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Harpoon Dark - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
86
very good

614 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 614
Reviews: 365
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 26
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A blend of specialty malts gives this beer a velvety mouthfeel with roasted notes and a hint of chocolate, balanced by a subtle hop aroma. Hard to describe but easy to drink, Harpoon Dark is rich in character and light on the palate.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2000)
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Reviews by MrSeth:
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MrSeth

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a cream-coffee color dense head over a walnut color body. Looks the part.

Smells is straightforward, toasty malt and some hops. It's not fruity or spicey from what I can tell. It just is what it is.

Taste is very rewarding. Again it's straightforward, warm and wonderful toasty malt and a smidge of bitter at the end. A decent balance of flavors, but not complex. This is by far one of my favorite of Harpoon's offerings. It is good on tap at bars, still worth picking up a 6-pack, and would even pair well with some chocolates. This beer has a fair amount of carbonation, and it's also fairly smooth for a "dark" ale.


Drinkability: I enjoy the heck out of these. One of my favorites on tap or in a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2006 21:22:10 | More by MrSeth
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Appearance: Dark brown with slight reddish hints around the edges. My girlfriend got a whole pint, which had a nice foamy white head and some excellent lacing down the glass. Looks like a marvelous beer.

Smell: Coffee, molasses, and crunchy caramel, with a hint of roasted smokiness.

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Harpoon Dark from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
86 out of 100 based on 614 ratings.