RONCOD (205) - Uledi, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice amber color with a tan head. Slightly sweet chocolate malt taste. Not too bad.
metsbcd (83) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Better than their Munich Dark, but not as good as their standard IPA. Some nice flavors, but not a whole lot going for it overall.
BREWMUSKCLES (2095) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
DECENT representation indeed. unpretentious and straightforward. malt flavors do produce a nice fruity tone. a touch if nutty. lively in carbonation sets everything off well. hearty drinkiní day brew. mild hop burp is a plus. balance is fairly good it is refreshing and with a lively and decent body. also a fairly good and malty aroma.
bubbleflubber (1640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep amber, almost mahogany, into the glass, with a diminished head (from an initial tan fizz). The nose is of too-slight nuts and caramel... a bit weak. There is a mixture of indistinct malts on the tongue, with a semi-dry finish, somewhat nutty (against indistinct). The mouthfeel is light and bordering on watery. Carbonation levels are a bit lively. All-in-all, it lacks any real complexity or character, and "dumbs down" the session brew.
jredmond (4620) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2008
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2008 12 oz bottle: Brown "Session" Ale. Iím not too sure if Iíd drink this beer over and over again, but Im not a huge fan of brown ales in general. This one was sort of light tasting - with some nut in the aroma and taste. Nothing great.
rodneykm (111) - Westminster, South Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Iím not really a brown ale fan to begin with so I had low hopes for this one. I actually didnít finish it but no knock on Harpoon - just really not my kind of beer.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Itís got a sweet dark reddish brown color and excellent clarity. A small head is formed which quickly fades out. The aroma is light with some floral hop notes. Its flavor is a wonderful mix of caramel, maple, brown sugar, with roasted and toasted malts. All of which are tempered with a pleasing hop bitterness that floats around on the tongue. Its medium body and soft carbonation give it a smooth mouth feel that is very drinkable. Well done!
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
It tastes like a weaker version of their Munich Dark. Not much taste, kind of fizzy. Some typical nut brown taste, but really light bodied and watery. Would not be that great as a session beer as the label says.
bigrond (1413) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought this was a good brown ale. It has a very nice mouthfeel. Smooth and sweet. Caramel flavor with heavy malts. Harpoon is looing better with every beer I try.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 20, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Brown pour with an off white film for head. The aroma is sweet, with a bit of caramel and brown sugar. Pretty boring though. Light mouth feel, with a restrained malt character. Sweet with a cheap caramel malt flavor and a bit of a metallic hint. Kind of lacks character.