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Harpoon Dark - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon DarkHarpoon Dark

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very good

634 Ratings

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Ratings: 634
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 29
Gots: 23 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

chet4, Feb 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

buzzy, Feb 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

bryc9194, Feb 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

gonzo000, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

AJ01923, Jan 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

scottbrew4u, Jan 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

jrand2621, Jan 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

gory4d, Jan 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

MattXT, Dec 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

tvghost, Dec 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

KevinDanger23, Dec 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Freemann, Nov 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

xbrettfavrex, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

GreesyFizeek, Nov 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Enriquehopnog, Nov 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

ajcormier, Oct 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Cheld, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of stella77artois
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

stella77artois, Oct 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Kcman91, Oct 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

HopsintheSack, Oct 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Kmlund, Oct 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Varkias41, Oct 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Kthomz34, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Dicers, Sep 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

jsherlock, Sep 16, 2013
Harpoon Dark from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
86 out of 100 based on 634 ratings.