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Brewed by Jopen
Style: American Strong Ale
Haarlem, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Spiced with American hops.


MoritzF's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, - OCT 20, 2012
(bottle, 33cl) Clear, reddish amber colour with a firm medium-sized tanned foamy head. Moderately piney and slightly citric hoppy aroma with notes of dark malt, caramel and liquorice. Bitter and moderately sweet flavour, medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation. Dark malt character with caramel, liquorice, accompanied by piney and mildly fruity hops; present dark malty sweetness towards the moderately fruity and bitter hoppy finish with warming alcoholic notes. Not the best ASA, but nevertheless a pleasant Ale. 20.X.12


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franksv6 (249) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2014
Dark unclear brown beer with a beige head. Taste is caramel, yeast, sweet raisins, chocolate and a nice bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
langeveld12 (249) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2014
Poured a frothy off-white head that mostly diminishes. Body is hazy Ruby Brown, sparkles are visible. Aroma contains light malts (cookie, toasted malts, molasses, mild coffee and milk chocolate), light hops (flowers, orange) and grape, raisin, plum, cherry, cassis, tawny port, brown sugar, licorice, cola and spices. Flavor is light acidic, then light acidic and sweet, followed by sweet and light bitter and finishing in bitter. Body is medium to full with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Nice balanced beer for the cold winter nights.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Daanminator (153) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2014
Mooi donker bier. Wit/koperen schuimkop. Mooi fris/zoet bouquette. Smaak is fris, gist en wat choco en een klein bittertje. Heel mooi bier dit.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cory (340) - , California, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle. Brown sugar, walnut, brown sugar aroma. Taste is walnut skins, metallic with a dry bitter finish. Overall it’s very sweet aroma and weird metallic taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1373) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
On tap at Arendsnest, Amsterdam. Deep brown with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel, dates, figs, raisins, brandy, English toffee. Full bodied, syrupy mouthfeel, rich and sweet on the palate with a warming finish. Taste is raisins, honey, caramel, dates, figs, prunes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3556) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2014
Draft ar ACBC Pours dark brown , good white foam . Smell is sweet, vanilla, oaky aspects . Taste is bitter, sweet, grainy , bit booze . Caramelly , nice .

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (4215) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2014
Tasting glass draft @ AC/CB. People at the stand described this one as a Barley Wine. Dark ruby brown, small creamy brown head. Very strange brew, smell is paint thinner, chemical, malty, brown sugar, sweet. Taste of paint thinner, caramel, sticky brown sugar, boozy, plastic, toffee,… Thick pain thinner body, malty. Odd beer, enjoyable somewhat but quite strange never the less but far from best in style.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chromeotaphor (45) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2014
Fris aroma met weinig karakter. Zeepachtige schuimkraag die lang blijft. Mooi mistig donker bier, met een bittere binnenkomst. Bitterheid blijft mooi in balans. Lichte zoete fruitige smaak met bitterheid als boventoon.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9387) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle... Pours clear and Longhorn-orange with a small, creamy, white head. Dates and honey are the aromatic highlights here. Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and modest carbonation. This brew is bitter and also offers a lot of honey flavor without the usual, accompanying sweetness. Finishes bitter. Interesting. Bottle shipped from Denmark by Plovmand!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamesie1857 (1458) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
On keg at Jopenkerk Haarlem - Very dark body pour with a small ring of white foam. Aroma of plums, raisins, brown sugar, a hint of molasses as well. Taste is sweet, lots of brown sugar, molasses, just a hint of roasted malt which is quite welcome. Very nice mild alcohol presence that gives just enough of a warming palate. Very tasty and best of the night.


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