Harpoon Dark | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

Harpoon DarkHarpoon Dark
BA SCORE
3.8/5
699 Ratings
Harpoon DarkHarpoon Dark
BEER INFO

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

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A blend of specialty malts gives this beer a velvety mouthfeel with roasted notes and a hint of chocolate, balanced by a subtle hop aroma. Hard to describe but easy to drink, Harpoon Dark is rich in character and light on the palate.

35 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,742
Reviews:
370
Ratings:
699
pDev:
10.26%
Bros Score:
4.06
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
49
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of edward_boumil
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Poured into a pils glass, looks a lot like cola, some big bubbles in the glass, head dissapated quickly, disapeared quickly.
S: Light chocolate, cola, dark bread.
T: Similar notes as aroma, with a slightly stronger bread flavor. Lightest touch of dark fruit on the finish.
F: Very smooth, drinkable, soda-like carbonation. As per the style, despite a more assertive flavor than a standard helles, it remains light and refreshing. Restrained and balanced.
O: Great representation of the style, a great domestic version on par with an import. Will continue to be a favorite, only gripe is the availability.

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

This was poured into a lager glass. The appearance was a mostly dark brown color with a finger’s worth of off white foamy head that slid off at a gentle pace. Left some light stringy lace here and there. The aroma had some smooth sweet dark bready malts over top of some light brisk semi-sweet to lightly bitter dark chocolate nibs. Subtle amount of light nuts and ended with some driftwood. The flavor yielded to the lager smooth malty sweetness. Some rigid dark breadiness grips my tastebuds a bit more than expected. So the aftertaste and finish weren’t as smooth as I tend to get in most Dunkel Lagers. Still, I didn’t mind so far. The palate was between light and medium bodied with a good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine and the ABV felt fine. That rigidness came back again to impart the suspected harshness I felt on my tongue. Overall, it’s a decent Munich Dunkel lager but enjoyable to me. I’d still have again.

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Photo of IBUBrew
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kw_pip
4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draught. Malty. Slightly bitter.

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Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BobbyOlson
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Giggy
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smithj4
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ASUoverUofA
2.89/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Buddance
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JacksonCR1
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown with reddish tint on the pour. Foamy white head with beautiful lacing. Aroma of coffee, sugars and caramel. Some carbon roasted aroma. Taste is of coffee and malt. Almost like dessert.

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Photo of BrewSTL
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fitz284
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of J1moyer
4.75/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Yummy! I found a dark beer at Logan International Airport.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Botulizard
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeoClassicist
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CycleDad
3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jtk21351
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of PJCarnell
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Uzarnayme
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ColSanders123
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattycasey
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Harpoon Dark from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 699 ratings
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