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Brewed by Jopen
Style: Dry Stout
Haarlem, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Brewed by Proef for Jopen (www.jopen.nl) until a few years ago. Until 2006 brewed by Van Steenberge. Now brewed at Jopen, according to the brewer.


Niller's rating

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niller (676) - Hammel, - JAN 31, 2013
Bottle. Salling, DK. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and a note of coffee. Flavor is a little bitter with roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Thin body. Nice dry finish.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1393) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
On keg at Jopenkerk Haarlem - Black body, with creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, a bit sweet, milky chocolate, leather. Taste begins is quite bitter, with lots of coffee, less chocolate, roasted malts. Bitter on the aftertaste too with good duration. Average carbonation, medium thin body, very dry on the palate. Overall a decent stout. Favourite of the night to this point.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fkoolen (286) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle at home. Nicely deep dark brown beer with a firm beige foamy head. Roasted malts dominate nose and taste, bitter, dark chocolate, mocha, a bit smoky and some vanilla. Dry aftertaste, lingering bitter chocolate. Prickling carbonation and mouthfeel, light body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4375) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2014
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 wonít knock your socks off with a myriad of complexities, itís amply flavorful and an ease to drink at 5.5% ABV.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Mainuh_man (127) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2014 0.33L bottle. Pour black with a frothy tan head that lingers. Aromas of chocolate, cream / lactose, roasted malt. Flavor is almost immediately to roasted malt bitterness with little sweetness. Some hints of anice and and coffee, with a subtle malt sweetness at the end. Finishes with a long, dry, bitter linger. Medium-light body with a thin mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Overall, really not a very pleasant stout. Unidimensional roasted malt, and not much else.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5669) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Nitro cask @ De Arendsnest. Aroma has toffee typical to English ales. Also some hay and hints of licorice. Flavour has English toffee, licorice and some ashy tones. Smooth and somewhat creamy palate. Feels slightly watery on some sips. Like a light version of Fullerís London Porter.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (392) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
33cl bottle @ home from Melgerís, Haarlem. Dark brown color, large rocky brownish mostly lasting excellent lacing head. Aroma roasted malt, caramel, dark coffee, dark chocolate, light herbs, light leather. Taste heavy bitterness, hint of salt and umami. Medium to full body, slick texture, soft carbonation, very long lasting roasty bitter finish. Simple and delicious beer, not very unique but I like it.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pushkinwow (2009) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
33cl bottle from Secret Santa 2014. Dark brown with a light brown head that mostly disappears. Light roasted malt with hints of vanilla wafers, coffee, milk chocolate and some caramel. Mild body and carbonation, slightly bitter, so so.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (3810) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2014
330ml bottle [as "Hans Klaver", part of the Bekenesserkerk series]. Darkest brown colour with thick, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white to beige head. Dark malty aroma with an odd, somehow perfumed nuttily touch, some green wood. Taste is initially dry dark malty, minimally roasty, later slightly fruity with subtle sweetness, hints of red berries and raisins, a nuttily touch, hazelnut pellicle, green wood; dry finish, slightly prickling carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TtV (71) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2014
33cl bottle. Aroma reminds me of Guinness. Deep black colour with a white top. Taste is dry, somewhat metallic. Quite a good stout.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GSAP (499) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2014
Koffiepak welke net geopend is, chocolade met hazelnoot en roggebrood als aroma. Smaak is licht scherp, pruim en koffie. Zwart zonder kraag.


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