TATE (199) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Nocturnem Draft Haus. Pours black with a tan head. They had it listed as a Black and Tan. This was a great combo of stout and pale ale with the blending providing a mello, smoky, roasty taste similar to a porter
Beerman6686 (3125) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a dark mahogany color with a beige head. Aroma was of light roast, nuts, and mild bittering hops. Flavor was similar, malty toasty nutty and mild hops. A bit better than I expected
drewish9882 (23) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good suggested brew. It’s a great start to the night. This is the best harpoon I’ve ever had
jeremytoni (2711) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a good amount of head. Toasted malty flavor with a lingering finish.
Cybercat (2454) - Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy sepia with a very thick, if none too persistent, fluffy light tan head. Aroma has hints of coffee and roast malt and just a whisper of caramel. Flavor has a malty core with notes of woody hops and smoke and a hint of coffee. Texture is firm, smooth and a little edgy, leaving a roast malt and rather hoppy finish that is only slightly bitter. Decent, if not Harpoon’s best.
mcox90 (1272) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown w/some mahogany highlights. A vigorous pour nets a 1/2" foamy khaki head. Aroma has notes of mild smoke, earth and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is dark malt lightened with medium hoppiness. Floral & citrus doing battle with cocoa nibs & earth. They all win. Palate is moderate in body with a creaminess. Slightly bitter finish.
Kinz (2971) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slutfest. Medium brown, slight head. Slight coffee aroma. Flavor is like a typical brown ale, coffee and a hint of chocolate. Decent. Feel like my scores were a bit kind here somehow.
Ratman197 (7628) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of toffee, light roastiness and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, light toffee, light earthiness and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth lingering roasty finish.
rarbring (659) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall: Hard to get average blend.
Note: On-tap at a Harpoon Brewery tasting. Reviewed 2013-03-29.
obguthr (3225) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slutfest 2013: Smells of clay, shitty. Clear tea colored, medium yellow head. Clay and grass flavor, still shitty. Disappointing. Some of these Barrel series are pretty good, but not this one.
Kshlava (35) - - APR 14, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours and looks like a stout, tastes like a pale. A bit watered down taste. Not my favorite.
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