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RATINGS: 297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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 Scottís 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 chocolateÖnot too hard to understand!), so we brought it back in 6-packs in 2010.

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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.


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (5514) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Draft. Black pour with brown head. Aroma is very sweet chocolate with some lighter sweet malt and milk/lactose tones. Not too thick or too thin, and flavor is sweet, chocolate forward and has milk stout tones as well.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (1038) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Has a nice authentic chocolate aroma and flavor. Like a bit of milk chocolate was melted in the glass. But ultimately the palate is light and it is an easy drinking stout. Nice flavors and aromas and nice overall stout but feels like it should have more body for the flavors. Like an imperial stout aroma with a Guinness body. If that makes sense. But ok for sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (1486) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2016
12 oz bottle shared with ebone1988 from Dumpster Box No. 1. This one says Enjoy By 02/15/2015. Whoopsies. The pour is a thinner light black with a decently light khaki colored cap of head and a little bit of lace. The aroma is nice and chocolatey. There is a nice dusty cocoa powder with a light milkiness. It's different. I like it though. Lots of chocolate milk. The flavor is different. There is a lot of bitter dark chocolate and a little bit of lactose here. It's light and not really complex, but it's decently well done. The mouth feel is light. There isn't a good carbonation to back it up. The aftertaste is different. It's decently dark chocolatey, but it's got an off flavor there that could very well be due to age. It's not bad, but I'd like one of these babies fresh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (765) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, out of Dumpster Day box #1. Enjoy by February 15, 2015. Whoops. Aroma is nice dark chocolate, bread, roasted malt, cocoa, very nice. Appearance is black, light brown head, poured thin. Taste is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, something slightly off that Iíll attribute to age. Mouthfeel is medium body and carbonation, a great roasty aftertaste lingers, pretty nice. Overall, I think this fresh would be very good.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gdubu493 (59) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Aroma: chocolate, caramel, something good. Appearance: dark brown, black. Taste: first taste is vanilla...strange but good, second taste was lemon/citrus...stranger but gooder, chocolate, coffee finish. Palate: creamy. Overall: I like this beer. Canít put this into words but this beer reminds me of places Iíve been. Thanks @harpoonbrewery!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (1184) - USA - APR 14, 2015
Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is rich chocolate. Flavor is very chocolate with a somewhat thin body. Big flavor though. Wife: 3.6

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (770) - USA - APR 3, 2015
Dark brown/black, opaque, tan head. Aroma of biscuity/nutty malt with lots of chocolate, light roast. Flavor: deep chocolate, a slight roasty edge, hints of caraway and licorice, dark bread crusts.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (1787) - Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2015
Old rating. Chocolate through and through. Bitter more than sweet which I am okay with. Not the best chocobeer, but it works in a pinch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14894) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
raymow (1224) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
bottled - very dark in appearance with a reddish tinge to it. Super sweet aroma. Super chocolatey - tastes like chocolate syrup was added.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rjplumer (834) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Sweet dark chocolate aroma. Black body with a light brown head that quickly thins. Dark unsweetened chocolate taste that I canít identify. Roasted malt is more present than the chocolate in the taste. Mildly bitter.


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