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Jopen Holy Smoke

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Brewed by Jopen
Style: Imperial Stout
Haarlem, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deze zware stout is gebrouwen met wat rookmout en veel donkere geroosterde moutsoorten. Hierdoor krijgt het bier veel drogende gebrande bitterheid. Deze bitterheid doet denken aan salmiak, jodium en teer. De Nelson Sauvin geeft het bier een sterk aroma van overrijpe mango en versterkt de teerachtige aroma’s (petrotonen). Volgens enkele proevens doet het denken aan een Islay malt whiskey qua aroma. Hoofdsmaak is gebrand bitter


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rikstar (1221) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2015
0,33l fles bij melchers vandaan. Zwart met een diep bruine en fijne schuimkraag. Geur is rook, soja saus. Smaak is bitterzoet met chocolade, likeur en zoute drop. Toppertje

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (339) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, licorice, soy, hint of smoke, hops. Taste is bitter sweet, roasted malts, chocolate, hops, licorice. Dryish ending with a roasted, hoppy bitter, aftertaste. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MMR (476) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
A very good Imperial Stout. Pours a thick black glass of beer. I was very much impressed by it’s smokey and bitter aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (1676) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
Mooie zwarte kleur met een mooir goudbruine kraag. Ruikt vanille, créme. Smaakt zoetig, bitter, vanille en kers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (1732) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
Pikzwart met een mooie bruine kraag. Ruikt gerijpte fruit, koffie. Smaakt koffie, chocolade en klein beetje vanille.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hansvf (267) - - MAY 3, 2015
Mooi zwart, dik schuim. Ruikt idd rokerig. Lekker die rokerige biertjes hoor! Hou ik van

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9771) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2015
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Opaque pitch black color, slightly creamy light brown head that lasts for a long time. Aroma is malts, liquorice, iron, but also a hint of some kind of very sweet fruit. Taste malts, maybe a slight hint of smoke but I don’t really get it, although I don’t mine cause I’d probably dislike it anyway. Decently bitter, decent body, decent carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4598) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2015
Bottle @ benzai. Pitch black colour with a medium to large sized dark brown head. Smells liquorice, iron, roasty, sweet. Tastes roasty, sweet, hops, quite bitter, black ipa, salmiak, salty, salty liquorice. Full body, nice carbo.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (3051) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2015
(Jopen Holy Smoke) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 9.5% Totally black colour on the body with half a finger of dark brown head, thick and creamy, with good retention for its size, leaving medium lacing behind. Subtle smoke on the aroma, chocolate,hints of vanilla. More smoke on the taste but still not as much as I expected. Heavy roasted malts on the finish, coal. Medium thin body, good carbonation. Hmm, tasty beer but somehow it doesn’t fit by the imperial stout profile.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adamnowek (539) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2015
Charcoal black with a very slight beige tint in the foam. Smoked malt and iodine on the nose. Taste is like the bottom of a fire pit with some chocolate and liquorice that fell in.


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