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Harpoon Chocolate Stout - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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779 Ratings
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Ratings: 779
Reviews: 281
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 16
Gots: 65 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Brad007 on 10-24-2008

Harpoon Chocolate Stout is brewed with an abundance of chocolate malt and a touch of chocolate.

40 IBU
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Photo of SeanPatWVBeer
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not too sweet, not too bitter. For a stout it has a little too much carbonation for my liking. Overall a very drinkable beer

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Smashlee_WV
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LarryV
2.24/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Pours dark chocolate color with little to no head. Nose is heavy in chocolate, cocoa like. Taste pretty much follows suit. It does meet the requirements for the style, but personally I can't drink more than one of these. Somebody left a six pack of this at my house, it's not a beer I would ever seek out and buy. I personally don't understand why somebody would want their beer to taste like chocolate - that's why there's cocoa. I could see it if there was a hint of chocolate, but this one is way over the top with the chocolate. It is what it purports to be and meets the style guidelines but I really don't like it and find it somewhat of a chore to drink.

Photo of Ken_P
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dr_Farts
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I was surprised at how good of a job harpoon did with this chocolate stout. Hate to say, but I expected mediocrity, and at $1.49 a bottle from total wine, how would you not? Pours thick, dark brown to black. Med to heavy body, coating the mouth with each sip. Nice chocolate taste, not too overwhelming, my only issue is an odd lingering aftertaste. Well done though, harpoon!

Photo of twosheds
4.37/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark brown with a tan head.

Smells like beer and hot cocoa.

Tastes very chocolatey and sweet.

Mouthfeel is thick and creamy like a milk chocolate.

All in all, this beer is pretty much what it sets out to be and is a really great dessert beer.

Photo of nagromxer
4.51/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I drink a lot of beer. This is my very favorite chocolate stout!

Photo of RossDubuc
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drwatson32
4.75/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This sentence exists because I have to rationalize my opinion.

Photo of JTHardy10
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billlow
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I wrote a review for this Chocolate Stout on my blog, Bill's Beer Report.

http://billsbeerreport.blogspot.com/2013/12/chocolate-stout-by-harpoon.html

It was a very good beer. I had it as part of a mixer sixer and want to try it again.

Photo of tb4475
2.91/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Not much chocolate flavor, poor mouthfeel.

Photo of grahuba
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antc2382
4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EatonHops
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of meehandennis
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of BFCarr
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Hoganlaw
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Erndogg
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of braindead
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of tobelerone
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Stofko1992
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%

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Harpoon Chocolate Stout from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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