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RATINGS: 286   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigguns22 (718) - Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Pour is so dark that it is almost black. Small dark tan head that disapates quickly. Aroma is bitter dark chocolate,malts and coffee. You can’t miss the chocolate in this one it is rich and delectable. You get just a touch of hops in the finsh a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lawman834 (237) - Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Dark as night. Looks like black coffee. Very strong chocolate aroma. Tastes almost entirely like dark chocolate with toasted malt and hints of espresso and nut. Very strong alcohol (5.9 ABV). I love Stouts and this is a great example. If they dialed back the chocolate and the alcohol a tad, it would be close to perfect.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (372) - New York, USA - JAN 14, 2014
damn..one of the best aromas of any beer..extreme chocolate..really good pour..black with 2-3 finger tan head..but the taste..whoa..wayyyy too much chocolate...good..but just a little overdone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (256) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Pours black with a thin tan head that quickly dissipates. Great milk chocolate aroma. The flavor doesn't quite live up to the aroma. Flavor of chocolate is definitely there with a bit of an alcohol/cough medicine flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5932) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours as one might expect, if perhaps just a bit thin. The predominate character is most definitely milk chocolate. Both in the milk chocolate aroma and the vaguely more alcohol-laden but still chocolatey character. Fun beer. (#5412, 1/8/2014)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillsmafiaCO (15) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Not necessarily my cup of tea, but not horrible. Big fan of dark beers but this is too far from my comfort zone to buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mdindy (36) - Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2014
deep black color with extreamely noticeable chocolate aroma. very smooth flavour just like a stout should be. very malty/chocolate taste that blend very well together. low carbonation and very easy to drink. definitely a step above most of their other sellections. great winter stout and highly recomended for someone with a palate for dark lagers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Full bodied. Dark brown poured from a tap. Delicious chocolate taste. Very good stout

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotchzombie (374) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Pours bright brown with a tan head that fades quickly to a rim and centered coating. Light wet lacing. Aroma is wonderful sweet cocoa and a bit nutty. Taste is chocolate and roasted malt grains with a bit of sourness in the finish. Palate is crisp, dry and carbonated. A decent and very drinkable beer, though somewhat thin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1311) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle. Black. Smaller head. Aroma is strong cocoa powder, and chocolate brownies. Light sweetness. Lighter bodied stout. Dry finish. Creamy texture. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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