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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #36 - Island Creek Oyster Stout - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #36 - Island Creek Oyster StoutHarpoon 100 Barrel Series #36 - Island Creek Oyster Stout

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BA SCORE
85
very good

108 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 15.26%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

The idea for the Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Island Creek Oyster Stout came after years of enjoying locally harvested oysters over freshly brewed pints of beer with our friends from Island Creek. Stouts have long been paired with oysters, though seldom brewed with them. This is our take on the age-old tradition.

Brewed by Bill Leahy using Island Creek oyster farmer Skip Bennett's revered Duxbury Bay oysters, this beer has a rich body and smooth mouthfeel derived in part from a combination of roasted barley and chocolate rye malts. The roasted malt notes blend beautifully with the briny, mineral flavors of the Island Creek oysters. An addition of hops adds some bitterness to balance the malt sweetness.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: TheManiacalOne on 05-16-2011)
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-07-2014 16:53:45 | More by wrightst
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-12-2014 23:37:26 | More by millerbuffoon
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-12-2014 23:32:39 | More by Knapp85
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nebula1999

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-02-2014 03:07:10 | More by nebula1999
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oline73

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-05-2014 01:08:15 | More by oline73
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-03-2013 19:03:17 | More by Kmlund
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bosox2004

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-14-2013 23:26:55 | More by bosox2004
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -21.1%

08-06-2013 18:19:22 | More by JTomczak
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pathman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-13-2013 12:02:04 | More by pathman
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ohtheguilt

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-11-2013 16:44:45 | More by ohtheguilt
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iemailjack

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-08-2013 03:36:24 | More by iemailjack
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Vinylboy20

New York

5/5  rDev +31.6%

01-04-2013 03:28:26 | More by Vinylboy20
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.1%

12-25-2012 22:20:03 | More by ejimhof
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MNBeerNE

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.1%

11-10-2012 15:29:29 | More by MNBeerNE
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-08-2012 03:50:30 | More by Texasfan549
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Danobold

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-01-2012 12:45:19 | More by Danobold
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bdub32689

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-30-2012 14:37:27 | More by bdub32689
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -9.7%

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass

A- pours black with a fluffy, two finger light tan head. Head isn't very thick and doesn't stick around for awhile, very disappointing

S- lots of chocolate coming through, with a little bit of light coffee. Delightful

T- very sweet chocolate, a little bit of oyster flavor. Interesting if nothing else

M- absolutely paper thin. No body at all. Vastly disappointing

O- it is what it is, though I guess it's on me for expecting anything other then average from Harpoon

09-27-2012 00:32:24 | More by bigfnjoe
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jnardone235

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-03-2012 03:14:52 | More by jnardone235
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-25-2012 20:03:28 | More by Davepoolesque
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Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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skiit13

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-16-2012 23:48:46 | More by skiit13
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a tulip.

A: Very dark brown. Pours a slight, bubbly, brown-white head. Dissipates quickly, leaving merely a beer ring. Very slight lacing mostly retreats quickly into the body of the brew.

S: Hearty malt, oak, smoke, and dark chocolate.

T: Oatmeal-y malt goodness, unsweetened dark chocolate, a little woodi-ness, and a slight bit of tang.

M: Grainy, full body, with a bit of pungent finish.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Dark hue, with only a slight head, and minute lacing. Nose is malty and woody, complimented with the subtle teasing of unsweetened dark chocolate. Flavor is oatmeal, with unsweetened chocolate, and wood. A bit tangy in the finish. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

07-08-2012 02:41:09 | More by bmwats
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ghostwalker

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%

Light, thin, creamy white head. Dark brown body.

The nose is dry, bitter and minerally. That's probably what they are going for here.

Flavor is smooth and coating, but also tart and minerally. Roasty it is, but not overly so. More balanced and (fairly) light than I would expect a stout to be.

Mouthfeel is light, slick, low carb.

Interesting and different. It's good, but not crazy good.

07-04-2012 19:59:51 | More by ghostwalker
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

06-27-2012 23:05:02 | More by trevorpost
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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #36 - Island Creek Oyster Stout from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
85 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.