HopheadJT (3) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: notes of bread, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and a light roast, minimal hop presence and no esters
A: pours brown but clear, with a tan foam that lingers
F: flavor has a light sweetness, is lightly bitter, minimal hop presence, malt dominating
M: creamy, medium body mouthfeel with soft carbonation
O: nice chocolate bitterness with a little roast and a light coffee flavor and bitterness. great drinking beer any time of day.
DrSilverworm (6401) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle, shared by tmoney99. Best by 3/15/13. Very nice roasty Turkish coffee nose. Clear dark brown color. Minimal tan head. Few dots of lace Medium to lighter body. Dry texture. Lighter carbonation. Taste is a bit of a let down from the aroma. Kind of feels a little watered down. Little bitter taste, but lacking even on that. Some macro-blandness, in the flavor, even. Impressive nose, but everything else about this is a bit of a let-down for me.
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is very coffee like with burnt malt, chocolate, and cream. The appearance is brown with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is soft and smooth. Overall a good coffee porter without the burnt coffee taste.
Palidor19 (2948) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A big beer with a solid coffee flavor, although its very weak in the overall flavor. Still it's smooth a refreshing
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abcfan (721) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty good. Pours deep red / brown with a tan head. Aroma is primarily bourbon / vanilla. Relatively thin, with coffee notes in mouth. Finish is slightly bitter coffee; sticky.
tricyclist (753) - Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty decent offering from Harpoon. Pours deep and dark. Nose is heavy coffee and roasted malts. Flavor follows suit with more roasted malts and lots of black coffee. And more coffee. Really a decent beer
Rballs01 (279) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Delicious poured a creamy slightly transparent chocolate brown, extreme coffee on the nose, bittersweet chocolate flavor that lingered pleasantly, great balance comping form a mass produced brew house.
TChrome (1418) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really rich aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate, and nuts. Taste is sweet and finishes quite bitter. This is really tasty beer from Harpoon. Very highly recommended!!!
Jesterdeal (1887) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of pure coffee. Pours deep brown with a nice blanket of tan head. Taste is smooth roasty coffee. A little coffee dominant but a perfect neutral mouthfeel to back it up. Great cup of Joe.
Tmoney99 (10670) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted dark coffee aroma. Medium to full body with a thick smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted dark coffee flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good complex brew.