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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Bottle from pikapp327. Pour is black with a light brown head. Aroma is very chocolate, a little coffee, and dark roasted goodness. Taste is bitter baker’s cocoa, dark malt, and some roasted nuts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cavie (3977) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Bottle courtesy of pikapp327. Pours a dark brown color with some red highlights. Tannish head. Huge chocolate aroma. Sweet milk chocolate, bakers chocolate and yoohoo. Flavor of dark bitter chocolate with heavy malts and cocoa beans. Sweet milky finish with a great mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with a small, foamy brown head. Aromas of sweet milk chocolate and cane sugar, vanilla, and caramel. Flavor is mildly bitter cocoa, grass, and a little sweet milk chocolate; a bit disappointing and one-dimensional here. Medium carbonation and slightly creamy. It’s alright, but fell apart at the flavor for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (4052) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 21, 2010
12 oz bottle. Motor oil color. Thin tan head that left AWESOME lacing and covered my glass on the way down. A pleasant sweet DEEP chocolate aroma that made me think of extra dark chocolate candy. Palate is sweet dark chocolate with a DEEP intoxicating ,roasted coffee flavor. For some; this maybe to sweet of a stout,but not for me! If you like sweet stout, buy this!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 15, 2010
12oz Bottle, purchased at Wakefield Liquors - Wakefield, RI. Distinct boiled hershey’s syrup aroma right at the beginning, followed by a gentle movement of roast and chocolate malt. Pours a brown-black, with plenty of soapy bamboo-colored head. Flavors give off more of that canned, cooked, corn-based, hershey’s flavor that I find off-putting. Wasn’t expecting it, just hoping for a chocolatey-tasting stout. In the end, that overriding character and the general flaccidness of this beer make it undesirable for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6001) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2010
Bottle. Opaque black, creamy head. Chocolate aroma, milk chocolate and fudge notes, sweet maple siruo, a hint peanut, light bitterchoc finish. Pleasant desert, chewy and mellow.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewersspot (97) - , California, USA - OCT 29, 2010
I had this beer a while back and from what I can remember I enjoyed it. I’ve had this at the pub/brewery so it was fresh. Nothing special about it is popping into my head at the moment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. There is no noticeable freshness date on the label. Appearance: This beer pours dark brown nearly black and is nearly opaque. Only a little bit of light makes it through at the very edges of the glass. From the pour it produces a one inch beige collar of thick foam. The head hangs on well and makes some thin lacing on the glass. Smell: There are strong chocolate and dark roasted malty notes in the aroma. Taste/Palate: This is a strait forward medium to full bodied beer with a fairly thin texture for the style. It has a simple but very tasty rich dark chocolaty character with some sweetness from the malt as well as loads of roasted/toasted notes. I also get some bitter dark coffee notes that hook up with the light bitterness from the hops. Notes: I really enjoyed this beer and wished I could get more than what was in the mixed sample pack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6422) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2010
Bottle [12oz] courtesy of swoopjones. Pours a deep amber, almost brown, with a large diminishing fluffy tan head. Decent lacing on the glass. Aroma: This smells great, lots of cocoa along with roasted malt, lactic notes, a bit of vanilla and some light hops -- just delightful. Flavour of dark, lightly bitter chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and very light leafy hops. Creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied. Wow, this is fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Dark with a small off white hear. Aroma has cocoa, some roasted malts, pretty nice start. Flavor is smooth, cocoa, chocolate, some cream. Very good and quite surprising.

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