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Jopen Meesterstuk 2012

Formerly brewed at Jopen
Style: Imperial Stout
Haarlem, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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In honor of Saint Martin, Jopen annually brews a masterpiece. Saint Martin was the saint of the brewers guild of Harlem. In earlier times artist and craftsmen had to undergo a test of skill. This masterpiece of 2012 is a limited edition. This year we chose a Rye Russian Imperial Stout of 10% for our beer. This thick black beer is full and strong in flavor because of the combination of roasted rye malt and various American hops.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BelgaBart (51) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM, - MAR 7, 2012
Got this from ’Kerstbierfesival’ (Christmabeerfestival) in Essen Belgium. This is for me between a Stout and a Dubble Abbey beer. There is this though Stout quality, but it’s also very easy drinkable. Hits of chocolate en roast. Just a very good beer !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9953) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle... Dark brown ale with a small, creamy, taupe head. Great retention. The nose is a delightful marriage of fudge and tangy, dark berries. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with gentle carbonation. The flavor offers 85% cacao chocolate, charcoal and nuttiness. Burnt, bittersweet finish. Kudos to MrHangover for shipping this terrific brew across the pond!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (21776) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2014
Bottled@SBWF2014. And so as I was standing by AST Wines when meeting the man bolagshataren, I decided to have a go at this one, which has been around for a year or two on the festival, but which my sharing buddies have usually already rated. The beer pours a very dark brown, close to black fluid, which produced a nice mediumsized creamy brown head, which also leaves some lace. Aroma is was raisins, some plummy notes along with mild rye bread and toasted notes. Quite mellowly, but still strong at the same time. Flavour is liquorice, some alcohol, sweet raisins, mild yeastiness as well as some toffee and spices. A quite tasty and balanced brew, occasionally Jopen does get things right as well. And probably the aging had mellowed this one out a bit too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tsekouratos (451) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - OCT 15, 2014
330 ml bottle from beernavigator.com. Dark brown color, thick light brown head. Aromas of wine, dark cherries, some roasted notes. Taste is really sweet, dark cherries, grapes, alcohol, some chocolate notes, like a liquer actually. Medium body with ledium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (9097) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2014
Still jet black. Aroma: chocolate and alcohol. Taste: chocolate, coffee in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (317) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle at Jopen kerk. Pours dark brown/black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, vanilla, some hops. Taste is sweet caramel, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee. Bitter hoppy finish followed by a bitter roasted aftertaste. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franksv6 (411) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
Dark brown/black beer with a small beige head. Taste like roasted malts, caramel , vanille and some spice. This 2 years old Meesterstuk tast great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (469) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle @ Jopenkerk, Haarlem. Dark brown, big beige creamy head. Nose and taste of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, caramel, vanilla. Very well balanced, soft (!) mouthfeel, low carbonation, good body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (715) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2014
33cl bottle @ home from Melger’s, Haarlem. Dark brown color, long standing medium brownish head with excellent lacing. Aroma coffee lqueur, roasted malt, dark chocolate, red wine, licorice, soy sauce, at the end more roasty feel appears. Alcohol is slightly present. Taste light sweetness, heavy bitterness. Full body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, medum lasting roasted bitter finish. Simply and delicious, takes some time to drink, I can’t recognise rye.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Daanminator (211) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2014
Na de Jopen meesterstuk 2011 hoopte ik op een beter resultaat maar helaas bleek dit ook valse hoop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4159) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2014 Bottle @ home. Aroma is roast, chocolate, caramel, coffee and malt. Flavour is big chocolate, some roast, coffee, caramel, pancakes with syrup. Great, but a bit yeasty after a while.

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