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Black Forest - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
82
good

110 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mikecap on 02-13-2014)
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Photo of TheEMillerShow
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Poured from a 32oz growler into a pint glass.

A: dark, syrupy looking with a centimeter or two of creamy off-white head.

S: not much on the palate, alcohol and mild cherry (maybe).

T: too boozy. Cherry tastes fresh and tart, not sweet/candy - it's just too mild to cut the booze. Not a whole lot else going on in the flavor profile - a bit malt/roasted yeast, no chocolate notes apparent.

M: pretty full bodied, not the easiest sip on the planet.

O: less booze,'more cherry, any chocolate, some caramel/malt. Won't be picking this up again. Just too much booze keeps it from being session able or even enjoyable really.

TheEMillerShow, Monday at 05:10 AM
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -3%

zestar, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.5/5  rDev -3%

lordofthewiens, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of louisianajones
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Poured into a pint glass. No head, no how, no way. Dark, almost black with reddish undertones. Booze, cherry, hints of chocolate on the nose. Winey, boozy notes, like a porter should have. Not much in the way of chocolate or cherry at all on the palate. Smooth carbonation. Maybe just a little thin for a porter, but certainly nothing egregious.

So it's a porter with a little chocolate and cherry. Nothing earth shattering, nothing that would cause me to write my congressman in anger. S'okay.

louisianajones, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of Resuin
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%

Resuin, Sep 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

spycow, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of portia99
3.92/5  rDev +8.6%

portia99, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of zonker17
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Hides the alcohol well. Just not super exciting.

zonker17, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of richobrien
3.25/5  rDev -10%

richobrien, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of ZenBiscuits
3/5  rDev -16.9%

ZenBiscuits, Sep 03, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -5.8%

morebeergood, Sep 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

whatsajessica, Sep 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Texasfan549, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

makeitavintage, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Gornick54, Aug 28, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -0.3%

twonder23, Aug 24, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +17.5%

GDrew93, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

jbarletto, Aug 22, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -0.3%

smithj4, Aug 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

stereosforgeeks, Aug 18, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +1.9%

batt6343, Aug 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

TheManiacalOne, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

kylehay2004, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of HamdenHector
2.84/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: dark brown with crimson at the edges; almost no head; a thin ring that stuck around; no lacing;

S: a little like cough syrup; better smelling cherry as it warmed;

T: cherry cough syrup up front; a little porter showing through at mid-palate; the finish was back to cough syrup;

M: seems syrupy to me, but that might be my mind playing tricks on me because of the flavor; low carbonation;

O: disappointing; no chocolate and the cherry aspect was off putting;

HamdenHector, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Big_Dave
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Big_Dave, Aug 11, 2014
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Black Forest from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.