Harpoon Chocolate Stout - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Ratings: 763
Reviews: 273
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.7%
Wants: 16
Gots: 48 | 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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Photo of EHopkinsi
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip pint and consumed 25 November 2014. "Enjoy by" date of 15 February 2015.

Look: Pours nice dark brown. Tan, one finger head rapidly fades away. No lacing.

Smell: Heavy chocolates and coffee.

Taste: Follows the nose- heavy coffee and baker's chocolate notes. Bitter hop finish, not a ton of malt.

Feel: Too watery for anything wanting to be a stout.

Overall: Interesting, drinkable. Not likely to pick it up again, but would be fine drinking one if offered to me. For those who like strong chocolate and coffee taste, and don't mind forgoing big malt and thick mouthfeel, this would probably be ideal.

Edit- after reading other reviews, I will agree with those who would say this beer tastes better the warmer it gets;

Photo of Act25
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer has no business being consumed cold. Needs to be at cask temperature. Cold it would receive lower rating.

A – A deep brown, near black, with a tan, two finger, dense head. Only bit of lacing on a chalice glass named Stella.

S – The aroma is the best part. Prominent, dry, with mix of chocolate and a roasted malt smell. Also a caramel machiatto coffee with cinnamon, vanilla and cream. Almost egg nog.

T – Follows the sweet milk chocolate and caramel macchiato with a moderate roasted flavor. These sweet flavors are the base upon which float char, roast, dry stout flavors, so it's a neat balance once it warms up. Very original, and more chocolate, and Starbucks, than most, say Brooklyn, etc.

F – Reviewers found this beer thin, but I'd say it's medium and it's fine. Nothing to write home about.

O –I wanted to ding this as a light weight when I drank it cold, but letting it warm made it very enjoyable, and original, a neat mix of a lot of chocolate and caramel coffee with a dry roast stout base.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

I like this more than most. It has a very pronounced sweet chocolate taste. Nice desert beer.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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Review from notes:

Appears a dark brown color that is slightly see through when held to the light.

Smells of roasted barley, light coffee, not too much chocolate on the nose.

Taste is a bit too mellow. Can't really pull out the chocolate. More of just a roasty taste.

Mouthfeel is too thin for the style.

Overall a disappointment.

Harpoon Chocolate Stout from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 763 ratings.