Harpoon Dark - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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Reviews by Soozy:
3.83/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5
Poured a dark browinsh red. Little to no head. Smells great, very malty, hints of caramel, burnt coffee. Taste very good. Very smooth, little to no hop presence. Big coffee aftertaste, with a hint of chocolate. Has a very thin taste to it overall.
High drinkability, could easily drink a lot of these in one sitting.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2008 01:52:08 | More by Soozy
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3.94/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Serving: On-tap, sampler try
Served: 1 June 2014
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.
Taste: A great brew with soft assertions of extra dark roasted coffee and the traditional German malt profiles of molasses and caramel. The roasted flavors took precedence, aided by roasted/smoky flavors that, while not as dominant as some American dark beers (e.g. stouts or porters), were certainly major players in the taste.
Mouthfeel: Good carbonation initially, but this fell off at a pretty disappointing rate. The beer has medium body, which is refreshing given its strong flavor and dark color (which are disproportionately considered "extremely heavy" based on color alone). Not as soft as an Irish dry stout, but nowhere near as full-bodied as an American stout or porter.
Overall: The clear winner of my day at Harpoon. This is an exceptional Munich Dunkel which I would highly recommend to anyone passing through or looking for a beer with nice flavor without being overly heavy or boozy.
Serving type: on-tap
06-03-2014 13:52:59 | More by Beric
Harpoon Dark from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
86 out of 100 based on 614 ratings.