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Harpoon Boston Irish Stout - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
85
very good

111 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 5
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 03-13-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Released mid-March 2013, draught nitro only.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 111 | Reviews: 11
Photo of Antc2382
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good dry Irish stout. Harpoon rules!

Photo of Texasfan549
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Whyt4243
3.22/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ian_B
3.26/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rderedin
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beersquirrel1337
4.36/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is not retired, but it is a pilot. served at harpoon brewery on tap daily.

A: opaque dark brown that turns black as nitro bubbles dissipate. thick creamy white head

S: mild sweet coffee

T: much like guinness. creamy, smooth, coffee, cocoa, sweet roasted malt, molasses

F: super smooth, thick - medium body, silky

O: delicious. highly recommend

Photo of snowmageddon
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dizzy242
3.24/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of avampiremoose
4.39/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heerboth
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AirBob
4.12/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ricknelson
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of dabarton
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Iski100
3.08/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of rusty3335
1.92/5  rDev -49.2%

Photo of braican
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of jascott2112
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of WoostaBia
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Beric
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Serving: On-tap (nitro) at brew hall
Served: 6 September 2014

Appearance: Pours a great dark brown almost black color with a creamy nitro head. Looks almost identical to a Guinness draft. 4/5

Smell: Oppressively clean, like most Irish dry stouts, but slight hints of roasted maltiness and slight notes of French roasted coffee, just enough to make it better than average. 4/5

Taste: Wow, a magnificent craft brewed Irish Dry Stout. This is what Guinness should taste like. The beer has the same light silkiness as Guinness but significantly more flavor from the roasted malts, lending notes of dark chocolate, French roasted coffee, and slight burnt toast notes (but in a good way). Semi-dry finish. 45

Mouthfeel: Light and silky, especially from the nitro. 4/5

Overall: One of Harpoon's best. 4/5

Photo of diamondlie
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of seedyone
4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. First impression, under the nose, is a very slight charcol/smokeness. I find it a bit light in texture, as it's late summer, that's a good thing. The flavor is full & rich, as is the head. Lacing is a bit sparse. Not the usual coffe/chocolate forward stout, this is much truer to the toasty malty flavors that made stout the worldwide drink that it is.

March 2015 Nitro at Rattle n Hum. Quite a difference. Way more body, aroma is bigge on the coffee front & of course the lacing is photo worthy.

Photo of LutherBrau
4.5/5  rDev +19%

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Harpoon Boston Irish Stout from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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