Goliat - To Øl

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Reviews: 57
Hads: 249
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 7.78%
Wants: 29
Gots: 42 | FT: 4
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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: 57 | Hads: 249
Photo of avalon07
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a pitch black color and a thick consistency. There was an inch of foamy, tan-colored, long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: As you'd expect, coffee was the main attraction in the aroma, along with some malt as well.

T: Tasted of coffee, coffee, and more coffee, but there was also malt, a hint of chocolate, light hops, and possibly some dark fruit. A big, vibrant, complex flavor.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Full-bodied.

O: A wholly enjoyable, well-made, focused, drinkable beer. (557 characters)

Photo of gford217
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375ml bottle.

Pours pitch black with an oversized mocha head that leaves some crazy lacing on the sides.

Aroma is heavily roasted espresso beans with a big bitter chocolate component. It smells a bit like an iced mocha with an extra shot of espresso. Definitely more roasty and bitter than sweet.

The first thing I notice upon tasting is the crazy smooth mouthfeel, but then the flavors start to come out. Initial taste has more sweetness than the aroma with some milk chocolate and sweet malts, but the finish gets roastier and roastier with each passing sip - bitter coffee especially.

Mouthfeel is smooth with soft carbonation and an alcohol burn that I wasn't expecting.

As a big fan of coffee stouts, I enjoyed this, but I wouldn't put it up there with Brunch Weasel or Wake N Bake. Very enjoyable though. (815 characters)

Photo of jlindros
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at Armsby Abbey stoutfest

Big creamy 1+ finger darker mocha colored head, fades slowly nice lacing, pitch black beer.

Nose fresh ground coffee, espresso, some dark chocolate, hint of dark fruit like raisin covered in cocoa powder.

Taste starts with chalky cocoa, slight mocha, bit of soy sauce, light briny taste, chewy malts, light caramel, some coffee and espresso but not the fresh grinds, bit of burnt roasted coffee, then lots of spicy chewy hop pellets, bitter bite. Finish is sticky semi sweet but drier, more burnt coffee, light mocha, spicy chewy hops.

Mouth is bigger bodied, bit syrupy, light boozy, decent carb.

Overall not bad, bit to roasty briny taste, decent hops though, malts are ok, semi drinkable, nose has great coffee but wish out came through more on the taste. (793 characters)

Photo of PatrickSwayze
3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Foggy/hazy orange after first pour. Begins to become more cloudy as you near the bottom.

S: A very beautiful bouquet of palm citrus hops that ate more on the gentle side then overly powerful/sharp

T: Damn i always love this beer every time i drink it. Massive well balance hop dominate IPA that kicks ass and has a great biscuit malt backbone to tie in all the flavors nicely.

M: Semi dry, with a slightly sweet body to help  create a harmonious mouthfeel with the hops

O: Yum is the word that comes to mind when drinking this strong yet smooth treat for the tastebuds  (579 characters)

Photo of rmccomas
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from the bottle into my trusty Ale Yeah birthday pint glass.

A; pours a black with a healthy tan head, leaving good lacing.
S; roasted malt and coffee are the primary scents going on
T; taste follows the nose with the roast filling up the front, and the coffee sliding to the back of the taste spectrum.
M; mouthfeel is very full bodied and healthy as one would expect from an Imperial stout, just a great beer!
O; don't walk, RUN to your favorite bottle shop and get this one, certainly one of the best stouts I've ever drank, and I am a stout lover from way back, so I speak no lies with this style. (611 characters)

Photo of PeterIngemi
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from. 12.7 oz bottle, into a duvel glass

A: pours a nice dark black with two fingers of a delicious chocolate milk colored head... Which has beautiful retention and leaves huge amounts of sticky lacing.... This is an exceptionally good lookin beer.

S: mocha, a very nice blend of chocolate, with almost a hot coco note and nicley roasted dark coffee, to be honest unexpected a bit more coffee in the aroma. But overall the smell is very nice all the same.

T: there's that coffee I felt was missing in the nose. Loads of coffe flavor mix with chocolate.... Kind of like chocolate covered roasted dark coffee beans.... A sligtly butter black coffe on the finish.

M: medium for the style.... I wish this one was a tad thicker bit it is still nice all the same.... Low carbonation. A bit of a bitter dry finish, very well rounded.

O: a very nice brew... I have already and will most likely drink a few of these bad boys.... Load of coffe flavor... Very well rounded... Haven't had a bad brew from these guys yet.... (1,024 characters)

Photo of aasher
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer arrived in Indianapolis a couple weeks ago. The beer comes in a 12.7oz bottle and states that it is an Imperial Stout brewed with coffee. It pours a medium bodied dark, dark brown that turns to black as it pools. It quickly gained a one finger dark khaki head that took a couple minutes to subside. The nose consists of freshly soaked coffee beans, bitter dark chocolates, roasted malt, with a touch of cream. The alcohol is nowhere to be found and everything is really smooth and works together nicely. The flavors are big and malty with plenty of dark and milk chocolates. The coffee hits mid palate and last into the after taste. It also has a light spiciness. It drinks a little light in body for the style but it works well for this beer, and makes it more approachable. I'm a fan. It has better flavor than I imagined. I would describe it as a poor man's Founders Breakfast Stout, with less coffee but more sweet chocolate and with a thinner mouthfeel. It's a nice beer overall. (994 characters)

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Goliat from To Øl
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