100 Barrel Series Session 56 Kettle Cup Thunder Foam | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

100 Barrel Series Session 56 Kettle Cup Thunder Foam100 Barrel Series Session 56 Kettle Cup Thunder Foam
BA SCORE
3.82/5
49 Ratings
100 Barrel Series Session 56 Kettle Cup Thunder Foam100 Barrel Series Session 56 Kettle Cup Thunder Foam
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Massachusetts, United States
harpoonbrewery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ancho & poblano chili peppers with cocoa nibs.

Added by jaydoc on 12-24-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
49
pDev:
9.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a black color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within about thirty seconds leaving some foamy lacing all around. The smell had the cocoa nibs up front, fairly dry. Chili’s come across super light. The taste was mainly dry sweet and then the light spice from the chilis slide in underneath in the aftertaste. Semi-smooth dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light. Overall, I say this was a decent porter. It’s pretty dry all around. And the spices don’t kick in as much as I thought they would have. Maybe again.

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Photo of iheartmyTHO
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Overall, just a moderately OK porter. I get a hint of chocolate flavor but no real chili flavor. The mouth feel also feels off for a porter. My bottle seemed quite carbonated and bubbly.

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Photo of chinchill
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle served in a goblet.
Pours clear, dark, reddish brown with a semi-durable beige head.
Aroma: The poblano and chili peppers are both evident and mix with notes of dark bread. Hints of cocoa.
Flavor: adequate dark roasted grain for style and given the judicious level of poblano and chili peppers. There’s also a moderate amount of coffee, subtle dark chocolate and earthy hops, and a hint of black pepper too.

Feel: smooth and medium-full body, with no burn but just some warmth from the chilies despite the obvious pepper flavor and aromas. Medium carbonation.

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Photo of yancot
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours dark brown, almost black with a small head. I get more chocolate less pepper in the nose. The mouth follows the nose. Enjoyable.

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Photo of garyloveman
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ksimons
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-color is a very dark brown, almost black, with a fingers worth of khaki colored head

S-pepper spice, chocolate, and a bit of roast

T-taste matches the smell with a chocolate malt backbone, light roast, and pepper that builds as the beer warms

M-just barely medium body and crisp carbonation

Overall really nice spice notes in the smell and aroma, but an imperial version of this would probably be really great

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Photo of Hendry
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrianScott
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rock_Glenn
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

An excellent body and head is accompanied by a smoky, peppery flavor. This is a very good beer. I swear pepper flavor tastes good in any beer, but in this particular example the balance is finely crafted.

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Photo of NorseKaiser
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dicers
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brother_rebus
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GuitarIPA
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zylod
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of golf4collet
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RhinoBrew
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a near pitch black with 2 fingers of head that slowly fades down to a nice cap that leaves lots of sticky lacing

S: Nice roast and caramel maltiness up front with a good deal of heat and vegetal pepper notes. Cocoa and chocolate in there as well. Solid

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the roast and some light sweetness from the caramel and chocolate maltiness. Cocoa and a light spicy pepper kick up next. Heat very slowly builds up, but never gets even more than moderately spicy/hot. Finishes with light pepper notes and roast

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth

O: A solid pepper and cocoa porter that nicely highlights both ingredients while seamlessly integrating both together. Nice and easy to drink, but it would be a great sipper if it were kicked up a notch on both the heat and abv scale. Definitely worth trying, regardless

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Photo of morebeergood
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TWStandley
3.44/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lucular
4.34/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm a big fan of this brew. Pours dark with a nice head, smell is rich and chocolaty. The taste is heavy chocolate with some smoke, milkiness like hot chocolate, and a slight heat from the peppers. Delicious beer.

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Photo of Nickcal
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 49 ratings
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