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Harpoon Chocolate Stout - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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704 Ratings
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Ratings: 704
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.75%
Wants: 14
Gots: 29 | 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:
Harpoon Chocolate Stout is brewed with an abundance of chocolate malt and a touch of chocolate.

40 IBU

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 10-24-2008)
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inplainview1

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

03-29-2014 02:01:06 | More by inplainview1
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illpass78

Maine

3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a nonic.

Appearance: Pours a solid black with a quarter-inch tan head that recedes quickly. Almost no lacing.

Aroma: Smells like baking chocolate with some hop bitterness and some black coffee.

Taste: This is a decent chocolate stout, but the taste doesn't blow me away. The taste follows the nose, with lots of dark baking chocolate and black coffee leading the way. There's also some hoppy, chocolatey bitterness up front. Some sweetness on the finish. Definitely more of a bitter chocolate stout than a sweet stout.

Mouthfeel: It's a little thin for a stout, but not to the point where it's watery.

Overall: Decent chocolate stout. There's a lot of chocolate and coffee stouts out there and this one doesn't distinguish itself as a must-drink, but it's a solid dessert beer option.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 17:59:13 | More by illpass78
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KFrank729

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.1%

03-21-2014 12:34:51 | More by KFrank729
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firedwarftj

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-18-2014 00:53:50 | More by firedwarftj
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archero

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-13-2014 18:15:47 | More by archero
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marksback

Yukon (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.1%

03-10-2014 13:29:11 | More by marksback
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

03-09-2014 18:30:25 | More by RBorsato
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-07-2014 04:22:15 | More by DrunkinYogi
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pretty well black color, with ruby highlights. Massive head of tan bubbles here, with fine loopy lace.

Nose is delightful chocolate, no mistake about it. It's lovely, sweet, and appealing.

Taste is, appropriately, chocolate above all else. I get the milk chocolate goodness all over, with a brief finish of bittersweet completing the journey. This one definitely delivers what it promises, and is as superb a "chocolate stout" as I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 16:39:14 | More by secondtooth
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ChuckAmok

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.5%

03-02-2014 22:09:41 | More by ChuckAmok
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TheJakeyl88


4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

02-27-2014 08:13:55 | More by TheJakeyl88
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40ozofGore

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-25-2014 03:56:31 | More by 40ozofGore
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_phil_d

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-25-2014 02:05:26 | More by _phil_d
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Pipelovejoy

Florida

4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-24-2014 01:10:08 | More by Pipelovejoy
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-23-2014 15:58:21 | More by dpgoblejr
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Extol

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

02-23-2014 00:15:03 | More by Extol
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gonzo000

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.1%

02-17-2014 01:10:49 | More by gonzo000
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RVigz

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Jet black with little to almost no head.

Smell: The smell may have been the best part with a super chocolatey nose.

Taste: Dark chocolate malts very prominent and a slightly bitter coffee bean taste, but a very smooth sweet finish. surprisingly not very heavy.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth with velvety creamy chocolate.

Overall: This was a pretty damn good beer but definitely not the best chocolate stout out there. Still impressed with the smoothness and drink ability.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2014 04:21:30 | More by RVigz
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whiterapid

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.1%

02-01-2014 15:10:40 | More by whiterapid
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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

3.39/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint tumbler.

A: Very impressive appearance. Jet black and viscous, like an imperial stout. Large sticky head.

S: Very powerful coffee and chocolate nose. The smell will stick with you even after finishing the beer.

T: The taste isn't quite what I expected but good nonetheless. Make no mistake, this is quite a strong beer in the flavor department with an absolute assault of coffee and chocolate flavors and malt in between.

M: A strange mouthfeel with a weird aftertaste. This beer seems capable of being great, but it isn't, it's just good.

D: I wouldn't be able to handle more than one of these in a sitting.

I also had a stout (Heart Of Darkness) from Magic Hat Brewing Company in the same session and I enjoyed the Harpoon more.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 01:50:01 | More by ExtraStout
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Patches826

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-31-2014 03:25:56 | More by Patches826
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CaverDave

New York

4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-31-2014 00:29:03 | More by CaverDave
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The bottle claims this is a limited edition that needs to be enjoyed by "02/15/14." Thank you SplashyFob for passing this one on to me.

As I aggressively pour this one, I am rewarded with a deeply brown beer that has a hearty brown head on top of it. THe head dissipates in under a minute, and leaves a light ring. The ring sticks to the glass, and this is the closest thing we get to lacing.

This one is a choco-bomb. It smells like chocolate-roasted malt and tootsie rolls.

The flavor is honestly rather one-dimensional. The roasted malt up front is nice. But a cheap, fake/forced chocolate flavor takes over and that is all you get.

Medium bodied. A little too light for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 00:27:55 | More by CFHMagnet
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lanegan94

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

01-28-2014 02:32:08 | More by lanegan94
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swimfire

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-26-2014 23:19:00 | More by swimfire
Harpoon Chocolate Stout from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 704 ratings.