Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #45 - Directors' Cut | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #45 - Directors' CutHarpoon 100 Barrel Series #45 - Directors' Cut

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

Style: Black & Tan

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by rab53 on 02-02-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

AROMA is toffee, caramel. Pleasant , but somewhat weak.
LOOK: Dark brown , blackish pour. Very bubbly.
TASTE is mostly cola-like, and has some coffee and caramel.
FEEL: flat soda.
Not bad...interesting beer.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

02/25/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Just a taste, which was pretty hoppy for a stout to my un-hoppy taste buds.

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.44/5  rDev -3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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1/5  rDev -72.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"With a malty sweetness, subtle hops, and a hint of smoke, this beer blends two distinct styles, Pale Ale and Stout, to make one phenomenal beer." Brewed in the style of a Black & Tan Ale. This is entry #45 of Harpoon's 100 Barrel Series, released January 2013. Available in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served above 52ยบ Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy foamy light brown head over an opaque medium brown-red body with high clarity. Carbonation is plentiful, retention is good. Lacing is light and streaked. 4

(Smell) Notes of bready sweet caramel, pale malts with a subtle graininess, floral and mild spicy hop character. Clean, roasty smoke is faint but evident. 3.5

(Taste) Light caramel malt syrup sweetness with a creeping light roast malt over a light pale malt body. Hops provide a very mild hop flavor and a subtle earthy bitterness. A bit lighter in flavor than expected with a mild thinness, accented by the cleanliness of the drink. The flavor is enjoyable, even if too light. 3.25

(Mouthfeel) Texture is light, thin, dry. Carbonation generates a mellow carbonation for a very light and mild mouthfeel, near flat in presentation. Body is medium+ for the style, shy of medium overall. Balance is nearly even, perhaps a touch sweet over bitter with a notable lightness promoting high drinkability. Alcohol presence is light. 3.5

(Overall) Although I'd prefer to keep away from these pre-packaged black & tans, this one is fairly enjoyable, albeit expectedly thin. Very clean, well balanced, very lightly-bodied. One could certainly enjoy the bottle by itself, although to others it may leave something to be desired. I find myself craving a nice, roasty, smoky stout following this bottle without the complications of a pale ale. 3.5

Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall's
100 Barrel Series: #45: Director's Cut

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