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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
halfonit (1259) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Nice dark brown, nearly black color with a caramel colored head. Aroma is full of malts, chocolate, burnt scent, and a very slight coffee scent. Flavor is full of chocolate malts with a slight burnt finish. A damn good brew for a cold New England winter night like tonight.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2009
excellent beer. Aroma is awesome as well as the appearance. Chocolate dances everywhere, start to finish. This brew was a really nice surprise. It reminds me alot of Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, except it doesn’t really have that thick creaminess to it. It mouthfeel is a little light. Makes for a great after dinner/dessert beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Great looking pitch black pour with creamy bubbly light brown head. Pure aroma of rich chocolate malt, silky milky. Taste the same. Not to thick. This exceeded my expectations from harpoon. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3035) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2009
The aroma is like beer with Bosco, very chocolatey, like a bitter chocolate. The flavor follows very closely. The appearance is dark brown/ruby color, partly transparent to light. The finish is sweet and bitter chocolate, light hop burn. Medium mouthfeel, a little thin for the style. Nicely crafted overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small foamy off white head. Nose is dry roasted dark chocolate malt. Palate is full and fizzy with a dry finish. Flavor is chocolate and dry roasted malt. Leaves a fizzy film on the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1572) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Nice creamy chocolate aroma, some good roasty notes detectable. Pours an opaque brown, with just a thin layer of light tan head. Taste of milk chocolate, with a bit of sweetness noticeable. A bit thin in the mouthfeel, but overall a very drinkable stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Black pour with little to no head to speak of. Light roast and some milk chocolate notes as well. Flavor is bolder than the aroma. Solid tones of chocolate and roast and ends with bitter chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium, a little thin but not as bad as I was expecting. Really all in all a drinkable, relatively tastey stout. I hope harpoon continues in this good direction.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfish120love (1053) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Pours a dark brown with a brownish cream colored head. Aroma is predominantly chocolate and coffee. The flavor has a hint of chocolate pudding and a large dose of chocolate and cofee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Pours black with a small tan head. No lacing but the head stuck around for a little bit. Aroma is bitter chocolate and malt. Somewhat weak nose with a chocolate body and a bitter malty finish. Not bad overall but I probably wont stock up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeeBee21 (51) - NH, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Pretty Solid Black Pour, brown edges thin tan head. Aroma of very bitter chocolate almost a metallic note from some nutyness with a hint of sweet dark fruit. Flavor is very much the same. Lots of bitterness at the front then finishes reminiscent of espresso flavors hints of chocolate and a little bit of a watery finish. Pretty tasty

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