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
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2.25/5  rDev -42%

Photo of bobhits
2.57/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a medium of the colored brown body. There's a nice tan capped head, some nice lacing and some nice density.

Coffee....really this is coffee. There's some nice caramel, vanilla, caramel light aromas here. Nothing is dark and over roasted, but that's what a porter gives you.

Caramel, vanilla, and just a long long lingering medium roast coffee flavor. This is a bit watery for so much coffee.

Maybe it is just me, but if you put a beer in a bomber and charge 4+ (I think this was 4.99 or 5.99) a single bottle, it is supposed to be BIG. This is the kind of beer you expect in a 10 dollar 6 pack based on this feel.

As I just said, over priced and under whelming. Still if you want something relatively light with a lot of coffee flavor this is a great option.

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of ms11781
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of fstorey
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of corby112
3.08/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

Pours an opaque, dark chestnut brown color with a two finger beige head that has very good retention, only slowly settling into a lasting cap/ring.  Streaks of soapy lace left being.

Rich and robust malt aroma with a strong roasted coffee presence along with silky chocolate, caramel, toffee and hazelnut.  Also a bit nutty with a subtle lactic presence.  Smells like gourmet roasted coffee in beer form.

On the lighter end of medium body and  sligtly watered down with a deeply roasted malt and coffee presence that lingers throughout.  Slightly burnt and acrid with stale coffee/espresso bean, dark chocolate, oatmeal and burnt toast.  Not as complex as the nose suggests.  Creaminess, sweetness and nutty flavors found in the aroma are lacking.  Not terrible but one dimensional and too light for the style.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.16/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer was a dark brown color with some red highlights. There was a small tan head.

Aroma of roasted malt. Some chocolate and coffee.

Taste followed aroma. Sweet chocolate and coffee.

Nice enough beer, but kind of timid. I might have liked this one more, if only I hadn't had a BCCS just before.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of icehawk
3.27/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Bottle 

 Appearance: Opaque black with thin white head 

 Aroma: Coffee, nuts, dark chocolate 

 Taste: Earthy, bitter coffee 

 Palate: Medium, almost thin mouthfeel. Somewhat acidic aftertaste. 

 Overall: Drinkable with a fairly thin body. The coffee flavor comes across a bit acidic and earthy.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.33/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a solid dark brown with faint garnet highlights when held to light and a huge fluffy tan head that persists forever. Wicked coffee aromas waft towards my nostrils the second I pop the cork off the bottle. Upon closer inspection I find traces of sweet sugar and chocolate in there, but this one is a coffee bomb. The flavor has a hint more malty sweetness than the aroma suggested, but not much more. Light chocolate, caramel and brown sugar malts come through in vain before my taste buds are smacked by Juan Valdez. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a creamy oily mouthfeel. For me the coffee is over the top on this one, but then again I don't drink coffee. I'm amazed at how they got such a huge coffee presence and still retained a decent head and creamy mouthfeel without a bitter or acrid coffee bite. Well made beer, just not my cup of coffee.

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Photo of PorterLambic
3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark chestnut brown, clear, with hints of orange. Light penetrates the edges. Small tan head has very little retention.
Smell is heavily roasted malt, coffee and a whiff of caramel.
Taste is toasty malt, robust coffee, some caramel and toffee. Some chocolate shows in the aftertaste but none of the floral notes the label promises.
The medium plus body is a bit watery during the swallow. Effervescence is light and a bit tingly. Warming with a hint of dryness. Overall, a good brew but since the label says its a robust porter I would like a bit more body.

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Photo of Jacobob10
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle as part of the Harpoon 30th Anniversary pack.

Lovely deep brown color that borders on black, but you can tell it's brown when held up to the light. Light tan head that leaves a thin cap on top. Chocolate and coffee make up the aroma thanks to the roasted malt. Dig a little deeper and the floral hops start to show their presence as well. Flavor is dominated by coffee and shows little complexity. A little too thin and fizzy on the palate. Could be improved by being slightly creamier and easier to drink. Overall, probably my least favorite from the Harpoon 30 pack so far, but not a bad beer by any means.

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Photo of thecheapies
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown with a crown of tan foam. Looks good. The initial aroma coming off of this beer is alluring, so I'm wrapping up with my appearance review.

Sweet milk-laden coffee with a liqueury quality, robust earthy malts, beefy dark roast, floral sweetness, and a hearty mash. Nice coffee nose with a classic porter backbone.

Much thinner in flavor. Dampened by some age, the malts are bland and a bit dirty. The coffee is weaker, and seemingly has grit. This is not composed anymore. A porter, unraveled.

Medium body and medium-soft carbonation. Could use a little more air to elevate the feel.

I wish this could've held up. Not sure about the initial release date, but it couldn't have been that recent. This might be marvelous when fresh. Extra quarter of a point for what I don't know.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of DrinkingDrake
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of BostonPhilly
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Xandrose
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Mikecap
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of khargro2
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Pamola
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of sendbeer
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of tpacek
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Proclarush
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of JayKay412
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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