Jopen Extra Stout | Jopen Bier BV Haarlem

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Jopen Extra StoutJopen Extra Stout

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Jopen Bier BV Haarlem

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by paterlodie on 11-06-2005

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Ratings: 70 |  Reviews: 28
Reviews by Beer-Ed:
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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Photo of metter98
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

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Photo of badbeer
3.15/5  rDev -13%
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.

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Photo of Marius
3.15/5  rDev -13%
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.

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Photo of chinchill
4.02/5  rDev +11%
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.

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Photo of Keegan
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of schuim
4.3/5  rDev +18.8%
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!

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Photo of Mar02x
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

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Photo of reaganrvltn
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Dukeofearl
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of desint
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RuudJH
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of Liquoric3
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Erdinger2003
2.15/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

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Photo of Jose9e
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of BdM
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HiPpYcHoP
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of MasterfulIdiot
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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...

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Photo of marcbosch
2.72/5  rDev -24.9%
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.

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Photo of killcore
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Absumaster
4.52/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of DutchGermanguy
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gnikola
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of safaricook
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

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