Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #44 - El Triunfo Coffee Porter - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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3.54/5 rDev -9.9%
Received this as an extra from jageraholic. Poured the bomber, dated Enjoy By 3/15/13, into my Deschutes tulip glass...
A - Pours a dark cola brown, with 2 fingers of off-white colored head. Falls rather quickly leaving no lacing behind.
S - Smells like a cup of coffee with notes of chocolate syrup.
T/M - The taste is of bitter coffee, with hints of chocolate. I'm also getting some burnt malts as well. The mouthfeelis light, with good carbonation.
O - It is a very coffee forward porter, but the mouthfeel is very light. Even for a porter. I wish I had more to say about this one, but it's kind of a one trick pony.
04-17-2013 02:36:14 | More by Rizalini
5/5 rDev +27.2%
So I have been collectin gthese for a wile now and have quite a few. I hope to get them all, but I am sure I wont be able to since some are probably not in circulation anymore. I felt this had great flavor, it was not overpowering with coffee, just the right amont with a good strong porter taste. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good porter.
04-10-2013 19:29:48 | More by brewlagoon
3/5 rDev -23.7%
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.
03-13-2013 01:21:15 | More by corby112
2.55/5 rDev -35.1%
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.
02-28-2013 05:02:34 | More by bobhits
4.29/5 rDev +9.2%
A-Pours a dark brown with a dark tan head. Head keeps a respectable height. Lighter waves of lacing. Modest light penetration.
S-A focused aroma of sweetened coffee. Luke warm medium-roast coffee with a generous dosage of cream and sugar. Milk chocolate dances around the java. This beer nails its intended target.
T-The flavor is even better. Such a pinpoint coffee flavor. Espresso! Choco-undertones. Dried coffee beans usher in a wave of delectable sweetness. The first few seconds of this beer are blissful. El Triunfo is devoid of that unpleasant chalky flavor that many Porters display. I know I'm repeating myself but this beer really hit its goal here.
M-Medium bodied with light roast-imparted bitterness. Carbonation is soft but subtly energetic. Quite drinkable.
O/D-One of my favorite Harpoon brews. A liquid blitzkrieg of delectable java. I would take this over a cup o' Joe any day…consequenty I'd be asleep by noon.
02-26-2013 03:44:36 | More by VelvetExtract
3.93/5 rDev 0%
A: The beer is nearly jet black in color—bits of reddish amber are visible near the bottom of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a finger and a half high dense light tan head that has very good retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of coffee beans in the nose along with some faint hints of dark malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but isn't completely one dimensional with coffee flavors. It's rounded out with some hints of chocolate and roasted malts as well as a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth (and slightly thin) on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: If you really like coffee, this is a nice flavorful porter that is also very easy to drink. There's little in the way of roasted malt flavors but the coffee beans have a nice enough taste to make up for this.
02-17-2013 15:56:13 | More by metter98
3.71/5 rDev -5.6%
Pours a deep chocolate brown color with a tight cream colored head that settles into a light ring. Some amber highlights peek through.
The aroma is of a light freshly ground coffee. Perhaps some woody notes and light caramel but the coffee is forefront. Wish it was a bit stronger.
The taste is of a mild roast base, caramel and some tea and lemon notes; traditional english porter base. The coffee flavor is nice; freshly ground coffee flavor. The coffee really stands out. It could use a touch more sweetness as it dry and a touch bitter from the coffee.
The feel is light to moderate with fizzy carbonation. Quite a dry feel, almost powdery. Bitter in the finish from the coffee. Solid porter body.
I really like the coffee flavor in this porter. However, the beer is screaming for some sweetness, perhaps some oatmeal or lactose.
02-10-2013 17:22:43 | More by Gmann
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #44 - El Triunfo Coffee Porter from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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