tbarnette (105) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark, tastes very good. This is my favorite Harpoon brew yet. I would purchase this separately, but was fortunate to get it in a sampler.
AmEricanbrew (4890) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
annunz123 (643) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Ratman197 (7757) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Beerenberger (821) - Fischer, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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
rejtable (888) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured coffee black with a light head and good lacing. Notes of espresso, fruit and a metallic note that wasnít very pleasant. Bad tap? Light body with low carbonation.
high_on_hops (420) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a dark black with a tan head and lacing. It has a medium aroma of sweet, dark, and toasty malts. The flavor is sweet and dark malts up front leading to a balanced semisweet middle and aftertaste over a light-medium mouthfeel.
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Chudwick (1132) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle - pours ruby brown with beige head and decent lacing. Nose is caramel and roasted malts. Flavor adds light coffee and grassy hops. Wow, better than I expected. Taste is well balanced and bittersweet. Refreshing not so light. Solid. It drinks itself.
ThisWangsChung (494) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed 2/4/13. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark cola color. The head isnít particularly impressive; itís a one finger light mocha shade that fades away to a gimpy-looking film quickly.
S: Mild roasted grains, some faint chocolate, nuts, butterscotch, and slight fruity esters. A decent aroma that only suffers only from its mild strength.
T: Thereís an initial hit of roasted coffee, before it finishes with some nutty malts and some stone fruit esters. Not complex or particularly interesting, but itís easy drinking and pleasant.
M: Superbly clean and crisp. Apart from a slight lingering fruity note from the lager yeast, this is as bone dry as it gets. I really like the feel here.
O: I had this one last year and hated it. Having it now, itís less awful and more ho-hum. Still, it does a solid job of hitting the qualities a dark lager should.
JaBier (3945) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Union Oyster House in Boston. Dark Brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, breadiness and roast. Malty and chocolatey flavor with a semi roasty finish. Pretty solid.
TChrome (1391) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer pours medium brown color with a mostly dissipating tan colored head. Aroma has mostly malty notes of caramel, chocolate, nuts, and cereal. Taste is mostly sweet with a bit of hop bitterness in the finish. Pretty enjoyable beer. I would drink again.