Harpoon Dark - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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Reviews by abedenbaugh:
3.53/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A:The beer is a dark brown color with a white head that quickly fades. Medium amount of carbonation
S:I really enjoyed the burnt caramel smell that comes from the roasted malts. There is some maltiness, smokiness, and some slight sweetness in the aroma.
T:Starts out with slight roast flavor but by the end of the sip it builds into a very roasty/toasty flavor. Reminds me of burnt marshmellows. There is a little bit of bitterness but I seem to taste it at the same time as the burnt caramel and they balance out one another.
MF:Medium mouthfeel with a medium amount of carbonation. The flavor does stay in your mouth for awhile.
D:Overall the beer was good, but the smokiness seems to make me only want a single serving. I really did like the burnt caramel flavoring.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2008 01:56:31 | More by abedenbaugh
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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 617 ratings.