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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

174 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheManiacalOne on 11-25-2012)
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Photo of Xandrose
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Xandrose, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Kmlund, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of mlefebvre7
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

mlefebvre7, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of Dicers
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Dicers, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of SiegeSpitfire
4/5  rDev +1.8%

SiegeSpitfire, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of tipofthetongue
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

tipofthetongue, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of Taycro
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Taycro, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of kushlash23
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

kushlash23, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +1.8%

InspectorBob, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of icehawk
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
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.

icehawk, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

vermilcj, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of GeoCait
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

GeoCait, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of bmwats
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a snifter.

A: Black. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, brown-white head. Settles fairly slowly. Leaves a smattering of foam on the surface. Solid beer ring lacing. Head renews fully with each pour.

S: Roasted espresso, bittersweet dark chocolate, and oak chips.

T: Charred grains, espresso beans, and unsweetened dark chocolate. A little peat character.

M: Thick and hearty. Feels a little shallow. Slightly bitter finish.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is good. Dark hue, nice foamy head, and persistent lacing. Nose is coffee and roasted malt. Charred grains, roasted espresso, dark chocolate with a little peat. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

bmwats, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of bruindre
4/5  rDev +1.8%

bruindre, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of joeboe2001
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I gave this all 5s because I cannot imagine a better glass of beer.

I ordered this at a small tapas restaurant in Dover, DE. When I say the mouthfeel was "perfect" I note it was not typical for a porter (large bubbled, slightly watery finish) but more of a stout.

The 12 oz. pilsner glass was gone quickly, especially after my wife and daughter each snuck a taste. I eagerly ordered another.

The bartender turned to the tap and started to pull my beer. All of a sudden, he stopped after perhaps 3 oz. The keg was empty.

Dismayed, I ordered something else. He set the 3 oz. glass aside. I was going to ask him for it, but it quickly dissappeared. The SOB drank it himself!

My search for a perfect beer continues! This was probably the last glass of Harpoon's coffee porter in existence.

To clear up what one reviewer said--referring to this as a wintry brew--that is not the case. Porters were traditionally brewed for working class consumption, while on the job, year around. That is why their ABV is always a bit low.

joeboe2001, Jul 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

WDJersey, Jul 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

DrinkingDrake, Jun 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

blange3, Jun 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

reizorc, Jun 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

BostonPhilly, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of greenmtn1111
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass tulip.

This pours a pitch black with a tan colored head about 2" thick and it disappears pretty quickly but laces decently. I smell a lot of coffee when I take a whiff - high quality beans. A little bit of chocolate is there in the background. Not surprisingly, coffee is the predominant flavour - roasty and slightly chocolaty as well. I'm surprised at how smooth this goes down. The coffee is not too bitter and the beer is not overly sweet which is a nice quality. Not overly complex, but It's much more crisp and refreshing than a lot of other beers of this style.

greenmtn1111, Jun 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Orange, Jun 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Bizoneill, Jun 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

gferg10, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Nordicsk8er
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

An uncharacteristically cold and wet Memorial Day weekend provided a good opportunity to finally sample this "wintry" offering (this being a limited release available during the winter months). I poured my sample into a Harpoon IPA glass. Light lacing and a head that dissipated quickly. Soft aromas of chocolate, caramel, and vanilla. Not as much coffee smell as I would have expected. Very easy drinking with fairly heavy carbonation. Smooth. Caramel, light chocolate, and toffee highlights. The coffee comes more to the fore as the beer warms. The 28 I.B.U. rating seems right on the mark. Nicely done.

Nordicsk8er, May 26, 2013
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #44 - El Triunfo Coffee Porter from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
88 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.