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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Formerly known as Harpoon Munich Dark.

If all the beers we offered were based on sales numbers, our Dark would most likely be on the chopping block. But this beer has been a perpetual Harpooner favorite, and we couldn’t let it go. We recently introduced this beer in 22 oz. bombers with a new label and a new name – simply “Dark”. But it’s the same beer we’ve been brewing since 1998.

A blend of specialty malts gives our Dark a velvety mouthfeel with roasted notes and a hint of chocolate, balanced by a subtle hop aroma. Hard to describe but easy to drink, Harpoon Dark is rich in character and light on the palate. The overall character is hearty malt and chocolate balanced with a crisp hop bitterness.

Old description: Inspired by the centuries-old Bavarian beer, our Harpoon Munich Dark has a dark, balanced maltiness complimented with a moderate hop finish. We introduced this beer in 1998 and received first prize for Best Beer Overall of 1998 in BarleyCorn Magazine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Pours a dark brown with frothy tan head. Aroma is dominated with roasted malt and caramel. Flavor is sweet with a bit of a bitter roasted end. Slight chocolate and espresso notes to finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bjohn789 (4) - - OCT 27, 2013 does not count
Drank this on draft at the brewery beer hall on 26-Oct-2013. Good dark beer, but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slubgob (310) - West Hartford, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Tap into tall half pint. Rich Amber mahogany color, thin cream white head sticking to side of glass. Chocolate nose almost porter like. in the mouth robust malt, finished with dark cacao notes, giving the impression of a very dry porter. Finished fairly fast and clean inviting rapid revisits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
S_Side_Smitty (715) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Pours a very deep red-amber with a thick light tan head. Aroma is nice chocolatey malts with some faint molasses and maybe a liitle dried fig. Taste is malt heaven with chocolate malts, molasses, and a creamy chocolate finish - there’s a tinge of hoppy bitterness in the finish, as well. Good after work beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lightrider (344) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle into a ale glass. Pour is dark ruby almost black with a fine head. Aroma is very low but roasted malt and Carmel. Taste is rich and deep, full on roasted malt very good. Finishes smooth

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ozarkspops (368) - - JUL 21, 2013
Very dark brown pour. With medium light tan head. Chocolate and roasty malt aromas. Flavor is also very chocolaty. Very smooth and sweet finish. ---Rated via iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Clear ruby brown color with fleeting tan head. Dark toast, chocolate, mineral aromas. Light to medium body with average co2. Light chocolate, dirt, caramel flavors with dry black malts----not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
annunz123 (948) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2013
Malt, fruit, and a little grassy hops in the aroma. Flavor is mildly sweet and nutty. Some smoke and hop bitterness in the finish. Nothing great, but nothing bad either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13426) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2013
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roastiness, toffee, cocoa and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, cocoa and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering roasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2013
UPDATED: APR 4, 2013 Purchased as Harpoon Dark: Aroma is malty with hints of dark fruit. Pours a dark brown with a none lasting off-white and no lacing. The taste is malt up front, hints of dark fruit in the middle, and a hoppy bitter finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, a pleasant beer, nothing outstanding. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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