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Jopen Zwarte Ziel

Brewed by Jopen
Style: Smoked
Haarlem, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Deze zware Smoked Porter heeft bijna 4 maanden gerijpt op Wild Turkey Bourbon vaten. Hierdoor zijn naast de smaken van de Peated Malt ook hout-, vanille- en whiskytonen in het bier herkenbaar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2518) - FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. Black in color with a slightly tanned head. Smoke, roasted malts and bourbon mixed with peat in aroma. Later on also some more darker notes of leather and tobacco appears. Bourbon and vanilla notes in taste, some bitter notes in the middle and in the end you get some quite nice peaty notes lingering all over. Subtle smokey notes in finish. As a sipper you get to enjoy these flavors for quite a while. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (3927) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2014
330ml bottle. Opaque black colour with average to huge, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Peat and Whisky notes, oak, leather, some vanilla. Taste is extremely dry oaky, cautious hints of peat, a touch of tarmac. Nice aroma, almost awful taste, unbalanced and overdone. Bummer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TrefwoordPunk (816) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a dark brown to black with a medium tan head and an aroma of bourbon, syrup, cherries, smoked malts, pure chocolate, espresso, oak and raisins. The taste is heavy sweet with pretty complex notes of heavy roasted malts, bourbon, oak and spices. The finish is pretty long and bitter. A really nice complex beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
age_jellema (46) - Hengelo, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2014
Am I the only one who tasted a clear drop tone here? Drop is a typical dutch candy which an be sweet or salty. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (1197) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
Aroma of dark malt, peat, oak, some bourbon, plum, vanilla, liquorice. Flavour is malty and peaty, some vanilla and liquorice sweetness, with a dry finish. I was a little bit disappointed to find liquorice instead of the promised smoke. Still, a nice brew with a good aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MichaelAwesome (4314) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2014
Thank you Summer Santa ! Advertised as a smoked one this one comes uip with lots of plums, some earth, leaves and coffee. Incredibly drinkable and the best "smoked" I had so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (4331) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle from Douberd and shared by MichaelAwesome - many thanks! I was really, REALLY, afraid of this beer but I must say: WOW! The best smoked beer I ever had and this because it wasn’t smokey at all :) Pours out in a deep black colour with low smooth head and medium body. Aroma of plums, prunes and torf. Taste of plums, roasted barley, red wine, prunes, bread and cake. Wonderful easy to drink, enjoyed it a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (6281) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
33 cl bottle @ PBF IX.
Pours dark ruby red color with a small head. Salmiac and dark malts on the aroma, some dark fruits and some smoky notes. Caramel malts, licorice, some dark ripe fruit notes and wood. Quite nice surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5777) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
33 cl bottle @ PBF Ⅸ, BBE 01/2015
Aroma has toffee, smoke, licorice and some alcohol notes. Flavour has licorice, smoke, some coffee, alcohol and some rubbery tones. Way too strong on alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3838) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
330ml bottle from European Local Swap, thanks MrHangover! @ PBF IX

Pours dark brown, almost black with a small head. Aroma of smoked malts, some raw bourbony notes, hints of vanilla and wood. Taste is sweetish, mildly smoked and toasty with some vanilla, wood and oak. Finish is oaky, woody and mildly smoked with some roastiness and vanilla. Pretty good.

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