Goliat - To Øl
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3.95/5 rDev -6.4%
Got this one at the De Molen beer shop in Bodegraven.
From a 37,5cl bottle into a snifter
Best Before 10 January 2017
APPEARANCE: A dark brown pour yields a 1+ finger, thinner looking, bubbly, dark tan head with good retention. Black body with lower levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a bubbly wisp and clings to the sides of the glass a bit. A ring remains until the end and leaves a few dot of falling lace down the glass.
SMELL: A big nose of roasted grain, dark chocolate, coffee, sweet cream and caramel. Some oats as well. Big oatmeal stout nose.
TASTE: Roasted notes, coffee and oats up front. Lots of flavor for sure. Big finish of roasted grain, roasted coffee beans, oats, sweet cream and bitter dark chocolate. Good oats and roasted bitterness here, with coffee and dark chocolate rounding it out. Nice.
PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, enough weight, goes down smooth and finishes slightly dry. Enough heft and very creamy as well.
OVERALL: This is really good. Oats on top of a good roasted base, with lots of nice chocolate and coffee flavor and a good feel to boot. Sort Maelk was perhaps more impressive, but so far, I've been very happy with these guys and their stout beer. Well worth checking out. Recommended.
01-12-2014 10:42:58 | More by Jeffo
3.73/5 rDev -11.6%
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.
12-16-2013 03:12:20 | More by Phyl21ca
3.71/5 rDev -12.1%
Bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Nice 3 finger dark mocha head that has good retention and a decent bit of lacing for the abv. Dark black body with no light penetration.
Solid aroma for an Imperial Stout. Starts off with dark fruit, and as it warms, chocolate and a small amount of coffee.
The flavor is similar to the aroma, but the sweet, chocolate flavor is more dominant. The roasted malt flavor comes through and combines with light nut flavor, coffee, and raisin/dates. Pretty good blend of flavors overall.
Thick texture in the mouthfeel and very little notice of the alcohol. Will use the world "solid" again to describe this one overall. Hard category to compete in for scores, but I did enjoy it.
12-15-2013 21:49:04 | More by FanofHefe
4.19/5 rDev -0.7%
Poured from a 12.7 ounce bottle into a brandy snifter. Stamped 9110112.
A: Dark. Opaque. Slightest head, moderate lacing. It's a stout, sure enough.
S: Why hello there coffee. Intense, impressive, and highly welcome. Sweet undercurrents.
T: Damn tasty! Quite sweet indeed. Currants, raisins, and dark chocolate-covered berries. Coffee is less apparent than I would have expected from the nose. Relatively flat. The sweetness seems almost as if it could have derived from candi sugar.
M: Thick, coating, flat.
O: This is a good beer, but perhaps not a great one. Recommended. Would have again, if not buy another.
11-09-2013 07:56:18 | More by AgentMunky
Goliat from To Øl
93 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.