Jopen / De Molen - Sin & Remorse
Jopen Bier BV Haarlem

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American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,148
Ranked #8,811
4.17 | pDev: 11.51%
Jopen Bier BV Haarlem
Jopen / De Molen - Sin & RemorseJopen / De Molen - Sin & Remorse
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Photo of mwilbur
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours an extremely dark brown hue with 3/4 inch tan head with decent retention.
S: Soft dark chocolate, medium roast coffee with cream, nuttiness, and toasted grains.
T: Bitter dark chocolate, brown sugar, toasted grain, dark roast coffee, and some rye spice.
M: Medium heavy body. Bitter up front, but settles into a distinctly smooth groove. Layers of malty dark sweetness.
D: A solid brew with nice depth of flavor. Comes across as a mash-up of brown ale with imperial stout.

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Photo of Antg8989
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark black with brown head. Aroma is very rich and grainy - dark chocolate and alcohol on the nose. Flavor is also dark chocolate. somewhat meaty and leathery as well. Probably would pair well with a steak. Overall, an above average Imperial Stout.

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Photo of beersampler6
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very nice imperial stout - my first beer from this brewery. “Best before Aug 2039” printed on bottle - a little strange. Pours a thicket very dark brown, almost black color with some fluffy mocha head and small rings of lacing that slowly faded. Smells of medium roast coffee, milk chocolate, malt, caramel, a little vanilla, light nuts and brown sugar. Taste follows the nose, fairly well balanced and a little more malt and caramel and less coffee than the American-made imperial stouts I’m more familiar with. Smooth, slightly sticky mouthfeel, not quite as thick and syrupy as I was expecting. Just the right amount of carbonation. A nice beer and one that I was happy to try.

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Photo of avalon07
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a deep, dark, mahogany brown color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a solid inch of creamy, tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. Below average lacing.

S: An interesting aroma of roasted malt, coffee, burnt sugar, dark chocolate, caramel, and vanilla.

T: Tasted of a decent amount of burnt caramel (sweet and unusual), a decent amount of roasted malt (present throughout, though subtle), a hint of vanilla, a boozy quality, a good shot of coffee, and some dark chocolate as well. A robust and interesting flavor. It's not as aggressive as some imperial stouts, but still works well.

F: An average amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a solidly done stout. Well worth a try.

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Photo of teromous
3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

From the back label: "Bottle date: 20 SEP 2016 12:56 20116 L16299/15"

Appearance: The body is black and it has a large creamy textured khaki head with a combination of large and small bubbles. Very good head retention.

Aroma: It smells like toffee and alcohol.

Taste: It has a nice burnt sugar flavor where there is a bit of burnt caramel, some extra sweetness, and some carbon at the edge. There is some prune flavor along with a bit of anise character.

Mouthfeel: It is very smooth. There is a silky quality to the beer which is outstanding. It is full bodied and it finishes very clean.

Overall: It is a very flavorful stout with a ton of character. It is not your standard stout, but one that has a bit of what might be considered "Belgian quality" to it. It is a bit reminiscent of plum dumplings. I would recommend it and I would drink it again.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a fairly dark black, with a small head, and not much in the way of lacing.

This smells really, really strongly of roasty and caramelly coffee- and I don't think there's coffee added. It's so strongly coffee-forward, aroma-wise, it's crazy, with rich dark chocolate and light smoke as well.

This is great, and just gets so much flavor out there without any adjuncts- it's pretty impressive. There's a lot of rich, sweet creamy coffee- caramel, vanilla, and chocolate, with a heavy ashy roast character, and a light bit of smoke. This is super bold and quite well done.

This is pretty thick and chewy, with a good level of carbonation for the style- which means low but supportive.

This is my first beer from Jopen, so I wasn't sure how it would be. But knowing they were collaborating on a big stout with De Molen- I had an idea this would be great.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Opaque black with a sticky medium toffee colored lacing ring.

S - Some light smokiness and char with creme and roasted dark chocolate.

T - Dark bakers chocolate, cream, some alcohol presence, some cherry but with some alcohol booziness. Finishes sweet, dry, and boozy.

M - Rich and full bodied, slick, lip smacking sticky, dry finish.

O - This is an excellent collab, recommended.

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

Best served at 51+°.
Poured a dark opaque chocolate color with a 2F head in a Stone Snifter.

Aroma: roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa nibs.

Taste: like the aroma with added intensity to the roasted malt, and finished with a light bitterness.

MF: very malt forward for the style.

Overall: excellent IS. The European approach is different than the American IS: more malt forward and a fuller body. Light bitterness. More roasted malt. I especially enjoyed beers from De Dolle. This is my first beer from Jopen.
Excellent beer check it out.

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Jopen / De Molen - Sin & Remorse from Jopen Bier BV Haarlem
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 26 ratings