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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Our head brewer at our Windsor brewery homebrewed a batch of chocolate stout for himself after trying the style at a beer dinner and loving it. After several Harpooners tried Scott’s batch, we knew that we needed to add this beer to our lineup. It was originally introduced as a limited edition extra in our winter mix pack back in 2008, but it was soon apparent that our drinkers wanted more of this beer (a beer made with chocolate…not too hard to understand!), so we brought it back in 6-packs in 2010.

A chocolate stout is a beer with a noticeable dark chocolate flavor. This flavor is created from the use of darker, more aromatic malt that has been roasted or kilned until it acquires a chocolate color. Harpoon Chocolate Stout is brewed with an abundance of chocolate malt and a touch of chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rjplumer (1007) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Sweet dark chocolate aroma. Black body with a light brown head that quickly thins. Dark unsweetened chocolate taste that I can’t identify. Roasted malt is more present than the chocolate in the taste. Mildly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4321) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2015
On tap at Daily Growler, UA: blackish pour, thin tan head. big chocolate aroma with a bit of nutty. tastes are cocoa, chocolaty, light bitter. - 7.2

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with a small creamy head that fades to a thick ring. Aroma is like a melted chocolate bar with a hint of nuts and marshmallow. Taste has a light sweetness up front but a dry and bitter finish. Chcoolate is way more mild than expected. More generic roast and bitter chocolate, some nuts, not much else. Sorta bland for a chocolate beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (3222) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2015
12oz bottle from Crossroads. Poured a thin black color with a small dark tan head of foam. Aroma of Cocoa puffs, dark roasted malts, and marshmallows. Taste is full of bakers chocolate, with notes of burnt malts, earth, and vanilla.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (5625) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Draft at Brick House. Poured a deep Tootsie Roll brown with hardly any head. Aroma is damn nice, loads of chocolate, chocolate milk, cocoa beans and some well done bread. Body is medium with soft stingy carbonation, could definitely be thicker and creamier. Flavor is good but not as good as aroma. Notes of cocoa powder, chocolate muffins and dark toast. Solid for Harpoon at least.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joejames (485) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours deep red black, quick khaki head, little lacing or retention. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted coffee. Taste is generally sweet, only slight coffee like bitterness. Medium bodied, light carbonation, mouth feel is slightly watery. Finishes sweet with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and brown sugar. Easy drinking stout. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Underdogs88 (325) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Milk chocolate aroma. Appearance is jet black with a tan head with below average retention. Flavor is full of smooth, creamy chocolate. Hop bitterness is moderate. Mouthfeel is medium light with medium carbonation. Overall, it's a good tasting, smooth chocolate beer. A little thin though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holdwine (1179) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Very good stout. Easy to drink with the right amount of silky chocolate notes throughout. Dark black pour without much of a head. Easy drinking stout despite the 5.9.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopDirt (22) - - DEC 26, 2014
Thin layers of light chocolate , very little coffee but there, Seems like a lite version of moo hoo Very lite that is, But pretty drinkable, Some bitter roasted chalkiness on the end

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jflopsu (1246) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Pours a dark black with thin light brown head. Has a sweet chocolate aroma. Taste is very sweet with chocolate, sweet malts, and light coffee. Lingering chocolate aftertaste.

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