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Harpoon Chocolate Stout - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Ratings: 728
Reviews: 269
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.75%
Wants: 14
Gots: 33 | 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 illpass78
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.

illpass78, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of KFrank729
3/5  rDev -17.1%

KFrank729, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of firedwarftj
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

firedwarftj, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

archero, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of marksback
3/5  rDev -17.1%

marksback, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of RBorsato
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

RBorsato, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

DrunkinYogi, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of secondtooth
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.

secondtooth, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of ChuckAmok
4/5  rDev +10.5%

ChuckAmok, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of TheJakeyl88
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

TheJakeyl88, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of 40ozofGore
4/5  rDev +10.5%

40ozofGore, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of _phil_d
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

_phil_d, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of Pipelovejoy
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Pipelovejoy, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of dpgoblejr
4/5  rDev +10.5%

dpgoblejr, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of Extol
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Extol, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of gonzo000
3/5  rDev -17.1%

gonzo000, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of RVigz
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.

RVigz, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of whiterapid
3/5  rDev -17.1%

whiterapid, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of ExtraStout
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.

ExtraStout, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Patches826
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Patches826, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of CaverDave
4/5  rDev +10.5%

CaverDave, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of CFHMagnet
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.

CFHMagnet, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of lanegan94
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

lanegan94, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of swimfire
4/5  rDev +10.5%

swimfire, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of beerthulhu
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

beerthulhu, Jan 22, 2014
Harpoon Chocolate Stout from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 728 ratings.