Goliat | To Øl

GoliatGoliat
BA SCORE
4.19/5
352 Ratings
GoliatGoliat
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:
#1,489
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
352
pDev:
8.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
79
Trade:
7
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Photo of Rcaros
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: poured dark but not pitch black out the bottle. Finger of tan/khaki head with mostly compact bubbles with big rocky bubbles in the center. Black in the glass with moderate carbonation coming up the sides

Aroma: slight coffee, heavy pepper skin, boiled jalapeños, worcestershire sauce

Taste: toasty malts, sweet malt, sweet milk chocolate, slight espresso bitterness, slight pepper skin, very sweet all the way through

Feel: very full, thick, awesome coating

Overall: slightly better than good..

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Photo of madelf66
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of curlybird
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
3.57/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle poured into a snifter appears black in color with a khaki head.

The aroma is sugary at first then coffee, char and solid roastiness/earth developes.

The taste is bitter bordering on acrid, roasty dry earth but still maintains a peculiar sugary aftertaste mingled with booze.

This is light in body with modest carbonation. An interesting nrew to try but doubt id care to have it again anytime soon.

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Photo of GangOf1
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jonbonfondle
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of sd123
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very heavy on the molasses

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

Photo of bnes09
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dense jet black, completely opaque. Billowing, cinnamon colored head with exceptional retention and foamy coating lacing. Big roasted espresso, peat and charcoal aroma. Aggressive roasted flavor with lots of espresso. Burnt brown sugar and molasses. Descent balance. Full body, dry finish. Low carbonation. Excellent.

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Photo of DispyDnb
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mhenehan7
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BdM
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Probins13
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bylerteck
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Opaque black pour with a deep mocha head and great retention and lace. Huge iced coffee nose and even bigger milk chocolate flavour. Nice bitterness and dangerous drinkability. Excellent, rich, and tasty.

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Photo of user785335
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mikesobi
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SavageHopHead
3.87/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter glass right from the bottle.

Appearance: Thick bodied with a dark tan head rising to about two finger's length and it wasn't even a hard pour. Settles quick after a sip maybe eighth of an inch after the first sip.

Smell: Pure coffee actually take that back more on the espresso side coming off like fresh pure roast...makeshe nostrils tingle a bit.

Taste: Rich espresso and heavy heavy malts, light brown sugar notes are pretty evident. The bitterness is a bit of both, hops and the dark coffee with more doses of dark chocolate infusion.

Mouth: Not the thickest imperial but definitely well balanced and extremely sticky. The coffee is so strong the after taste just lingers on you cheeks.

Overall: Fantastic brew, has properties of a few other coffee imperial stouts that I've seen in the states but nice gem I found while visiting Iceland. Salud!

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

Photo of mig100
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Walbert_Neto
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hallu
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'd say this one is hesitating between being an American imperial stout and a British one. It's not as much on the chocolate as most American stouts. It's more nutty and on the dark fruits, like a UK stout. Of course the coffee is there, but it's not overpowering. Very nice and balanced, to be drunk at around 10 to 15° no less than that or you'll lose the nuttiness. The oatmeal rounds this all up in a nice creamy mouthfeel. It's a bit too sweet though, I'd have wantedto be less rich to achieve perfect balance. This is its American side. It can feel like a coffee cup with too much sugar in it. A bit more coffe and dark fruits, less sugar, and it would have been a masterpierce.

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Photo of imbibehour
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass.

A decent small head, with a good dark tan collar that manages some good staying power. Thin puck, but a good black tan hole of head in the middle from rising carbonation. Classic, opaque and very dark walnut brown next to black color. Leopard style lacing while drinking.

Aroma is an excellent mix of the basics. Coffee warmth that accentuates a roasty sweet malt base. Roasted bean and dark grains that envelope the nose nicely. Small hints of nice little hazelnut and chewy sensing nut like quality also make an appearance on the nose. Very nice and with soft subtle qualities, sometimes less is more and this is a perfect example.

Palate manages the goods, and even a few more surprises than expected. Silky body, even a mix of thick coating oily mouthfeel which lets the flavors stick all through your teeth. Noticeably sweet easily, but not severely, and brings out much more diverse flavors. Coffee and almost sweetened condensed milk, but takes a big turn as dark roasted malts kick in. Nice bitterness, with some tobacco notes, and a fantastic anise and slow lingering soft black licorice quality that really coats the back of the throat.

This is a real impressive stout that takes some excessive deal of sweetness, but brings out far superior and unexpected flavors. Much of the coffee notes on the palate though are lost, but what is replaced ironically is far superior.

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Goliat from To Øl
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 352 ratings
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