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RATINGS: 297   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14909) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle 355ml (from Puerto Rico)
Dark, almost opaque color, small steady beige head. Aroma has strong chocolate and mud cake. Medium-bodied. Dark chocolaty flavor too, mudcake, toasted maltyness. I am not a big fan of these "chocolate beers which taste only chocolate" but well-brewed. Sweet stout with lots of sweetness and low bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12757) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Tap sample. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate roasted sweet chocolate aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium sweet chocolate flavor with a medium chocolate sweet finish of average duration.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12647) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2009
12oz bottle. Small tan head atop cola brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, some caramel, light roast, finishes solid bittersweet chocolate. Smooth medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 21, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a near black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate whey protein powder, roasted malt, and lactose. Flavor of dark chocolate, after dinner mints, roasted malt, caramel, and some coffee with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (12142) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of stale chocolate Easter bunnies and roasted malts with some vanilla extract.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (11951) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
A dark brown stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, very sweet milk chocolate with vanilla, Nestlé quick, nice if a bit cloying. In mouth, dry powdery chocolate malt with light mineral notes, grassy hops, OK. On tap at Best Western Plus Waterbury.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11753) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2009
@Tampa Wkly Gathering-pours a light brown head and mahogany color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate. Taste is dark malt-chocolate, secondary earthy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11442) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Bottle from the winter sampler. Pours a very dark brown color with a medium sized brown head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa. Very sweet. Faint roasty and dusty notes if you look for them. The taste is roasted malts, cocoa, chocolate, a milky note, a faint leafy hops. Medium bodied. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2010

Date: December 18, 2009
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting
Appearance: black, wispy beige head
Aroma: huge chocolate and roasted coffee aroma, nice caramel sweetness to offset the dark chocolate
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, lots of bitter dark chocolate, touch of roasted coffee, long bitter finish from the dark chocolate
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (10498) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2011
On tap at Capone’s. Dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Nice chocolate aroma with some roastiness. Tastes of chocolate and roasty, but there was just something there that didn’t live up to the aromas - just couldn’t quite put my finger on it.

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