Harpoon Dark - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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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
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
Harpoon Dark from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
86 out of 100 based on 627 ratings.