News Dunkin' Coffee Porter from Harpoon & Dunkin' Donuts

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by DarkDragon999, Jul 11, 2018 at 6:09 PM.

  1. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Aspirant (298) Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

  2. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (2,058) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    I can't believe they used Dunkin' and not Tim Horton's -- I swear I'd see one of those on every corner I turned in New England. :wink:
     
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  3. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,303) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Couple of decades ago, there was:

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    (Starbucks and Red Hook were both co-founded by Gordon Bowker).
     
  4. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Meyvn (1,331) Dec 11, 2006 California
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    My local bar has this ‘Tim Horton’s’ beer on tap right now.
     
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  5. Daveshek28

    Daveshek28 Initiate (147) Nov 10, 2015 New York
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    I for one will never drink this beer, Dunkin coffee sucks.
     
  6. IPAExpert69

    IPAExpert69 Aspirant (227) Aug 2, 2017 New Jersey
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    So they are basically saying they will add 10 scoops of sugar when they only need 1 :neutral_face:
     
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  7. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Savant (952) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    I remember when Red Hook used to make some ass-kicking beer. :slight_frown:
     
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  8. Dan_K

    Dan_K Devotee (450) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    I don't know how good it is, but I'd surely be willing to give it a shot.
     
  9. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Crusader (799) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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  10. Daveshek28

    Daveshek28 Initiate (147) Nov 10, 2015 New York
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  11. meefmoff

    meefmoff Disciple (374) Jul 6, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Can I have a pint of Harpoon please? Regular.
     
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  12. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,377) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    That was not one of them, imo.
     
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  13. thedaveofbeer

    thedaveofbeer Aspirant (212) Mar 25, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Exactly what some scumbag from new york would say. I jest-kind of
     
  14. rgordon

    rgordon Champion (809) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Can't wait for Krispy Kreme Sweet Potato Neese's Sausage Gravy and Grits Jim Beam Barrel-Aged Double Stout. It'll be the shit y'all. Preferably served with a buttered catfish head sized freshly baked biscuit.
     
  15. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Crusader (731) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    If there's one thing that could make Dunkin' Donuts coffee tolerable it might be beer.
     
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  16. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Devotee (467) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts
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    That was an incredible brew. Had it when they opened portsmouth and it was one of the first beers that I remember being shocked by the flavor ...in a good way.
     
  17. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,518) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Changed the title as this isn't the first beer for them. Wormtown did a beer for Dunkin' Donuts last year.
    https://www.boston.com/culture/beer/2017/12/18/dunkin-donuts-beer
     
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  18. PorterPro125

    PorterPro125 Champion (811) Jan 19, 2013 New Brunswick (Canada)

    Watch out folks, the Canadian's are taking over :wink:
     
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  19. Norica

    Norica Aspirant (249) Feb 2, 2006 Massachusetts

    Well since it’s Dunkin Donuts I can expect to find an IPA, hefeweizen, or pilsner in the bottled labeled porter.
     
  20. Daveshek28

    Daveshek28 Initiate (147) Nov 10, 2015 New York
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    Yep any New Yorker who dislikes Dunkin is clearly a scumbag. Is there a "coffee advocate" site? I am kind of a coffee snob, so maybe people can troll me on there too.
     
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  21. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Savant (952) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    Where's my Michael Jackson eating popcorn gif when I need it?
     
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  22. Newport_beerguy

    Newport_beerguy Zealot (557) Feb 24, 2011 Rhode Island
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    Actually that was short-lived. The Canadian franchise made a full court press on New England like 10-15 years ago and opened a large number of franchises here. Locally, they moved into a lot of Bess Eaton coffee/donuts franchises which folded around that time. However a majority of the Tim Horton's have now closed.

    The only New England state which has any operating now are in Maine, specifically the northern part of the state which is closer to many Canadian cities than Boston. In educating myself just now, it appears there are currently 725 franchises operating in the US with a large majority of these in New York, Michigan and Ohio.

    So pretty much Starbucks is the only coffee franchise since the rise of Dunkin that has sustained a presence in New England for a relatively long duration.
     
  23. Celtics76

    Celtics76 Defender (688) Sep 5, 2011 Rhode Island

    This will probably sell like crazy just like the Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Stout upon release.
     
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  24. thedaveofbeer

    thedaveofbeer Aspirant (212) Mar 25, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Nope-He is right; Dunks coffee does suck-just had to let the masshole flag fly for a minute.
     
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  25. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Savant (952) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    Homers, in general, are a special bunch, but massholes are extra special.
     
  26. meefmoff

    meefmoff Disciple (374) Jul 6, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Yeah, and we rode Krispy Kreme out of town on a rail when they tried to set up shop as well. For whatever reason we take our Dunkin Donuts seriously out here.

    I don't like their hot coffee at all but something about it works fairly well as iced coffee for me (probably the simple fact that cold dampens taste). So I'll be curious how well it works in a cold beer.
     
  27. Scottsbeer

    Scottsbeer Aspirant (226) Nov 3, 2017 Florida
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    http://coffeegeek.com/forums
     
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  28. Daveshek28

    Daveshek28 Initiate (147) Nov 10, 2015 New York
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  29. LeRose

    LeRose Meyvn (1,291) Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Especially the one down the street from my house where they run the water through the same grounds for multiple pots...oh...now it makes sense...they were just practicing their sparging technique.

    I think it's kinda cool when local icons pair up. Despite my annoyance with them (ie, they leverage the local color yet mostly brew elsewhere) Narragansett has made a fair dollar doing this with Autocrat, Del's, Allie's, H. P. Lovecraft, etc. Honestly, I think Harpoon gets lost in the shuffle - some of their main beers are good to very good and their special releases are usually enjoyable. If this gives them some publicity, it's cool.
     
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  30. Newport_beerguy

    Newport_beerguy Zealot (557) Feb 24, 2011 Rhode Island
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    Yeah Krispy Kreme was in and out in the blink of an eye. I finally went to the one that opened down the street once shortly before closing, and at the drive through they asked how many dozen donuts I'd like. I never felt like such an ugly American. Made me question my life up to that point and "what the hell am I doing here?!" lol

    Usually skip over Dunkin nowadays and if I'm too lazy to not cold brew a batch in my coffee press I just pay the 99 cents at Cumberland Farms. If I put it in BA terms the equivalent must be if not drinking my homebrew or Trillium beer, I skip past Harpoon and have a Narragansett instead.
     
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  31. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (2,058) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    Well, it was Maine that I spent most of my time -- and it was a few years back, so that explains my perception. Being from Chicago, where there are no Horton's, it seemed like the popular spot.
     
  32. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Devotee (417) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    They must rebrand as Drunkin' Donuts and have a donut made with stout. In lieu of waxing the bottles, the caps should be glazed with chocolate....
     
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  33. Amendm

    Amendm Aspirant (208) Jun 7, 2018 Rhode Island

    I'm not a coffee drinker, I like beer, this is definitely worth a look.
     
  34. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,361) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey
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    They use that sugar syrup. I drink coffee black and in that case it's better.
     
  35. IPAExpert69

    IPAExpert69 Aspirant (227) Aug 2, 2017 New Jersey
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    Dude Wawa Coffee is so much better! :wink:
     
  36. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Crusader (731) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Ah yes, that syrup, or a boatload of cream and sugar would make it tolerable.

    Are you saying you actually like their coffee black though?
     
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  37. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,361) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey
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    Dont like it but prefer it over starbucks
     
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  38. Sweatshirt

    Sweatshirt Aspirant (298) Jan 27, 2014 New Hampshire
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    So much for using the highest quality ingredients.
     
  39. Satchboogie

    Satchboogie Savant (981) Oct 16, 2010 New Hampshire
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    Could it get any more New England than this? Maybe if Sam Adams did it?

    Lets see, Harpoon is meh at best and DD might be the worst coffee-shop coffee in NE (I have a hard to even calling the crap they serve coffee). Yeah, hard pass for me...
     
  40. nomisugitai

    nomisugitai Initiate (135) Mar 11, 2006 New Jersey

    I hate Dunkin Donuts. Most locations are at busy intersections where there should be no driveways with cars going in and out messing with traffic flow. I am the calmest driver, but am always beeping at the customers. One other one by me is in front of a train station and the customers use the parking spots that are for picking up people from the trains.