Jopen Extra Stout - Jopen Bier BV Haarlem
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3.59/5 rDev -4.3%
On-tap at Café t' Arandsnest, Amsterdam, Netherlands
A: The beer is essentially jet black in color - traces of brown are visible near the edges of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a finger high foamy light tan colored head that has excellent retention properties and hardly died down.
S: Light aromas of dark malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of dark roasted malts with hints of coffee beans and a slight amount of carbonation.
M: It feels light-bodied and a little airy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The light-bodied nature of this beer makes it very very easy to drink but isn't very flavorful.
04-19-2013 19:54:55 | More by metter98
3.75/5 rDev 0%
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown body with an inch of churned, beige foam.
Smell: Dark malty accents smelling of carob, light chocolate, blackened toast, scorched cream and licorice.
Taste: Toasty, roasty in the fore with some slight carob, less-than-sweet chocolate and very minor licorice. Minimal dark fruitiness. A chary bitterness creeps in at the midpoint. Drying with a persistent dark maltiness which slowly lingers on the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel overall.
Overall: While it won't knock your socks off with a myriad of complexities, it's amply flavorful and an ease to drink at 5.5% ABV.
08-19-2014 23:56:11 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.99/5 rDev +6.4%
Best by September 2014.
Served in a Sam Smith imperial pint.
A - Mostly black with deep ruby edges and small off white cap that left OK lacing.
S - Dark spfruit and mild roast. A really nice balance between the two. I'm wishing I'm poured in a more aroma flattering glass.
T - Roast character takes the front seat and some dark fruit notes round it off, just a hint of cocoa powder as well.
M - drying dissipating finish.
O - A solid bear, great transition for the Guiness drinker. Only knocked for the diacetly and mediocre head retention.
04-19-2014 02:38:32 | More by Zach136
4.09/5 rDev +9.1%
From bottle. Uncapping releases a pronounced dark chocolate aroma followed by expresso and dark roasted grains. The sweet and inviting aroma has some burnt toast too, but minimal burnt grains in the flavor. Rcih flavor with near full body and near medium carbonation. Lingering flavor of dark roasted grains, coffee and a hint of dark chocolate.
04-09-2014 03:21:53 | More by chinchill
3.8/5 rDev +1.3%
Yes, it sounds pretentious but I'm drinking this from a goblet-flute glass.
The beer pours out pitch black and there's a nice thick head that fades slowly.
Nose is subtle chocolate with a whiff of roasted light coffee. It's a very good balance between the two. I'm looking at the bottle as I write this and I've decided to name the logo of the man with the hammer Bart Jopenkerk, of the Clan Jopenkerk.
Bart Jopenkerk feels that there's a thick, milky velvet mouthfeel to this stout. It tastes true to its scent: a light chocolate coffee with roasted elements. Disclaimer: I'm partial to stouts so I may be biased but this beer is good. I like it and so does Bart Jopenkerk.
07-03-2013 18:33:16 | More by DropKickCharlie
3.91/5 rDev +4.3%
Bottle drunk at In De Wildeman in Amsterdam.
Again big pillowy head fades semi slowly with tons of lacing, very dark beer with some light sneaking through.
Nose nice dark malts, cocoa powder, light roast and faint roasted coffee, just bordering over roasted char but not quite there, which also brings a salty soy sauce character, layers of dark malts, besides the cocoa also black malt and roast, etc.
Taste lots of choc, dark choc, cocoa powder, nice melting Swiss choc, bitter roast and almost soy sauce bitterness, light caramel and toffee too, quite dry and bitter overall. Touch of a metallic twinge and very light acrid. A nice bitter earthy like hop comes through as well. Light oats maybe, chewy and bitter profile lingering on the finish, fairly dry but sticky, little coffee coming through on the finish with the roast and plenty of dark malt flavors lingering. Long lingering Belgian choc flavor.
Mouth is fuller bod, decent carb. Light warming booze.
06-16-2013 16:38:43 | More by jlindros
3.53/5 rDev -5.9%
Bought this at the Bierkoning in Amsterdam. Poured into a Jopen stemglass. Best before 03.10.14.
Pitch black body with visible carbonation and a fine bubbled two finger beautiful beige head that reduces slowly to a not too thin layer leaving great lacing.
Smell is chocolate, a little yeast, toffee, milkchocolate, vanilla, plums
taste is immediately bitter, espresso, no sweetness, little chocolate and aftertaste is slightly sour.
Creamy foam, quite a lot carbonation for a stout, bit watery feel to it.
Taste is a slightly disappointing compared to the almost perfectly complex nose. The appearance is good too, but the mouthfeel could be more creamy and less carbonated as this is a stout.
I will let this warm up a bit and eat some dark, fair trade, locally produced, artisan, blablabla chocolate in the meantime. Well the chocolate enhances the flavor of this stout like any other, but the two do not really harmonize due to the sourness in the beer.
All in all, this beer could be improved but it is still good.
11-15-2012 20:13:53 | More by safaricook
Jopen Extra Stout from Jopen Bier BV Haarlem
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