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

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RATINGS: 178   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 (8493) - 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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (3778) - 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 (30) - Grevenbicht, 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 (9161) - 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 (1393) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (1725) - BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2014
Advertized as an ’imperial quadrupel’ but with the term ’imperial’ being used for anything bigger than average nowadays, that in itself doesn’t impress me anymore. The beer itself, however, kind of does: a beauty with a deep bronze colour adorned with a light beige creamy head with relatively good retention, a rich and complex, inviting aroma of coffee, chocolate, leafy and citrussy hops, lemon peel, pear, tannins and candi sugar, a thick, full, rich malty taste adorned with spicy and hoppy flavours and a long, dry finish with warming, agreeable alcohol. Very nice winter warmer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (8065) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUL 14, 2014
Pours a dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, malt, fruit. Flavour is sweet, sugar, berries, caramel, fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TtV (71) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Dark brown, almost black with a light sticky top. The Jopen bitterness is in the aftertaste. The taste is complex with chocolate and caramel. Great beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TrefwoordPunk (808) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a dark brown with a medium off-white head and an aroma of roasted malts, caramel, overripe fruits, herbs, sweet spices and some syrup. The taste is medium sweet, with medium bitterness and some roastiness and slight boozyness. medium long mediumbitter finish. Nice and really drinkable, but nothing too special.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
androman (393) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2014
25cl on tap @ Jopen Kerk, Haarlem. Dark brown color, minimal beige head. Aroma honey, dark fruits, caramel. Alcohol is slightly noticable. Taste medium to heavy sweetness, light acidic feel. Full body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, quite sweet finish. Not so easy to drink, too sweet for me, and I can’t find the american hops in the aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VincentKabel (204) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2014
Dark beer with a medium head and medium carbonation. Toffee, red fruit, roasted malts, coffee and even a slightly smokeyness in the finish. When you combine this strong taste with the equally strong alcohol percentage you get a warming winter beer that can come in strong. One to enjoy in a slow but steady pace.


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