sweet, the roasted coffee flavors appeared to bring a very nice balance. The finish was a sweet roasted mocha that lingered with a hint of bitterness.

The mouth feel was on the thicker side, but still allowed for a slick coating which really made for a creamy, silk feel. Carbonation was moderate.

Overall, the balance of this beer was very impressive. Everything hit on all cylinders and was truly one of the best beers I've tasted. I will definitely be buying this again.

Riverwarrior, Feb 15, 2014
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DrewZ926, Jan 22, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a rather large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of medium sweet chocolates notes with light roasted malt notes. Taste is also dominated some black chocolates notes with light roasted malt, light coffee notes with light residual sugars. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no clear apparent alcohol. Enjoyable but a bit short in terms of complexity.

Phyl21ca, Dec 16, 2013
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Goliat from To Øl
93 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.