Harpoon Chocolate Stout - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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3.89/5 rDev +7.5%
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.
03-05-2014 16:39:14 | More by secondtooth
4.01/5 rDev +10.8%
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.
02-03-2014 04:21:30 | More by RVigz
3.39/5 rDev -6.4%
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.
02-01-2014 01:50:01 | More by ExtraStout
3.2/5 rDev -11.6%
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.
01-30-2014 00:27:55 | More by CFHMagnet
3.66/5 rDev +1.1%
A: Dark hersey like chocolate pour produces a thin, khaki capping that was short lived, not leaving much in terms of lace or excitment.
S: Sweet cocoa and fresh chocolate, really good strength, milky chocolate with some marshmellow and cocoa powder that is fresh and finely grounded. Things conclude with a trail of fresh chocolate roast coffee lingering about.
T: Lightly dry chocolate, almost like a dry stout for flavor. Chocolate-coffee roast, lightly bitter with hints of cocoa-almond and creamer. A bit of campfire minerality ash on the finish is soft with a decent amount of roastiness.
M: Good carbonation, medium bodied, dry, lightly bitter touch on the tongue with a milky creamy substance and a light passing of coffee.
O: drinks like a dry stout, easy going down, cleanly brewed, with a dry chocolate like flavor.
01-22-2014 01:08:24 | More by beerthulhu
Harpoon Chocolate Stout from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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