Harpoon Dark - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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Reviews by karengarys:
2.6/5 rDev -31.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Pours brown. Little head. No lacing.
unimpressive malt/hop smell.
Flavor is somewhat like a lot of hop dumped into some water with some spice and malt and alcohol and stirred. Okay, it isn't all that bad, but it isn't really impressive either.
Mouthfeel is somewhat flat. Watery. un-American.
Finish is wet, and there is a bit of a bad aftertaste.
Perhaps this is a bad batch, but per this bottle I'm not yearning for another.
Serving type: bottle
12-18-2004 04:17:26 | More by karengarys
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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.