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Maple Tap Imperial Maple Porter - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
82
good

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.12%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-26-2014)
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the 650 ml. bottle. 2014 batch. Sampled on June 7, 2014.

It is a handsome looking beer that's for sure with its deep dark brown appearance leading up to a modest off-white head. Almost black actually. But the head fades after a moment.

For a maple porter, Imperial or otherwise, I was hoping to get more maple on the nose. I did not get much of that. I did get dark sweet malts and booze however. I really had to sniff it to find the maple.

Medium to full body.

The maple makes a better appearance in the taste but it is still very low profile considering what this beer is supposed to be. Still a bit of booze, which means I want to drink this 9.1% ABV beer slowly. Maybe Harpoon was trying to be subtle. If that was the case they were successful.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 21:06:05 | More by puboflyons
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StevenH

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-29-2014 16:20:12 | More by StevenH
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ksimons

New York

3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-a dark chocolate/cola color with two fingers worth of creamy looking head

S-chocolate and caramel, and a bit of roast as the beer warms, but not much maple

T-soft chocolate and caramel, bit of roast, and a small amount of maple sweetness in the finish

M-creamy, medium body, light carbonation

Overall kind of weak but picks up a bit as the beer warms, very subtle flavors

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 21:16:25 | More by ksimons
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into snifter, 2014 vintage bottling. Pours crystal clear very dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, cocoa, toast, brown bread, raisin, plum, apple, maple syrup, woodiness, and toast/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, maple syrup, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of chocolate, caramel, cocoa, toast, brown bread, raisin, plum, apple, maple syrup, woodiness, and toast/yeast earthiness. Light earthy/woody bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, caramel, cocoa, toast, brown bread, raisin, plum, apple, maple syrup, woodiness, and toast/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, maple syrup, and yeast ester flavors; with solid robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Imperial English porter. Good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, maple syrup, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. I felt like the flavors should have been quite a bit bolder at this ABV, but it was nicely enjoyable overall.

Serving type: bottle

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Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -38%

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Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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Connecticut

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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Vermont

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SABERG

Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a modified tulip glass.
A - Translucent brown, light carbonation, very little lacing.
S - Harpoon ale yeast, tinges of caramel sweet, chocolate malt with some fruity esters.
slight alcohol not offensive.
T -The taste is of an English porter, light bodied and sharp edged. The maple adds a slick sweetness. This could easily be an English northern brown ale. The flavors are muddled some.
M - Light body, moderately carbonated, so the mouth feel can seem thin. I like the edges in the finish.
O - The beer is interesting, the maple adds to sweetness. The body could be rounded up a little. Harpoon does many things well and this could be improved on.
I will set a bottle aside and revisit in the fall.

Cheers

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 16:34:20 | More by SABERG
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Maple Tap Imperial Maple Porter from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.