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
3.13/5 rDev -16.5%
Dark brown with an off-white head, leaving some lacing. Smell is sweet, a little bit of cream, soft vanilla. Taste seems somewhat similar to Guinness--No, Guinness is not the only other stout I've had--It's like a sweet or milk stout, it has cream-like flavors to it. Mouthfeel is as if it was a nitro beer and has a little less than medium body to it. This was drinkable, but I probably wouldn't seek this one out. Probably worth a try if you're in Belgium.
03-31-2007 07:16:34 | More by badbeer
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
4.33/5 rDev +15.5%
Had this one on tap in a bar. The beer was tapped in a very nice slim glass. The aroma had hints of cacao and roasted malt. The head stayed on quite long and left a small ing of foam that was light brown.
The taste was a mix of roasted malt dry bitterness and a very hoppy layer underneath. This made it less drying mouthfeel than most stouts I had. At the end the chocolate tones come back again that made me want to a refill of yhis one, very drinkable!
03-12-2009 16:17:43 | More by schuim
3.88/5 rDev +3.5%
I bought this beer at the Mitra and I was very very curious about it. Finally a Dutch stout that didn't came from the Molen or the Emelisse.
A - A black beer but if you hold it against the light you see that the beer is bright red. What a foam, a finger thick, very consistent and beige. Given the temperature of the beer it is exceptional.
S - A scent of alcohol, chocolate, roasted malt, oak, a light coffee flavor and a bit sour.
T - Very good for a stout but a little watery. Presence of fine coffee and chocolate flavors. Unfortunately a bit too dry.
M - A bitter and dry beer in the finish. The carbonation is soft and the body a little too watery.
O - I miss the booze and body of a Russian Imperial Stout but that's logically concerning the style. For an ordinary stout it has good flavor but you should not look specially for it. If you encounter it, try it.
10-20-2011 20:12:25 | More by Mar02x
3.8/5 rDev +1.3%
On tap at "De Gouvenour", the bar attached to the Joops Hotel in Haarlem, Netherlands, in April 1007. No detailed notes taken, so based on remembrances only.
Pours a deep dark black with a moderate head that dies off but never completely goes away (until the whole thing goes away!). Aroma of espresso (which is one of the ingredients, according to the bar's advertising) and bitter chocolate. Flavor contains those elements, but not as strong as in the aroma. Dark maltiness, more sweet than dry, but the coffee creates some bitterness. Generally enjoyable, thirst quenching, good stuff.
05-09-2007 01:00:09 | More by Dukeofearl
3.63/5 rDev -3.2%
Stout beer brewed in the Netherlands.
Dark brown, beige head.
Smell is coffee. Espresso. Some malts, very little fruit.
Taste is strong dark coffee, and also ash.
Very dark bitterness, also in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is medium. the aftertaste doesn't linger.
Easy drinkable, due to it's 5.5 % abv.
05-07-2010 13:30:59 | More by RuudJH
2.08/5 rDev -44.5%
Pours nice little head that doesn't retain so well, but leaves a little head behind. The color is black, but does let light through, but was not brown (just very dark). The head retains enough to leave a thin layer on top of the beer. The smell reminds me of a Lake Louie Milk Stout for some reason (just not as good). The taste is bitter, very very bitter with some metallic flavors as well. I can tell at one time it had some roasty flavors. Mouthfeel was pretty good, not too bad and kinda smooth. Overall I wouldn't have another, but it may have been good at one point.
03-31-2007 07:06:25 | More by Erdinger2003
4.53/5 rDev +20.8%
This beer is a reproduction of a stout beer that used to be brewed in Haarlem, Holland.
Appearance is pitch black with a perfect density and a head that leaves a small off-white ring on the side of the glass.
Smell is incredibly complex, it has the burned, dark malts, which give the beer a rich, chocolaty, coffee, espresso kind of smell. And there is a slight sourness, that remind me of cherries. I also suspect some unmalted barley, that gives a oily smell.
Taste was coffee, espresso, burned and roasted, this yields a maltbitterness that is pretty mild. After it goes down, the tartness sets in and is a little oak-y. Some alcohol comes through after the beer warms. Not much carbonation and this is well done, it fits the style and should not be any higher.
Mouthfeel is extremely creamy and smooth, it reminds me of the mouthfeel whipcream gives me, like it sticks on the tongue and needs more swallowing to get it down.
Unlike other stouts I have had, this is perfectly in balance and mild, which make drinkability excellent.
10-07-2006 07:50:56 | More by Absumaster
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
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
3.85/5 rDev +2.7%
BB 04-07-07. Nice poorout with litle head and a black beercollor. Nose is esterfruity and with it good carramallic and burnt maltnotes. Overal sweet and fresh nose. taste is litle burnt, litle caramellic befrore good roast and hopbitterness comes into play. Good chocolate and coffenotes with it. Overall IMO good but misses the thickness of a stout. Fine but quiet high carbonisation with it. Well drinkable and IMO certainly worth a try but something else as much english stouts.
11-06-2005 13:41:36 | More by paterlodie
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
4/5 rDev +6.7%
a dutch stout but a nice one
S: smells like burnt coffe
T: roosted coffe chocolate taste that sticks in your mouth
M: the coffee taste is not leaving your mouth for a while and thats what makes a good stout
D: its good for the summer a bit chilled, in the winter its a nice beer for cold days not chilled
at al at rooms temperature.
12-22-2009 08:13:28 | More by redsonja
3.65/5 rDev -2.7%
Got this at the bottle shop down the road.
From a bottle into a snifter.
APPEARANCE: Dark brown pour yields a large, 2+ finger, thinner looking, tan head with lousy retention. Pot holed, Swiss cheese head that’s pretty noisy. Dark brown body, slightly transparent, with medium carbonation evident. Head eventually fades to a thin film cap, leaving some immediate chunks of lacing down the glass. Good film remains and leaves some chunky lacing down the glass. Head is a little unappealing, but body and film cap look nice. Averages out.
SMELL: Some roasted malt, caramel malt, with a distinct hint of cocoa powder in the nose. Some dark fruits in there as well, including raisins and dates mostly. Decent strength on the nose as well.
TASTE: Roasted malt barely, cocoa powder, and plenty of smoky flavors as well. Some caramel malt, coffee notes, with a good dose of bitter hop after the swallow. A bold and lingering roasted, coffee, and bitter hoppy aftertaste is quite refreshing. Nicely done.
PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Relatively creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly dry on the palate. Pretty decent.
OVERALL: Says it won a gold medal at the World Beer Championships, which is believable. A solid English style export stout. Definitely more English than Belgian in style. Lots of nice flavor in this one, and a decent nose to boot. Not one worth tracking down per se, but certainly one worth trying if you run across it. A very solid effort by an ever more impressive brewery. Looking forward to seeing more from Jopen. Cheers!
05-02-2011 10:54:36 | More by Jeffo
Jopen Extra Stout from Jopen Bier BV Haarlem
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