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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2009
From a bottle poured brown with a small head. Nice aroma of chocolate. Flavor of sweet toasted malty with a lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BroSpud (1693) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2009
12oz bottle. Included in Harpoon "Wintry" mix pack. This one struck me as weirdly chocolatey. Almost as if chocolate was added after the brewing process. It was pretty good though so if it is chocolate you are after this is one to get.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (774) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Cocoa Aroma. Dark Brown color. Slight hops taste with nutty and cocoa finish. Fantastic Beer. I hope Harpoon brings this one back next winter!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Pours brown with a thin tan head. Smells of cocoa. Tastes of sweet chocolate with some roasty notes. One dimensional and boring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4398) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Pours deep mahogany into a shaker. Mocha head with good retention leaves no lacing as it pancakes. Chocolate syrup aromas. Upfront tingling chocolate that sours in the middle and evens out to chocolate again in the dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heathen (1463) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 30, 2009
THOUGHTS: Probably the most chocolatey beer I’ve ever had. At least when it came to aroma. Not the best "beer", but an incredible alcoholic, chocolate drink. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark brown that looked black in the glass with red highlights and a small to average, tan head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma was almost all milk and dark chocolate along with some roasted and burnt malt, slight cola and vanilla. Part of the flavor seemed artificial though. The flavor started sweet, and finished sweet, slightly sour and just slightly bitter with an average duration. There was mostly chocolate and cocoa powder which seemed somewhat artificial. The medium body was oily with tingly carbonation and a dry and lightly astringent finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnyoski (436) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2009
12oz bottle: Pours dark brown, with a huge creamy tan head. Sweet chocolate syrup on the nose. Flavor starts a little weak but finishes with a strong burst of chocolate. Lightly carbonated, a little thin and watery mouthfeel. Decent lacing throughout. Its labeled as a chocolate stout and thats definitely what you get.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Bottle. Powerful chocolate and cream aroma. Black body, small creamy light brown head. Flavor is cocoa, chocolate, a little coffee. Sweet but not cloying. Lengthy sweet finish. To my taste, the chocolate is very overdone.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
speedywinger (28) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2009
Chocolate and Kahlua in the nose. Nice aroma! Chocolate malts flavor and lingering chocolate aftertaste. Nice one harpoon!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (1898) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Strong but not over powering chocolate aroma. Almost black color with a medium brown head. Moderate malty beginning with a light tangy chocolate finish.

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