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To Øl Goliat

Brewery: To Øl
Country: Denmark
ABV: 10.1%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Malts – Aroma Malt, Cara Crystal, Cassonade Sugar, Chocolate, Flaked Oats, Pilsner, Roasted Barley and Smoked. Hops – Columbus and Simcoe

Brewer Description: (from To Øl webshop) 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!

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.82
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: 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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To Øl Fuck Art The Heathens Are Coming

Brewery: To Øl
Country: Denmark
ABV: 5.4%
Style: Belgian Grissette

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Be afraid! Be very afraid! This puppy is twisting history. It is a Grissette from back in the days when mother nature was a young stud twisted with a smack load of hops and fermented with brettanomyces.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.62
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 330ml bottle, with a best before date of 25th November 2020. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Orange, lemon, yeast, brett, funk and light floralness.
Taste: Brett, funk, orange, lemon zest and a hint of pepper spice.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Slightly too much brett for me, but still nice and interesting.

To Øl Fuck Art This Is Architecture

Brewery: To Øl
Country: Denmark
ABV: 5%
Style: Belgian Pale Ale
Other Notes: Architecture is politics

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A nice refreshing funky Belgian-style Farmhouse Pale Ale presented to you by To Øl.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.36
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.2

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 5th May 2020. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark amber, reddish brown colour with a big three finger frothy light tanned head that had good retention and left lots of lacing.
Aroma: Funky, brett, lemon, apple and grass.
Taste: Malt sweetness, grass, yeasty brett, light sour, peppery, white grape, prunes and apple with a touch of caramel.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was ok, although leaning towards having a bit too much brett flavours for my liking.

To Øl Sans Frontière White Wine Barrel Aged

Brewery: To Øl
Country: Denmark
ABV: 7%
Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) “Heaven knows no frontiers, and I’ve seen heaven in your eyes”.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.39
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.2

Intro: A 375ml bottle with a best before date of 20th February 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: It was a hazy dark amber, reddish brown colour with a one finger off white head that dissipated fairly quickly to just the edges, while leaving sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Prunes, grape, white wine, oak, lightly tart and mildly funky.
Taste: Brett, prunes and vinous white wine with some light caramel and wood.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: This was interesting to try but perhaps not quite my thing.

To Øl Amass B&W “Black Is Beautiful” Oatmeal Stout

Brewery: To Øl
Country: Denmark
ABV: 6.8%
Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Brewer Description: (from bottle) “Black Is Beautiful” Oatmeal Stout.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.06
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 13th May 2019 (seems a bit long to me, but anyway). Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: Very dark brown in colour with a two finger brown head that had decent retention while leaving only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Roasty malts, chocolate and coffee with a hint of plum and prunes.
Taste: Dark fruit sweetness like plum at the beginning, followed by lots of roasty-ness and dark chocolate bitter sweetness. Finish is definitely more bitter than sweet.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was enjoyable, especially the bittersweet chocolatey finish.