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Jopen Holy Smoke

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

distribution
unknown

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle. Black colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is liquorice, roasted malts, some toffee and alcohol. Flavour is raisins, roasted malts, ashes and some alcohol. Ashy and alcoholic finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7263) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2015
33 cl bottle @ hotel room, Bruges. BBE 03.03.2017. Aroma has syrupy malt, raisins and some smoke. Feels sweet and heavy. Flavour is also sweet and somewhat heavy with smoke, sweet rye tones, licorice, syrupy malt and raisins. Alsohol disturbs here a bit as it burns in the background. Still quite rich and nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vipinvelp (2766) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2015
WOW. Great looks, black with nice settling dark brown lasting, lacing foam head. Not too strong aroma, but nice. Great taste, bitter, tar. I like Talisker whiskey and this has resemblance. Lasting aftertaste, bitter, licorice. (Velp 201506)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ponx (27) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2015 Pitch dark with a minimal brown head. Aroma: Mild smokey, coffee, liquorice, caramelized sugar. Taste: Mild smoked malts. With coffee, chocolate, liquorice, earthy, nuts. Oily mouthfeel, medium+ body though. Pleasant beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (1871) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2015
Aroma of roasted malts, liquorice, tobacco, mild smoke, chocolate, hint of dark fruits. Flavour is medium sweet with a potent roasty bitter finish. Sticky and oily. Strong and tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berntholer (1348) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 12, 2015
dense stable thick beige head leaves structured lacng. coffee coloured. aroma is quad-like, dried fruits, dades, raisins, slight hint of leather. taste like aroma, bitter chocolate, ash, tobacco, bit spicy long bitter finish. creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. really nice! bottle 33cl / bbf mar-2017

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (7629) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2015
From tap at Taphouse. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee and dried fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
speedyxvn (3) - USA - JUN 9, 2015 does not count
Full taste, saw this at a bar near home. So epic! Full of character, not a lot of cream but epic black!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (14442) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2015
Draught at Taphouse. Creamy lactose aroma. Hint of smoke. Black colour. Small stable tan head. The flavour is roasted, creamy and smoked with a mild lactose bitterness to finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3888) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2015
Black with creamy, dark head. A very intensely flavoured beer with smoke, coffee, malts, whiskey. Bitter and sweet and fairly boozy.


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