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Harpoon Maple Tap Imperial Porter

Harpoon Maple Tap Imperial Porter
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
In 2014, we visited our friends at the Scrag Mt. Sugar House in Waitsfield, VT to source over 100 pounds of local, organic maple syrup to brew with a hearty porter in this rich addition to our occasional releases. Local ingredients combine with brewing tradition to make for one enjoyable tribute to the change of New England seasons.

A subtle, dark, roasted character complements the rich maple sugar in the finish. Substantial head retention shows off the sweet, nutty, dark-sugar aroma, balanced by Willamette hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bricks (991) - Delaware, USA - JUL 24, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2016 Good looking beer... very dark, tan head. Aroma of vanilla, sugar, cocoa. Taste is sweet, nutty, coffee. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1458) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Pours dark brown with thin , beige head. Aroma of roasted malt , raisins and chocolate. Didn't notice the maple syrup, probably because I've never tried it. Rather sweet taste of roasted malt , pleasant, roasted bitterness and notes of alcohol . Good beer , though alcohol could've been better disguised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (524) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle (22oz): crest brown with off white head that does not last long. Taste is a typical brown/ porter with maple as advertised. I like porters and love maple, but have decided they are not necessarily supposed to go together.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2559) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Pours a two-finger light brown head that fades quickly to a ring leaving traces of lace. Very dark brown color no highlights. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light roasted malt nose and flavor is roasted malt and disappointing vague hints of maple. Label has ABV at 9.1% and it is hidden. 2014 on neck. $7.95 for a 22oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (999) - New York, USA - JUN 11, 2015
2014 bottle poured into a snifter..black with a medium fluffy beige head..aroma of roasted nuts,coffee,maple syrup..tastes just like it smells..dry,roasty with hints of maple syrup,toffee..solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
samsmith33 (772) - - APR 26, 2015
Bottle to glass. Aroma: maple, toasted barley. Look: dark black color. Thin. Medium grey ish white head. Taste. Maple, brown sugar, wood, cola, smoke, barley. Feel is smooth. Low carbonation. Good beer. Very tasty. My new favorite harpoon although winter warmer is still an old standby.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9565) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Pouring at EBF 2014. Pours a clear cola brown with a medium tan head. Soft maple, toffee, roast on the nose. Warm and maple filled, yet not cloying. Just lovely. Maple candy flavors over soft chocolate and roast. Lingering chocolate and light warming alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aggiebob (795) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 17, 2015
22 oz bottle pours a dark brown with a minimal tan head. The aroma is roasted malts, while the taste is a little bitter but has a sweet sugary finish from the maple syrup. There was no noticable maple aroma or flavor, which was disapointing. Overall an above average porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
malrubius (2612) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle from Brewfest bought by Bill. Dark dark brown with ring. Sweet chocolate woody aroma. Chocolate brown sugar mildly roasted nuts very sweet with chocolate maple syrup and fruit. low bitterness. Slight cloy. medium body. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Pours a very dark brown with a light tan head leaving little lacing. Roasted malt and a light scent of maple in the nose. Strong malt flavor with only slight notes of maple. Medium mouthfeel a little thicker than most porters. Pretty good beer overall.

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