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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

617 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 617
Reviews: 365
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 26
Gots: 18 | 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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stella77artois

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

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
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Bassman2019

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-08-2013 20:15:59 | More by Bassman2019
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-06-2013 20:05:46 | More by mpalestino
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

08-06-2013 18:28:51 | More by JTomczak
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JennaDeRo

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

08-05-2013 22:13:49 | More by JennaDeRo
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JMAC45

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

08-03-2013 19:41:10 | More by JMAC45
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz Boyle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger off mocha head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a dark brown color with some clarity when held up to light and bubbles can be seen coming up through the glass.

Smell: Caramel, roasted, bready, and chocolate malts.

Taste: Roasted coffee and chocolate is most noticeable. Caramel and bready factors in there too. Mild hops in the end.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, chewy, medium to full bodied, low to medium carbonation, and a little creamy.

Overall: Mmmm, dunkel beer. This is a style that I love every once in a while. I have been enjoying this one for many years and more to come.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 06:45:32 | More by Flounder57
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harsley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-26-2013 16:04:05 | More by harsley
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

07-25-2013 23:00:51 | More by SuomiHobbit
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NickBeery

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-24-2013 02:26:01 | More by NickBeery
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hoosier222002

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-20-2013 18:55:54 | More by hoosier222002
Harpoon Dark from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
86 out of 100 based on 617 ratings.