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RATINGS: 298   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 (16196) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13602) - 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 (13314) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (12958) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (12170) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Tom. Dark brown to black with a bit of light brown foam. Lovely powerful chocolate spread aroma. Sweetish roasty flavor with chocolate, a bit of coffee, light acidity and a drier and slightly bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Decent, but the flavor doesn’t match the great aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Sample at the 4th Annual Coldest Day of the Year Stout Tasting on 01/21/2012: The beer pours a dark brown color with a medium light brown head that dissipates steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate malt and roasted grain. Medium body with a chocolatey character and notes of roasty malt and bread. The finish is sweet with a cocoa aftertaste. Decent overall.

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