Harpoon Dark - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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Ratings: 617 | Reviews: 365 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.05/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12 oz brown bottle with a printed packaging date on the bottle.
Appearance: Nice lacing and good clarity off of a dark toned brown colour. Retention shows some stickiness.
Smell: Mild toasted and dark malts, faint fruitiness and alcohol. Clean aroma.
Taste & Mouthfeel: Firm and crisp mouth feel from a medium body and level carbonation. Long lasting maltiness that ranges from a plain sweetness to rolling toasted and vague roasted flavours. Balancing hop shows a little spicy flavour while at the same time the alcohol becomes slightly noticeable. Some sweetness left in the end with more toasted grain.
Drinkability & Notes: The darkest of the Harpoon brand and my favourite as well, a concrete brew in my book. A great beer to have around to drink, pair and even cook with.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2003 18:37:56 | More by Jason
4.13/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Presentation: 12oz brown bottle with some freaky ass scary lions, harpoons, double edged battle axes, shields and Harpoon flags. Bottle states "Munch Type Dark Beer" for legal reasons.
Appearance: Burnt amber with a bubbly, chunky, semi-clingy and frothy tan head.
Smell: Fresh smelling with a toasted grain and earth aroma in the nose. Pick up some faint fruity esters too, and hidden caramel.
Taste: Upfront, this beer dries the palate a bit, semi-puckering with a salty citrus rind-like hop bite. Mouthfeel is very smooth and full, with grain, earth and dark malt flavours abound. As the beer warms, a lightly toasted, caramelly, earthy, grain sweetness emerges to quell the driness. The hops become more subtle as well. Finishes slick with some residual sweetness and driness.
Notes: This is a fantastic beer. As enjoyable as it is complex. "Dark & Delicious" as the label states. Tip: Let the beer warm a bit before drinking, for the best flavour.
Serving type: bottle
09-24-2000 00:00:01 | More by Todd
More User Reviews:
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.