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Harpoon Chocolate Stout - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
82
good

719 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 719
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.75%
Wants: 14
Gots: 31 | 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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acsprouse

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

02-15-2013 06:55:11 | More by acsprouse
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

02-15-2013 01:41:06 | More by bostonryan
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Snarf103

Rhode Island

2.75/5  rDev -24%

02-12-2013 05:10:25 | More by Snarf103
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ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-11-2013 15:47:58 | More by ericj551
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Tiernan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-10-2013 18:10:30 | More by Tiernan
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JMartin

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-10-2013 16:39:01 | More by JMartin
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -2.5%

A- Pint glass pour from a bottle with a black body. Light brown head forms to about a finger in size but doesn't retain well at all. The cap had a bubbly texture and leaves only a thin ring behind. Lacing is pretty much non-existent for me.

S-Reminds me of chocolate milk in a way with a sweet milk chocolate note coming off strong. Besides that just some roasted cracked grains and a slight dark fruit hint. Mostly the milk chocolate.

T- Follows the nose with the massive amount of milk chocolate. Reminds me a bit of Choklat in a way, a rich sweet cocoa/chocolate milk like flavor. Deeply roast grains and dark fruit besides that. Some burnt hints as well.

MF- Creamy and foamy overall feel but a bit on the thin side with lower end carbonation. Burnt and roast bitterness in the finish.

Very rich flavors, especially of decadent milk chocolate. The body isn't as good as it could be but a pretty good beer nonetheless.

02-10-2013 05:20:29 | More by cbutova
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rorjets

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-10-2013 01:28:14 | More by rorjets
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bigred89

Maryland

3/5  rDev -17.1%

02-09-2013 12:25:45 | More by bigred89
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AMCPhD

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-08-2013 19:56:54 | More by AMCPhD
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Pensfan0782

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

02-07-2013 00:00:46 | More by Pensfan0782
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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Polasiuss

Ireland

4/5  rDev +10.5%

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Johncnh

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-04-2013 01:30:50 | More by Johncnh
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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%

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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%

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!

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%

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.

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
Harpoon Chocolate Stout from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 719 ratings.