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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #01 - Oatmeal Stout - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #01 - Oatmeal StoutHarpoon 100 Barrel Series #01 - Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
86
very good

75 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%


Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.05% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

The first 100 Barrel Series beer from Harpoon Brewery, released in March 2003 in limited draft and 22oz bombers. In March 2006, it was re-released in special limited 6-packs.

(Beer added by: taez555 on 05-25-2003)
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Ratings: 75 | Reviews: 68 | Show All Ratings:
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a 22oz bomber "aged" at the beer store (guess no one was buying). This would have to be the 2006 edition although I couldn't find the date on the bottle, hard to believe it would be the 2003 version if 2006 only had 12oz 6-pack's.

Pours a dark brown, almost black color. Has a decent head but fades quickly although was able to leave some lacing.

Smells of roasted malt, coffee with hints of chocolate and oats.

Taste is predominately roasted malt with bitter chocolate. Although it's a stout, it wasn't as creamy as I figured it should be.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2008 02:48:11 | More by deltatauhobbit
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tayner

Arizona

4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured black, minimal head

smelled of roasted malts and sweet sugars

tasted nice and roasty, but not burnt at all. very slight finishing hops. chocolate background

very creamy and medium heaviness.

would make a very good session beer at only 5%. I wish i had more than one of these, this one was very nice!

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2008 02:45:12 | More by tayner
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12ox bottle poured into a Pint Glass

A – Poured a very dark and inky black with a towering three finger high head of thick tan colored foam and lace. Virtually at a standstill the foam just stood for a good few minutes before finally relenting and resting down to a thing one inch layer of brown across the top. Most impressive looking I have to admit. Lots of side glass lace was readily apparent as well.

S – The aroma was thick with chocolate, sugar, and coffee. Very full aroma it was quite the standout over dinner, and actually was stronger then Grandma’s pot roast, which says a lot. Great earthy tones and a touch of some grass in the back, very good.

T – The flavor was classic. This was a very nice blend of malts that produced a very full flavor stout that was very sweet and at the same time had a nice dry little bite to it as well. I thought the use of sugar was perfect, as the sweetness was not overbearing and allowed some of the more subtle flavors from the chocolate and coffee to push through. There was a nice earthy, oat like flavor in the finish. Much like your classic oatmeal porter, but this was much thicker and much drier, especially in the finish.

M – Very full and thick. This was a very rich, creamy stout that was also very filling. Nothing shy or watered down about this at all, in fact I was quite impressed as this was one of the fullest brews I have had coming from harpoon. Very nice indeed.

D – Superb for a nice stout. The ABV was low and the flavors were robust, but yet well rounded enough not to push themselves on you too fast. This made for something that did not need to be a sipper, and in fact was very nice during dinner, accentuating other flavors rather then being a burden on them.

Overall this was really a treat and to be honest thought it was quite wonderful. It had a great full bodied feel to it and very robust aroma and flavors that really made this a very fine winter session ale. I was quite impressed with the way it was crafted and with the depth of the profile. If this were a year round staple, I would be sure to always have some in the fridge.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2007 00:32:25 | More by mikesgroove
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Westsidethreat

California

3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours almost completely flat, only a thin tan film spreads across the surface of the brew. Appearance of the body is thin, with a dark chestnut hue to it.

S: Milk chocolate, lactose, toasted almonds, raisins and faint coffee

T: Begins watery with minor flavors of oat, caramel and weak chocolate. Caramel becomes a bit cloying across the center of the tongue right as a burst of buttery roasted barley takes shape. It comes on slow but definitely climaxes around the center of the tongue. Finishes with a coat across the palate with streaks of vanilla.

M: Medium body, soft mouthfeel.

D: Age has diminished a lot of the flavor, I think. Still not bad

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2007 02:03:31 | More by Westsidethreat
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color with a very thin off-white head that fades very quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is creamy with roasted malts, oats, coffee, chocolate and some dark fruit.

T: The taste starts out with flavors of dark fruits and dark chocolate with toasted oats and coffee. It’s a little sweeter and fruitier than most beers of the style. There’s a mild hops presence, which is about right for an Oatmeal Stout. The after-taste is slightly sweet and a little smoky.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium-to-heavy body, light-to-medium carbonation, sticky finish.

D: Tasty, goes down easy, slightly filling, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer to stick with for a while, but if you’re going for a good Oatmeal Stout, this might not be your first choice. Overall, however, this is a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2007 05:20:12 | More by TheManiacalOne
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gpcollen1

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black into my Chimay Chalice; yields a 1/4 inch head that quickly disappears. Aromas are sharp and to the point, dark roasted with burned molasses and almost an alcohol presence.

Taste is more of the nose - sharp and roasted with a chocolate/cocoa presence that sticks to your cheeks and tongue...lingering...not much hops atall in the puppy.

A bit thin, for I think I like them a bit more bodiful, but smooth and flavorful I do think this one, yes.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2007 22:26:22 | More by gpcollen1
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served slightly chilled in a pint glass. Poured a jet black that almost no light could pass through. About one good finger of thick, creamy, off-white head that quickly dissapeared into a thick blob in the center of the glass. Slight coffee and chocolate aromas with a little grainy hint to it. . Some bitter burnt coffee flavors along with some semi-sweet chocolate and sweet toasted malt. Not a bad brew. Mouthfeel is a little on the thin side. Drinkability is great.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2007 00:08:49 | More by jaxon53
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horshack7

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours very dark with a rocky tan and frothy head a very short head retention.

Aromas: Notes of mocha coffee and chocolate malts.

Taste: Coffee notes chocolate notes slight burnt hops notes rather full bodied.

Moutfeel: Is very smooth and a little heavy on the pallate but still tasty.

Notes: This tastes more like a chocolate stout or even a chocolate bock but still tasty. Cheers

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2007 01:57:23 | More by horshack7
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown color with a modest tan head whose big bubbles disappear rather quickly; very little lacing

Smell: Sweetened Cuban coffee

Taste: Starts out with a sweet coffee flavor; mellows out after the swallow with just a touch of toasted oats and almond bitterness at the end

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and very soft; low carbonation

Drinkability: This has some nice attributes but could be a lot better

Thanks, eclectic, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2007 02:35:47 | More by brentk56
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BeerRun13

California

3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a loose, bubbly, thin, light tan head. Leaves some spottly dotted lacing.
Little chocolate aroma with an acidic fruity hint... almost to the effect of some baltic porters. A little oat aroma as well.
A definate acidic roasty fruitiness. A bit of cocoa/chocolate, and a touch of bitterness.
Full bodied and low carbonation. Kind of watery plain...
Worth a try, but not anythin spectacular.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2006 01:07:32 | More by BeerRun13
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

2.9/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a very dark brown, almost black...not much of a head to speak of...

Smells of raisins, coffee, sweet malts, cocoa.

Taste - very sharp, roasty, bittersweet chocolate, ends dry...not very robust and perhaps even a bit thin.

Mouthfeel - Very watery with very little carbonation. Not a fan.

Drinkability - Not very...I'm just not much of a fan of this beer. I thought it was going to be a lot better.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2006 17:59:59 | More by Doomcifer
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MrHurmateeowish

New Hampshire

4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Nearly opaque black body with very thin tan head. Smells chocolatey with some hops. Tastes malty sweet and chocolatey, with hops and roast are in the background. Very little carbonation to speak of in this one. Despite this, this is a full-bodied beer. Tasty. Definitely more tasty than the Young’s version. I’m impressed with everything but the carbonation...

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2006 00:50:19 | More by MrHurmateeowish
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SteveO1231

Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed a 6 pack of long neck brown bottles. Re-release of the 100 barrel series #1. Pours an opaque black with an incredibly thin tan head and tiny bits of lacing. Aroma of malted milk balls. Full bodied, creamy velvet texture. Taste sweet caramel, toffee, chocolate up front with a nice roasted, smokey dry finish like coffee beans. Really a nice Oatmeal stout.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2006 03:40:02 | More by SteveO1231
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RedChrome

Connecticut

3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A very inky black body. Minimal cream colored head dissipated rapidly. The color of the beer prevents the ability to see any carbonation rising in the body. Super small bits of lacing.

Very sweet toasted oat aroma is a major player in the nose. A very faint burnt coffee flavor blends into a light hops note. Additional whiffs provid a light plum and prune blend.

Tangy taste of smoked charcoal was the first to hit the tongue, and finished with an aftertaste of burnt oat. A second sip had a light finish of old black coffee. The blend between the sweet oats was balanced nicely witht he other flavors of ash and coffee.

A nice feel in the mouth. Hung to the surfaces. Not a huge burst of carbonation, but decent.

Slightly above average beer in the style. Would go well with a nice plate of barbeque pork ribs. Nice to see harpoon bringing back the 100 barrel series in special release. Pick it up while it is available, but dont expect the best in the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2006 18:32:33 | More by RedChrome
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TrickKnee

Connecticut

3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this in the 12oz 100 barrell series return to. Pours very darnk and brown, it was almost black. Topped with a nice creamy think head. Had this at room temperature as well, not cold. could smell the rolled oats and barley. Upon drinking it the oats are really not apparant. I could remeber the original being a lot better that this. STill not a bad oatmeal but definetly not as good as the original. Glad to see them revisit it nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2006 19:58:54 | More by TrickKnee
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black. Little head. Limited retention. Minor lacing. Limited aroma of dull roast and yeasty fruitiness. Medium bodied. Smooth, minimal carbonation. Dark malt roastiness dominates the flavor. Some bakers chocolate is there... it's not very sweet at all, the bitterness isn't heavy though. It's surprisingly toasty. Weak, day-old burnt coffee becomes dominant. As it warms some unsweetened cocoa appears - I'd suggest enjoying this one at cellar temperature. Overall, it's very English in character. Mellow. Smooth. Boring.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2006 22:04:08 | More by NeroFiddled
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orfeu

New Mexico

3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12-ounce "Encore" of 100 Bbl Series 01. Deep, dark chestnut brown with only the slightest of russet highlights struggling to peek through from the back. Thin but dense mocha head. Roasted dark chocolate aromas with some hints of vanilla (very very understated) and some earthy hops. Moderately sour beginnings to the taste are followed by a dark roastiness, finishing like slightly burnt brown bread toast. Tiny earthy and leafy hop presence. I prefer the end of the sip, which is mostly roasted malts, to the beginning which is a bit too sour and vinous for my tastes. Appropriately thin body, silk-slippery mouthfeel. Could use a little more heft nevertheless. Drinkable enough, this is a solid second-string Oatmeal Stout. Far better than most, but not quite at the top of my list. Definitely worth sampling.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2006 20:42:05 | More by orfeu
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ViveLaChouffe

Georgia

4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque black with a half inch frothy and dense head. Persistent lace. Smells of grainy dark malt.

Lots of oatmeal character. Rich roasty malt. Creamy finish. Oily oats and hint of smoke. Mouth is full and sticky. Lightly oily from the oats. This is a restrained but smooth and very tasty oatmeal stout. Heavenly.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2006 00:15:18 | More by ViveLaChouffe
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Lnedrive14

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Glad they reissued these bad boys - had wanted to get my hands on one when it was first issued but i didnt have the chance...turns out it wasnt worth the wait.

Pours an opaque black/brown. Almost no head. Mellow smell - bit of sweetness, chalkiness, not much else.

Taste is bland - very bland. I kpet thinking there was another level, and that i was just missing it, but there wasnt. Mouthfeel was too light - i felt like it needed a bit more body.

Drinkability was average...wasnt hard to drink, but didnt taste good enough to make me want to drink more.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2006 01:16:25 | More by Lnedrive14
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Naes

New York

3.05/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This oatmeal stout pours out black with a very small dark tan head. The lacing and retention are all but nonexistent.
The aroma is nice and roasty with hints of coffee and dark chocolate.
The flavor is dominated by roasted malt. It also has a slight graininess with tones of chocolate.
Mouth feel is medium in body with mild carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2006 01:11:09 | More by Naes
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ommegangpbr

New York

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Looks like a stout should. Smells quite a bit like a stout should smell, if not as potent smeeling as could be.
Taste is pretty good. Smooth...not striking but enjoyable. Sweetened coffee and chocolate notes.
Mouthfeel needs work. Quite a bit too watery; nearly flat on the palate but still within the expected stout spectrum. Pretty smooth all around... could definately be worse.
Not too far from being a lot better.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2006 08:15:19 | More by ommegangpbr
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scooter231

New York

3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opaque. Some tan head. Hints of lacing. Smells of roasted coffee. Not too strong, but definitely there. Bare hints of cocoa and caramel. Not a strong nose, but present enough. Taste is on the bitter and espresso side- no oatmeal to be found, but the sweet side effect is there, near the middle; definitely chocolate going on towards the end. Bittersweet, I think. Mouthfeel is smooth, very smooth. Not too bubbly, not too thick, not thin. Just smooth. Not sure if that's great or not- definitely a personal thing. (I tend to like my brews bubbly- but this ain't shabby.) Quite drinkable, I'd have a few of these no problem. It's neither heavy nor too sweet, nor too bitter. It's quite nice. Might be one of my favorite Harpoons- and I'm a bit surprised how much I like it.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2006 08:15:00 | More by scooter231
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 6 pack from the Encore series. It was a dark black, with no head even with an aggressive pour. Aroma was all roasted grain. It had a malty taste with coffee and dark chocolate also there. Not a heavy beer, maybe even a little thin. Still, very pleasant and quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2006 11:58:22 | More by lordofthewiens
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barleywinebrewer

New Hampshire

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I don't know how it worked out this way, but my latest beer acquisitions have me sampling oatmeal stouts this week. I enjoy a good stout and this was a nice brew.

A - Nice black stout with a tinge of red on the edge of the glass. The head was faintly there then gone.

S - Nice roasted malts, coffee / bitter chocolate. I think I like flavored oatmeal too much to tell if an oats aroma is there.

T - Dominating flavor of roasted malts and cofffee. There is enough hops to balance some of the maltiness, but not enough to create a dominant flavor. Tasty brew.

M - Medium to light bodied, smooth brew. while light in the carbonation, it doesn't feel flat.

D - Light enough to easily have a couple. I have not had many oatmeal stouts to compare to, but from my purchases this weekend, this one was the best of the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2006 12:58:34 | More by barleywinebrewer
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Jredner

Florida

3.18/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Medium roasted malt and coffee aroma with some sweet cream and milk chocolate notes. Body is black with a small diminishing, bubbly, mocha head. Fore is a bit tart and acidic like overly sweetened stale coffee. Some mild chocolate notes, but little of the easy smoothness expecting in an oatmeal sotut. Finish is very burnt bitter, but is also somewhat watery tasting and metallic. This beer just never gets it together.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2006 06:14:21 | More by Jredner
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