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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #44 - El Triunfo Coffee Porter - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #44 - El Triunfo Coffee PorterHarpoon 100 Barrel Series #44 - El Triunfo Coffee Porter

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BA SCORE
88
very good

167 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheManiacalOne on 11-25-2012)
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Kelp

New Hampshire

2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

01-20-2013 00:45:19 | More by Kelp
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bobhits

Kentucky

2.55/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a medium of the colored brown body. There's a nice tan capped head, some nice lacing and some nice density.

Coffee....really this is coffee. There's some nice caramel, vanilla, caramel light aromas here. Nothing is dark and over roasted, but that's what a porter gives you.

Caramel, vanilla, and just a long long lingering medium roast coffee flavor. This is a bit watery for so much coffee.

Maybe it is just me, but if you put a beer in a bomber and charge 4+ (I think this was 4.99 or 5.99) a single bottle, it is supposed to be BIG. This is the kind of beer you expect in a 10 dollar 6 pack based on this feel.

As I just said, over priced and under whelming. Still if you want something relatively light with a lot of coffee flavor this is a great option.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 05:02:34 | More by bobhits
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -23.5%

12-01-2012 01:44:38 | More by Massbmx
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -23.5%

12-02-2012 17:30:57 | More by ms11781
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fstorey

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -23.5%

01-19-2013 04:12:55 | More by fstorey
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

Pours an opaque, dark chestnut brown color with a two finger beige head that has very good retention, only slowly settling into a lasting cap/ring.  Streaks of soapy lace left being.

Rich and robust malt aroma with a strong roasted coffee presence along with silky chocolate, caramel, toffee and hazelnut.  Also a bit nutty with a subtle lactic presence.  Smells like gourmet roasted coffee in beer form.

On the lighter end of medium body and  sligtly watered down with a deeply roasted malt and coffee presence that lingers throughout.  Slightly burnt and acrid with stale coffee/espresso bean, dark chocolate, oatmeal and burnt toast.  Not as complex as the nose suggests.  Creaminess, sweetness and nutty flavors found in the aroma are lacking.  Not terrible but one dimensional and too light for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2013 01:21:15 | More by corby112
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.15/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer was a dark brown color with some red highlights. There was a small tan head.

Aroma of roasted malt. Some chocolate and coffee.

Taste followed aroma. Sweet chocolate and coffee.

Nice enough beer, but kind of timid. I might have liked this one more, if only I hadn't had a BCCS just before.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 21:06:51 | More by lordofthewiens
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icehawk

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Bottle Appearance: Opaque black with thin white head Aroma: Coffee, nuts, dark chocolate Taste: Earthy, bitter coffee Palate: Medium, almost thin mouthfeel. Somewhat acidic aftertaste. Overall: Drinkable with a fairly thin body. The coffee flavor comes across a bit acidic and earthy.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 00:48:12 | More by icehawk
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DCav


3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

02-22-2013 01:24:10 | More by DCav
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.3/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a solid dark brown with faint garnet highlights when held to light and a huge fluffy tan head that persists forever. Wicked coffee aromas waft towards my nostrils the second I pop the cork off the bottle. Upon closer inspection I find traces of sweet sugar and chocolate in there, but this one is a coffee bomb. The flavor has a hint more malty sweetness than the aroma suggested, but not much more. Light chocolate, caramel and brown sugar malts come through in vain before my taste buds are smacked by Juan Valdez. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a creamy oily mouthfeel. For me the coffee is over the top on this one, but then again I don't drink coffee. I'm amazed at how they got such a huge coffee presence and still retained a decent head and creamy mouthfeel without a bitter or acrid coffee bite. Well made beer, just not my cup of coffee.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 06:03:47 | More by johnnnniee
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.39/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark chestnut brown, clear, with hints of orange. Light penetrates the edges. Small tan head has very little retention.
Smell is heavily roasted malt, coffee and a whiff of caramel.
Taste is toasty malt, robust coffee, some caramel and toffee. Some chocolate shows in the aftertaste but none of the floral notes the label promises.
The medium plus body is a bit watery during the swallow. Effervescence is light and a bit tingly. Warming with a hint of dryness. Overall, a good brew but since the label says its a robust porter I would like a bit more body.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 18:15:42 | More by PorterLambic
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown with a crown of tan foam. Looks good. The initial aroma coming off of this beer is alluring, so I'm wrapping up with my appearance review.

Sweet milk-laden coffee with a liqueury quality, robust earthy malts, beefy dark roast, floral sweetness, and a hearty mash. Nice coffee nose with a classic porter backbone.

Much thinner in flavor. Dampened by some age, the malts are bland and a bit dirty. The coffee is weaker, and seemingly has grit. This is not composed anymore. A porter, unraveled.

Medium body and medium-soft carbonation. Could use a little more air to elevate the feel.

I wish this could've held up. Not sure about the initial release date, but it couldn't have been that recent. This might be marvelous when fresh. Extra quarter of a point for what I don't know.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 22:55:11 | More by thecheapies
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

03-16-2013 18:48:00 | More by st9647v3
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DrinkingDrake

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

06-28-2013 00:00:29 | More by DrinkingDrake
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

06-24-2013 18:14:14 | More by BostonPhilly
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Xandrose

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

10-12-2013 05:18:49 | More by Xandrose
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Mikecap

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-13-2013 15:47:45 | More by Mikecap
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khargro2

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-27-2013 01:37:41 | More by khargro2
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Pamola

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-06-2013 19:43:50 | More by Pamola
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-04-2013 04:19:21 | More by sendbeer
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tpacek

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-09-2014 14:58:22 | More by tpacek
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

12-17-2012 04:25:46 | More by Proclarush
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

12-08-2012 02:35:55 | More by Gambrinus1184
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JayKay412

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-10-2013 21:50:52 | More by JayKay412
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-04-2013 00:32:16 | More by WDJersey
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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #44 - El Triunfo Coffee Porter from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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