Goliat | To Øl

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
To Øl
Denmark
to-ol.dk

Style: American Double / 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:
#1,589
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
365
pDev:
8.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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33
Gots:
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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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Photo of AyatollahGold
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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Photo of Lone_Freighter
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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Photo of JD_Brewhaha
2.49/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Drank from a Central Waters snifter.
Jet black oil pour with full brown head and nice lacing. Sadly that's where the love affair ends.
Odd perfume aroma with some dish soap (no it wasn't from the glass).
Bubble gum espresso milk flavor.

Couldn't finish this one.

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Photo of Zazzi82
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Pours a jet black body with big foaming off white head
Aroma of real good coffee
Unsettlingly sweet coffee taste
Going to try aging methinks

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.73/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Deep, viscous pour with a beige head.

Aromas of slight Belgian yeast, some peppery coffee, spices, adhesive.

Flavor is very strong with sap, green pepper, coffee grounds, wax paper, metal, and a bit of chocolate, fudge, and green pepper seeds on the finish.

Feel is thick, chewy, unrelenting. Moderate carb.

Overall, $11 a bottle is not an appetizing price point. I'd pass next time.

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Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 365 ratings