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

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100 Barrel Series #56 - Kettle Cup Thunder Foam100 Barrel Series #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:
16
Ratings:
50
pDev:
9.45%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
17
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0
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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by mdfb79:
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3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Swillburger/The Playhouse in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a one inch head, and a bit of lacing.

Smells like milk chocolate, roasty malt, and a bit of fleshy chili pepper.

This has a really nice balance to it, the chocolate and chili character are about equal. The chili heat lingers slightly on the palate. There's a good amount of roast here too- always appreciated.

This has a really creamy mouthfeel, super rich, with a normal level of carbonation.

Harpoon tends to make some pretty fun beers in this series and this is no exception.

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Photo of oberon
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep mahogany with a full one finger khaki colored head atop.Sweetish in the nose with a bit of vanilla and caramel,there is a light chili element in there as well.The feel could be a bit fuller but it's not sharp and/or prickly.The cocoa nibs play a big role on the palate over top of caramel and brown sugar,there is an ever so slight roasted chili note in the back end along with some drying earthiness.Not bad but it packs a little punch in the feel and on the palate.

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Photo of Doomcifer
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
4/5  rDev +5%
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 brother_rebus
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uzarnayme
4.42/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ricknelson
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of needMIbeer
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
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 TWStandley
3.44/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of liquorpig
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of iheartmyTHO
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
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 NorseKaiser
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jtk21351
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of garyloveman
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NeoClassicist
3.27/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JOSHRINARD
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 2/7/2016 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a large beige head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty roasted malt character along with flavors of coffee, chocolate and dark fruit. Then some mild smokiness comes in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly smoky and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of GuitarIPA
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rock_Glenn
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
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 Davepoolesque
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sweetness on the nose. Dark chocolate, roasted malt, hints of vanilla and chicory bitterness. Getting absolutely zero pepper flavors. It's a solid porter but no pepper flavor is bringing this down. Eh.

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Photo of smcolw
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown where light shines through the center of the glass. Streaky beige lace from a moderate head.

Starts with the smell of freshly whipped cream. I get hints of berry and vanilla.

Mild start to the taste. I note blackberry and a creamsicle flavor. The finish is far stronger but mainly of the same flavors. Low carbonation with a thicker than average body. The aftertaste brings out some coffee bitterness.

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Photo of Zylod
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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100 Barrel Series #56 - Kettle Cup Thunder Foam from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 50 ratings