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Jopen Meesterstuk 2012

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jeroenhensen (233) - Dongen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
Zo is in mijn ogen craft beer bedoelt. Sterk qua smaak, maar niet te. Alcohol is niet sterk aanwezig in de smaak

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Frans_Haarlem (4) - - MAY 21, 2012 does not count
For all of you who likes Russian Imperial Stouts, try the Jopen Meesterstuk 2012. Wow, what a taste. But be carefull, it’s a heavy one! perfect in combination with chocolate or red cheeses.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jur (468) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2013 Always the highlight of the year when Jopen brews their "Meesterstuk", a glorious rye imperial stout. Very robust, full of complexity and taste it is not a sweet as many imperial stouts are, but with a herby bitter finish. It is a sipper, weighing in at 10% like a Rochefort, but better!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
worldbeertaste (1796) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
2 year old bottle. Dark black with a red tint and a lasting, sticky, lacy, frothy head. Lovely balanced smell of dark fruit, malt, roast, coffee and chocolate. Medium oily body. Dry. Tastes of roast, dark chocolate, and a ashy finish. For 10% it’s smooth and super easy to drink. A fantastic stout that holds no apologies to anyone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (4254) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Dark brown, almost black. Thick, off white head. Medium body with a sweet, chocolately, brown sugary flavor. A bit of licorice in the aroma. Tried with Jess at the Jopenkerk in 2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BelgaBart (51) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM, 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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SimplySike (1398) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2012
Bottle 33cl. Poors really dark ruby black red with creme head. Aroma is coffee, some sweet caramel, choco, booze. Taste is choco, a good bitter, some fruit. A true masterpiece!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (6372) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2014
Pours very dark brown , good , bit darker foam . Rather week smell . Bit sweet, roasted malts Good carbo pretty intence taste . Bitter , some coffee ( in a good way ) Very drinkable . Some small parts of caramel . Good one !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jinroh (1241) - ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2014
330 ml bottle from De Bierkoning @ Amsterdam. Good beer to finish the month of March. Pours dark brown with a small beige head, leaving nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is fruity, molasses, sweet caramel candy and some refreshing hops. First sip is totally satisfying. It has a small bite of alcohol, molasses, caramelized brown sugar, dark dried plums, fruity roasted flavour and everything finding culmination in a dry, roast hop bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MonsterMagnet (1220) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle, bb 08/11/15. Pours dark brown with a large tan head. Aroma: rye, chocolate, dark fruit, somewhat boozy. taste: dark chocolate, rye bread, plums, raisins, cherries, wood, butter, hazelnut. Nice sweet/bitter balance, oily mouthfeel, long lingering dark chocolate and cherry finish with a hint of port. Lovely!

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