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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #08 - Smoked Porter

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Formerly brewed at Harpoon Brewery
Style: Smoked
Boston, Massachusetts USA

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Beer #8 in the 100 barrel limited release series. Has been re-released in 6-packs in 2007.

ENCORE SERIES: Spring 2007


kennethaus' rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kennethaus (13) - - MAY 23, 2012
Leather, caramel, leather, butterscotch, cooked vegetables, basement aromas, dough, leaves


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2014
The head is impressive even with a soft pour. Excellent lace. The color is dark, dark brown, nearly a stout. Strong chocolate malt aromas with just a touch of smokey peat. There are also notes of ground coffee. The smoke comes through without overpowering the malt...but it is close. I like the presence of the hop, particularly on the swallow. A complex set of flavors that ebb and flow with the tasting. Full-bodied and properly carbonated, this is a beer with complete package. Very worthwhile to seek out.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (11528) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 16, 2011
A: The pour is a dark brown color with a little bit of reddish tint and a thin layer of off-white head. S: A light roasted malt aroma with only a light smoke note to it. There are some nice chocolate aromas with a little bit of metal to it. Sort of a bland nose. T: The smoked malt is fairly mild. A touch of smoked salmon, maybe a bit of wood. Light chocolate flavor with a decent amount of roasted malt. A bit watery. M: On the light side of medium with a medium carbonation. O: I found how to make a smoked beer palatable: age it for several years.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2009
Poured an almost opaque brown with a copper edge and beige head. Fairly smoky with a nice smooth roast making up the aroma and the flavor. Light semi-dry finish. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hank1980 (945) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a thin white head. Aroma of smoke and roasted malt. Smoke isn’t too big here, as it can be. Taste is smokey with a little bit of malt/chocolate sweetness. Body is lighter than normal for this type of brew.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (881) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Dark brown with tan head. Smokey aroma like bacon. Smokey taste. Smoke is the overpowering factor in this beer. But still a very enjoyable unique porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13773) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2008
Bottle, 5.4%. Smoky and cardboardy aroma. Very dark brown colour with a red shine, seems clear. Very small, bubbly light brown head. The flavour is nicely smoked, subtly, but still distinct. A sort of woody charcoal smoke. The aftertaste has more smoke, getting a bit more towards salami, and with some goat flavour. Thin mouthfeel, but this suits the beer fine. One-dimensional, but I like it a lot.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (11186) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted, smoked, coffee, chocolate. Flavour is roasted, smoked, chocolate, coffee. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14008) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2008
Bottle. A dark brown beer with a reddish tint and an off-white head. Mocha, chocolate, coffee, some sourish notes and a dryish touch in the aroma. Not much smoke detected there, but sure fine. Chocolate, mocha and a sour touch in the flavor, finishing with a lasting roastyness. Full to medium body. A nice beer, but they should have used more smoked malt I think. (071123)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Foam Rangers January meeting. Crisp darkened brown with big head. Basic roasted malts, coffee and smoke, but somehow I feel they don’t integrate well. The flavor is a little flabby for me and overall not that impressive.


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