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Harpoon Dark - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon DarkHarpoon Dark

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very good

656 Ratings

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Ratings: 656
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 31
Gots: 29 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2000

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
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3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

My fifth offering from Harpoon. One of the first dunkels I've tried as well. Rich brown color with a lighter tan head than I'd expect. Chocolatey mocha flavor. Deep body, rich like a porter. Soft mouthfeel, though a bit grainy. Burnt aroma, pretty nice.

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Harpoon Dark from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
86 out of 100 based on 656 ratings.