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Harpoon Chocolate Stout - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon Chocolate StoutHarpoon Chocolate Stout

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705 Ratings
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Ratings: 705
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.75%
Wants: 14
Gots: 28 | 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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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-03-2013 17:01:44 | More by BradMacMullin
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DmanGTR

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

02-02-2013 21:23:33 | More by DmanGTR
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UncleNeighborChris

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

02-01-2013 15:25:36 | More by UncleNeighborChris
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andylipp

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

01-29-2013 20:10:02 | More by andylipp
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pixieskid

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-27-2013 02:57:19 | More by pixieskid
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donovado

Ohio

2/5  rDev -44.8%

01-27-2013 01:27:34 | More by donovado
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Haywire

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

01-26-2013 02:59:29 | More by Haywire
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a really lovely beer, I especially love that chocolatey aroma that hits you immediately upon cracking the cap off. One thing that makes Harpoon beers so great is the intersection of great beer and not too expensive. There are definitely better chocolate stouts but they tend to cost more, and for a local Bostonian, ya gotta love a good Harpoon. They need to start serving Harpoon Chocolate Stout at the party at the end of the Brewery to Brewery 148 mile bicycle ride!

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 01:25:22 | More by AnitaBrewski
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

01-23-2013 14:34:42 | More by Davepoolesque
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

2.25/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for giving me a bottle of this to review after I drank a bottle and complained about it

Consumed 1/23/13

Appearance: Dark brown with a small, light tan head - fades quickly to virtually nothing, leaves a tiny ring, a few spots of lacing

Smell: Doesn't particularly smell like beer, smells more like someone tried to dissolve some tootsie rolls in vodka - overall, it smells like a cheap, chocolate liqueur - oddly artificial aroma, like an artificial chocolate syrup - sweet and sugary - some dark malts, some roast in the background

Taste: Slightly more pleasant than the aroma - artificial chocolate syrup - sweet and sugary - kind of tastes like I would imagine imitation Tootsie Rolls taste like (if there is such a thing) - a strange alcohol flavor that cannot be explained by the ABV - some roast in the background, minimal bitterness, mostly just sweet

Mouthfeel: On the heavy side of thin, slick, minimal carbonation, sticky in a strange way

Overall: A great example of how not to make a chocolate stout

As I mentioned above, this kind of tastes like a watered-down chocolate liqueur with some overly sweet Tootsie Roll extract syrup. It's not the worst beer I've ever tasted (far from it), and it's not the worst thing I've ever tasted from Harpoon (I'm looking at you, Golden Wizard), but it's remarkably not good.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 05:46:55 | More by angrybabboon
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Newbiebeer

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

01-23-2013 01:14:42 | More by Newbiebeer
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mikehillman

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-20-2013 23:12:01 | More by mikehillman
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VaporDome

New York

2.75/5  rDev -24%

01-20-2013 15:50:37 | More by VaporDome
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fstorey

Connecticut

3.13/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Opaque with thin head that quickly dissipates.

S - dominated by chocolate but with milder coffee and hops aroma

T - Initially mild malt and chocolate with a hoppy bitter finish.

M - a little thinner than I expected with more carbonation than typical for a stout.

O - I think the amount of chocolate was just right, but a little short on maltiness in the taste and mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 03:42:27 | More by fstorey
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cet128

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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OldTime

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

01-13-2013 21:55:53 | More by OldTime
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papaglide

New York

4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-13-2013 02:33:47 | More by papaglide
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Onenote81

North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Excited to see City Bev throw this one on-tap. I've wanted to try this one as I am a sucker for chocolate stouts, and the bottles seem to elude me.

Came out a deep black with a thick frothy tan head on top. The aroma on this is amazing. Big milk chocolate, vanilla cream, malt. Really a nice, sweet aroma. The body on this is a little disappointing. Thin and lacking in body and bite. Carbonation is present, but this is too slick for the style and flavor profile.

Nice sweet chocolate flavors start this out. Vanilla sweetness fights its way in and this finishes with a slight dry note. Graham crackers, toffee bars, and more chocolate. This is sweet, for sure, but it's not overbearing in any way. I wouldn't mind having this in my fridge. Another hit for Harpoon.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2013 19:01:08 | More by Onenote81
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buffcityx

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

01-10-2013 02:15:59 | More by buffcityx
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 3/15/2013. Pours clear almost pitch black color with a 1 finger fairly dense mocha head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big milk chocolate, chocolate syrup, toffee, vanilla bean, light roasted malt, caramel, and light coffee. Very nice aromas with big chocolate notes and nice balance. Taste of milk chocolate, vanilla bean, caramel, toffee, roasted malt, toast, coffee, and light cream. Slight coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toast, toffee, roasted malt, and coffee on the finish for a good bit. Good flavor balance with a fair amount of robustness; but it feels a little watered down for a stout; zero cloying flavors are present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel that is ok; feels a bit thin. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a good sweet stout. Fairly robust with nice chocolate dessert flavor; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 05:34:33 | More by superspak
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iemailjack

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-08-2013 03:35:34 | More by iemailjack
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TaylorK

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

01-08-2013 00:11:42 | More by TaylorK
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Bito401

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-06-2013 20:21:54 | More by Bito401
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derekdenim

New York

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

01-06-2013 01:48:32 | More by derekdenim
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mobrockman

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-05-2013 20:50:08 | More by mobrockman
Harpoon Chocolate Stout from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 705 ratings.