Goliat | To Øl

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
To Øl
Denmark
to-ol.dk

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by aasher on 04-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,744
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
369
pDev:
8.59%
 
 
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34
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78
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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IckyT2012
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Dark translucent brown pour into over-sized snifter yields and opaque black body in the glass... Center pour produced a few fingers of dark foam that draped some lace arms inside the glass... Molasses, char, chocolate and coffee on the nose, followed by more of the same on the sip... Additional taste impressions had herbal and woodsy notes, like tobacco, cedar/oak, anise, and ash... Smooth and creamy, medium-full-bodied, with a little bit of stickiness leaving a mild bitter shellac on the tongue... Moderately sweet... Long finish dried somewhat with an herbal chocolaty coffee aftertaste... Foil wrap had a 10/25/21 best by date... $11.99 for a 12.7 oz bottle at Total Wine... Decent, but the charred herbal edge wasn't too much to my liking - at least not in combination with the molasses-and-coffee sweetness...

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Photo of mcthfg
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephenlee
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeBogert53
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
3.82/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A 375ml bottle with a best before date of 12th January 2019. Poured into a snifter glass.

Appearance: A dark brown to black colour with a one finger puffy brown head that had pretty good retention and left some small spotty lacing.

Aroma: Coffee, chocolate with light herbal, hops and booze at the end.

Taste: Light roasted malts, coffee and chocolate with light earthy and herbal hop tones late on.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall: The earthy and herbal element on the finish in both aroma and taste was maybe a bit too much for me, but otherwise, it was still quite good.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wshinevar
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SoPeL
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.64/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Taste: intense, complex, semi sweet chocolate, coffee, toffee, smooth viscous mouth-feel. Malty, earthy nutty, coffee bean nose. Black, opaque, tall dark brown head with webbed lattice of lace on the glass. Full body. Great, refined stout.

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Photo of addicted2thebarrel
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JakerLou
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vidblain
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of giediprime41
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jroof1
3.46/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of moose1980
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nothing like pouring a Stout with a great head, and this one delivers - thick and mocha-colored. If smelled blindly, I would assume this to be coffee. The added sugar gives it some nice sweetness to pair with the roasted coffee/malts notes. Bitter finish.

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3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a thin off white to tan foamy head. Stringy lacing running here and there on the glass. The smell started off with a sweet to roasty cocoa to dried coffee bean. Light vanilla slides in for the balance. The taste was mainly sweet with a moderately roasty to robust dried coffee flavor combining into the cocoa. There’s a dry coffee aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt nice and somewhat low. Overall, as an Imperial Stout, it’s nicely done and I could definitely see myself coming back to this.

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Photo of josanguapo
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

From Miguel. In Teku glass. Playing Grim Legends 3. Very smooth, probably because of the oats. Plenty of milky notes. Soft coffee profile. Really sweet, leaving the glass sticky.

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Photo of Dzu
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from tap.
L: pitch black with a massive coffee like foam head.
S: Cocoa beans, dark chocolate, rich and complex.
T: chocolat, milk, caramel. Sweets.
F: full body and medium carbonation.
O: too sweet for me but great.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.67/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12.7 oz. bottle

Pours opaque black with a creamy brown foam head. Smells slightly spicy, vinous and fruity with some raw pepper, dark berries, red plum, black cherry, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, brown sugar, caramel, molasses, dark roasted toasty malts, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like sweet spicy fruity vinous berries, red plum, black cherry, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, sweet brown sugar, caramel, molasses, dark roasted toasty malts, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice and unique imperial stout with coffee.

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Goliat from To Øl
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 369 ratings