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Harpoon Dark - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon DarkHarpoon Dark

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BA SCORE
86
very good

627 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 627
Reviews: 365
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 27
Gots: 22 | 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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gory4d

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

01-07-2014 21:55:38 | More by gory4d
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MattXT

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

12-24-2013 00:33:23 | More by MattXT
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tvghost

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-09-2013 12:27:28 | More by tvghost
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KevinDanger23

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-02-2013 06:50:56 | More by KevinDanger23
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Freemann

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-27-2013 03:34:37 | More by Freemann
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xbrettfavrex

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-21-2013 03:33:51 | More by xbrettfavrex
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.01/5  rDev +5.5%

On tap at the Old Toad in Rochester, NY.

Pours a solid medium-dark brown, with a one inch head, wisps of lacing down the glass.

Smells include toasted malt and chocolate, predominantly. Some weak coffee, maybe.

Similar taste. Great toasty malt flavors that aren't too strong, plus come cocoa powder. A bit nutty, with some vague coffee flavors. Slightly bitter.

Light to medium bodied, crisp mouthfeel, low carbonation.

A great Munich dunkel, don't have much experience with these, but I liked it.

11-20-2013 13:30:13 | More by GreesyFizeek
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Enriquehopnog

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-12-2013 20:49:27 | More by Enriquehopnog
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ajcormier

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-31-2013 19:49:24 | More by ajcormier
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Cheld

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-21-2013 01:52:55 | More by Cheld
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stella77artois

New York

3.79/5  rDev -0.3%

12 oz bottle poured into pilsener glass.

A - Pours a very dark brown, with some dark ruby showing at the bottom. Small bubbles of carbonation appear at the bottom. A 1/2 inch cocoa-colored head formed after a somewhat aggressive pour. A fair amount of lacing stuck to the glass. Nice looking beer.

S - Lot's of dark malts up front, along with some Munich malt, but to a lesser extent. Cocoa/chocolate was also noted quite heavily up front. An ever-so-slight floral hop aroma poked through towards the end as well. Nice smelling beer.

T - Not a bad dark lager. The malts and cocoa noted in the aroma are strongly present up front. At the beginning of the swallow I began to notice some coffee notes, as well as some toffee/caramel. Could've sworn I also noted some figs and other dark fruits when it warmed a bit. Suprising to notice those flavors. I wouldn't mind it being slightly less sweet, though. That drags my rating down just a bit.

F - It's a good beer to enjoy in the fall and/or winter. It's a bit thick and I probably wouldn't session with it. As I said, it'd be a good beer to enjoy outside in those seasons, and could certainly warm you up. Easy enough on the stomach and throat though, if you did decide to session with it.

O - A very solid dark lager. Full of great flavors without being too heavy, although I wouldn't mind it being slightly less sweet. A great fall/winter beer, highly recommended for dark lager or dark beer in general fans.

10-15-2013 12:16:45 | More by stella77artois
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Kcman91

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-13-2013 19:54:35 | More by Kcman91
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HopsintheSack

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

10-11-2013 22:35:01 | More by HopsintheSack
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-03-2013 18:58:48 | More by Kmlund
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Varkias41

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-01-2013 15:52:23 | More by Varkias41
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Kthomz34

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

09-21-2013 23:14:55 | More by Kthomz34
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Dicers

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-17-2013 23:10:02 | More by Dicers
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jsherlock

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-16-2013 13:44:56 | More by jsherlock
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-14-2013 01:14:13 | More by ZEB89
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Streetcore

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-13-2013 15:33:35 | More by Streetcore
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still_thedragon

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.1%

09-12-2013 22:02:16 | More by still_thedragon
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harpus

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-10-2013 18:30:12 | More by harpus
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Madfish85

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

08-28-2013 16:14:24 | More by Madfish85
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Cooker_stp

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-23-2013 16:32:17 | More by Cooker_stp
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-13-2013 23:37:57 | More by DrFunkenstein
Harpoon Dark from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
86 out of 100 based on 627 ratings.