Extra Stout
Jopen Bier BV Haarlem

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Stout - Foreign / Export
Ranked #122
Ranked #40,173
3.66 | pDev: 14.21%
Jopen Bier BV Haarlem
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marcbosch from Netherlands

2.72/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Look: opaque reddish, head disappears quickly but leaves decent lacing.
Smell: not much in this department, essentially roasted malt and a bit of rubbing alcohol.
Taste: roasted stuff, malt and coffee, a tad of alcohol too. A bit of mineral/earthy tones as well, which I found a bit obtrusive. Bitter cocoa aftertaste.Definitely not bad but nothing to write home about.
Feel: quite light, not much body. Rather dry.
Overall: Decent supermarket stout.

Mar 10, 2018
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Dzu from Russian Federation

3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into goblet from 0.33l bottle/
L: Turbid very dark brown with a light foam head/
S: Dark bread, dark fruits and burnt sugar.
T: Chocolate, coffee, but too ordinary.
F: Low carbonation, light body.
O: Anyway it's nice stout.

Oct 08, 2016
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stakem from Pennsylvania

3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Small bottle ive had for at least 2 years in the cellar. Poured into a snifter appears black with a nice finger of khaki froth that fades leaving a wall of lace.

It smells roasty with raison, milk chocolate and earth. A mild oxidative touch towards the backend.

This tastes identical to what the nose leads on. Also present is anise along with the raison and milk chocolate character. Some oxidation, minerals and earthy bitterness and roast round out the rest of the profile.

This is light in body with modest carbonation. Take it or leave it, I dont think id desire having this again unless it was gifted.

Jan 13, 2016
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Marius from Netherlands

3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

33cl bottle. Very dark brown pour with a medium height beige head. Dried fruit, dark chocolate and overripe apple acidity on top of a metallic bitterness.

Nov 27, 2015
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Zet from Netherlands

3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Almost black, with a full creamy beige head that slowly turns into a steady lacing on top of the liquid. A nice strong smell of ground coffee beans, chocolate and cream. The aroma of the hops initially shows itself in the taste, bringing some citric and flowery flavours, without being to sweet or disturbing the "coffee-ness" of this beer. Chocolate flavours are also present. The ground coffee beans return in the dry aftertaste, accompanied by a nice bitterness. All in all a good stout and probably the only way in which combining the tastes of coffee and citric fruit can be successful. Good beer as a desert or a night cap. I chose the latter ;).

Aug 06, 2015
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MasterfulIdiot from Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Poured into a Duvel tulip. The liquid is totally black, and the pour kicks up a nice oatmeal-colored head that fades fairly quickly to a solid cap and leaves a beautiful amount of lace.

Aroma is nice and stouty. Nice malts, with bittersweet chocolate, hints of espresso, and a nice milkiness. Has some really pleasant desserty aromas, but doesn't smell too sweet.

Flavor follows up on the aromas, with some really nice and intense chocolate and coffee flavors, and a very surprising, but welcome bitterness. It's bitter throughout the entire palate, even though there are some very sweet-leaning flavors that dominate. Finish is pretty dry, and the aftertaste is kind of like coffee grounds.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied for the style, with a lot of very prickly carbonation.

Overall, this is very good dessert beer that is almost overwhelmingly bitter. If you like chewing spent coffee grounds, this is the beer for you! And I mean that in the best way possible...

Dec 12, 2014
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BeerDrinkersWorldTour from Northern Ireland

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Appearance – Good dark colour it is as dark as a night in Kolkata’s famous hole with decent head. The head was not long lasting and only mild lacing was left in the glass.

Smell – Quite a heavy smell of liquorice and dark coco hits you with this one and there is a hint of a grain store so the barley smell is apparent.

Taste – Follow the smell very closely. There and there is a definite taste of roasted grains which lingers strongly on the tongue. Bitter to the taste this one needs to be gulped like a Guinness to get the proper flavour.

Mouthfeel – A little towards the thin side this beer had great linger though and a bitter acerbic kick

Overall – This one won a silver star in 2011.... It has such a strong flavour it is very hard to taste the alcohol and the flavour seems to develop with each taste. A good little number and very surprising to me as I was not aware that the Dutch went in for Stout or that they were so accomplished in this style.

Sep 16, 2014
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

Aug 20, 2014
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Zach136 from Georgia

3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Apr 19, 2014
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chinchill from South Carolina

4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 limitd burnt grains in the flavor. Rcih flavor with near full body and near medium carbonation. Lingering flavor of dark roasted grains, black coffee and a hint of dark chocolate.

O: recommended.

Apr 09, 2014
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DropKickCharlie from Netherlands

3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Jul 03, 2013
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Jun 16, 2013
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metter98 from New York

3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Apr 19, 2013
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safaricook from Netherlands

3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Nov 15, 2012
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Evil_Pidde from Sweden

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Color is pitch black while the pale brown massive head is so very thick and creamy. Slow dissipation leaves lacings galore.

S: The nose fills up with dark hard roasted malt and some smoked ham. Dark dried fruits, not too sweet. Strong black coffee. This smells like an Export Stout should - dry and not that sweet.

T: Taste is a dissapointment - artificial. Smoked ham and dry dark roasted malt. Coffee.

M: Body is full and creamy/buttery. Low carbonation. Long roasted/burnt bitter aftertaste.

O: In all aspects, this is a great beer, if you don't consider the strange taste. This could have been the best Export Stout ever, but the artificial and weak taste spoiled that...

Nov 04, 2011
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Mar02x from Netherlands

3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Oct 20, 2011
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rvdoorn from Netherlands

4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: the beer pours a dark reddish-brown color with a nice head.
Smell: sweet and roasted malts, caramel, dark chocolate and dark fruits
Taste: Sweet malts,caramel, some citrus, coffee and nice bitter hops in the aftertaste
Mouthfeel: Medium oily body, soft carbonation.
Overall: Nice brew

Jul 23, 2011
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Jeffo from Netherlands

3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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!

May 02, 2011
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RuudJH from Netherlands

3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.
Decent stout.

May 07, 2010
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redsonja from Netherlands

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Dec 22, 2009
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PapaEugene from Netherlands

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark Brown almost black color with a one finger thick head that soon went into some decent lacing.

S: Coffee, roasted malts, cookies and notes of dark fruits.

T: Burned malts, dark fruits (light), hint of caramel and some chocolate. Some bitterness in taste and aftertaste.

M: Creamy, medium carbonation and a light body.

D: Not bad, I just wished the body would've been more heavy. Drinking became better when the beer warmed up.

Sep 14, 2009
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TKempe from Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep and dark in colour (yet still somewhat brownish) with a beige head that is quite small, yet very persistent and attractive to the eye because of its rocky texture. Great lace.

Smells very much like cacao, but with a sweet chocolate-like undertone to it. A rather dry, esprosso-like roastiness brings the nose into balance with the help of a refreshing, sweet fruity note. Little hops noticable, but enough to make for a minimal herbal contribution.

Very dry and bitter when tasted, with much less sweetness and a clear trace of flowery hops towards and in the finish. Lots of burned qualities and a slight sour/acidic twist that truly adds to the overall taste. A clean malty finish with a hint of vanilla and an even drier aftertaste, a faint hoppy recollection and something like a woody impression. Very bitter with a slight buzz from the alcohol.

Mouthfeel is somewhat smooth, but also moving into a thinner direction (which I personally like very much). Carbonation is perfect: both fine and strong. Medium body.

An outstanding and mature stout, very dry and burned.

Jul 23, 2009
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schuim from Netherlands

4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Mar 12, 2009
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Dukeofearl from California

3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

May 09, 2007
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badbeer from Iowa

3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Mar 31, 2007
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