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Jopen Houten Haarlemmer #3

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Jopen Houten Haarlemmer #3 is een Russian Imperial Stout gebrouwen met geroosterde rogge- en tarwemout. Dit bijna zwarte bier heeft na de gisting nog extra gerijpt op nieuw Amerikaans Eikenhout. Hierdoor heeft het bier een aroma van vanille, eikenhout, koffie en fruittonen. In de smaak overheersen de smaken van gebrande mout die doen denken aan espresso en laurierdrop, vanille en een fruitig gebrande bitterheid. Houten Haarlemmer is de bijnaam van de Haarlemmers. Ingredients: pale-, amber, rye, wheat-, wheat-roast-, rye-roast, carafamalts, candy sugar. Hop: EK Goldings; whirlpool hop: EK Goldings and Admiral hop. Aged on new American oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (1487) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2014
Donker bruine kleur met een volle fijne kraag. Ruikt zacht zoetig, vanille, crème, chocolade. Smaakt zoetig, vanille, crème, koffie. Iets bitter en gebrand. Goede balans.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJvd (938) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2014
33 cL bottle at home. Pours pitch black with a small to medium tan head. Aroma has quit some chocolate, roasted malts, a bit of coffee, licorice, some vanilla. Taste has roasted malts, some chocolate, licorice, vanilla and a medium bitterness. Medium body, soft to medium carbo. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (2829) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2014
(Jopen Houten Haarlemmer #3) Bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a snifter, ABV 9% Pours a black coloured beer, with a tall light beige head on top. Thick, with good retention. Medium lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet chocolate, wood, light alcohol, vanilla, oats. Taste of wood, a bit boozy, vanilla, lots of chocolate, roasted malts on the finish. Thick body with good, soft carbonation. Very good Imperial Stout, solid!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
A pitch black colored beer, with a thick beige head. The aroma of chocolat with dark fruits a little alcohol. The taste of chocolat too with fruits and some woods. The aftertaste is some with with alcohol wood and some bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5468) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
Bottled from Drinks & Gifts, BB Jan 2015, large sample, served in a TeKu. Dark brown color, medium frothy light-brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, slight licorice, coffee, vanilla, oak wood, some red fruit, quite some chocolate. Medium sweet in taste, low to medium bitterness, slight dry, slight alcoholic. White oak gives vanilla notes, but also makes it a bit dry. Quite nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (640) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2014
33cl bottle @ home from Melger’s, Haarlem. Nearly black color, medium massive brownish head with good lacing. Aroma dark fruits and roasted malt in the nose, flavor is licorice, medium roasted coffee, dark fruits, roasted malt, toffee, bonbon. Light sweetness, heavy bitterness, hint of sourness just like some sort of coffee’s sidetaste. Full body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, medium lasting coffeeish bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (979) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2014
33cl Bottle. Appearance: Pours black with a tanned head of 2 fingers. Good retention. Aroma: overripe cherries, oak, walnut, vanilla and a hint of coffee. Taste: Sweet cherries, oak, and a little bit of Laurus nobilis and licorice in the finish.Odd fruity sweet and mildbitter for a Russian Imperial stout. medium body, oily texture, below average carbonation. Bit Jopen sweetish oak + fruity hops, allhough here it works ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MonsterMagnet (384) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma: overripe cherries, oak, walnut, vanilla, milk. Taste: cherries, oak, vanilla, milk, liquorice, rye bread, mocha, spices. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel. Sweet, with a little sour, changing to a fairly bitter and dry finish. Lovely!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TrefwoordPunk (818) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Pours pitch black with a small beige head and an aroma of roasted malts, espresso, cacao, sweet spices, wood, overripe fruits and syrup. The taste is medium to heavily sweet with complex roasted and some bitter notes. The finish is long and bitter with some roasty and spicy notes. Really nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (419) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2014
Pitch black, beige creamy head. Aroma and taste are full of milky coffee, chocolate, vanilla, cognac and roasted malts: very rounded but full of flavour. Aftertaste lingers long, quite dry. As it warms, it gets more roasted and bitter. Full body, oily and soft mouthfeel, low carbonation. Again, a very good beer from Jopen.

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