Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #44 - El Triunfo Coffee Porter | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #44 - El Triunfo Coffee PorterHarpoon 100 Barrel Series #44 - El Triunfo Coffee Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheManiacalOne on 11-25-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
174
Reviews:
52
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.57%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 174 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of joeboe2001
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I gave this all 5s because I cannot imagine a better glass of beer.

I ordered this at a small tapas restaurant in Dover, DE. When I say the mouthfeel was "perfect" I note it was not typical for a porter (large bubbled, slightly watery finish) but more of a stout.

The 12 oz. pilsner glass was gone quickly, especially after my wife and daughter each snuck a taste. I eagerly ordered another.

The bartender turned to the tap and started to pull my beer. All of a sudden, he stopped after perhaps 3 oz. The keg was empty.

Dismayed, I ordered something else. He set the 3 oz. glass aside. I was going to ask him for it, but it quickly dissappeared. The SOB drank it himself!

My search for a perfect beer continues! This was probably the last glass of Harpoon's coffee porter in existence.

To clear up what one reviewer said--referring to this as a wintry brew--that is not the case. Porters were traditionally brewed for working class consumption, while on the job, year around. That is why their ABV is always a bit low.

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Photo of brewlagoon
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of fossage78
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of Dwtucker90
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of tipofthetongue
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of Fettpopps
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of kushlash23
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.54/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 11/20/2012 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US pint glass.

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

S: The aroma truly smells like a fresh-brewed pot of coffee. I could smell it as soon as the beer was set in front of me.

T: The taste starts out with a strong, creamy and sweet coffee flavor that remains dominant. The roasted malt character is hearty but not too heavy. The hops presence is very mild as it should be in this type of beer and provides a good balance. The after-taste is the same as a strong cup of coffee.

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

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this beer has everything you want in a coffee-flavored beer.

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Photo of Jayli
4.54/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz
Poured in to a pint glass

A: This beer pours a deep, dark, opaque brown with a two finger of foamy, light khaki colored head. Head retains nicely leaves, sheets of lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is coffee, coffee, coffee. Seriously, like fresh brewed coffee. I think the last time I smelled a beer this coffee and tasty was Surly's Coffee Bender.

T: Taste is sweet creamy coffee at the forefront. Roast malts a plenty. There's a slight citrus hop flavoring and a touch of toffee. The finish is more coffee, coffee, coffee. This is a coffee lovers beer for sure - a fantastic ice coffee beer.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, creamy at first with a lighter more sticky finish.

O: Goes down easy, ridiculously tasty, not filling, mild kick, and a nice, more robust representation of style. This is a beer that I would drink on the regular. If you look for coffee flavoring, this is the best east coast representation that I've come across in a long time.

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of schaffer9252
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of waiting4lunch
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of florianfloc
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of nomadnick
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of MarkSmithVT
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle - $5.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: A medium-small, tan head sits atop a black body. Near nil lacing.

Smell: Features a sublime scent of whole roasted coffee beans. Many stouts and porters can give off a roasty, coffee-esque scent, it's true. Even many coffee-infused beers don't seem particularly emboldened beyond the base malts. In this, however, the added ingredient is undoubted. Also, quality chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and a faint, faint fruitiness.

Taste: There's a great bittersweet coffee bean flavor upfront accented by roasted malts, chocolate, caramel and burnt sugars. Very light touch of licorice. Low dark fruitiness. Bitterness from the hops, but also some imparted by the roasted malt and coffee beans. Plenty of coffee flavor on the finish and in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth, yet also a bit crisp.

Overall: A tantalizing and energizing beer. I've had a few coffee-based beers lately and this has been the best of the bunch.

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Photo of tdm168
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Sawmill Tap Room

A - black with a tall, creamy, brownish head that has great retention

S - coffee, chocolate, roasted malts

T - coffee, chocolate, creamy, roasted malts, some bitterness in the finish

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a really very delicious porter. The coffee flavor is intense but balanced. There is also a strong chocolate presence which offers a little sweetness. This is an all around sound, balanced, and highly drinkable beer. It is definitely worth a try.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: pours a very deep brown with reddish hues. Creamy sand colored head retains well and leaves a thin blanket of lacing coating the glass.

S: Rich, assertive coffee scents. Roasted coffee beans, coffee grounds. Nutty, roasty, toasty, slightly earthy. Strong pull of mocha. Milk chocolate and fudge sauce. Great aroma.

T: That strong pull of mocha is briefly introduced on the attack. Coffee flavors slowly build into a rich, nutty, slightly fruity, earthy, and all-around pleasing taste experience. Coffee tastes are very fresh and vibrant. Slight coffee acidity. Chocolatey, cola-like, and mildly roasty malt tastes lay muffled underneath the blanket of coffee. Finishes with all the aforementioned coffee tastes slowly fading on the palate.

M: Medium bodied. Creamy, but maybe a touch watery. Crisp carbonation picks it up just enough, and ultimately saves it.

O: Coffee is really the only focal point of this beer, so it's a good thing that the coffee tastes at work are some of the freshest tasting and most memorable that I've come across in a beer to date. The base beer may be a tad dull, but the fresh and vibrant coffee tastes really make the drinking experience here. Maybe my favorite 100 barrel entry to date.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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