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RATINGS: 485   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.

Description
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2011 Sample from tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown with liht creamy brown head. Caramel malty aroma. Flavour is mild roasted malt, note of chocolate. Mildly bitter. Lovely.6-4-6-3-13=3.2

From tap at Sunset Grill. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, slight breadish. Dark toffee malty. Bitter, dark malty, roasted and dry. Bitter and roasted finish. Lasting dark malty impression.7-3-7-3-13=3.3

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29018) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2008
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007. A dark amber beer with a small beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, leading to a dry and slightly bitter finish. The body is somewhat thin.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2007
Bottled@SBWF2007. Deep amber colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is caramel malts, some hops and slight leather. Flavour is malts, hops and quite bittery. OK brew, but lacks a "moment of excitement".

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19187) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2007
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Mahogany colour, rich head. Distinct aroma of coffee and metal. Mdeium dry with clean mouthfeel and solid malty backbone. Roasty flavours of old coffee with milk. Salty finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2007
Bottle at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007
Dark mahogany color; big head. Dry caramel aroma. Light mouthfeel, light sugars, some caramel, a bit of chocolate malt at the end. Boring.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (13225) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2007
Bottle at "Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival 2007". Almost black (glowing red) - big offwhite head. Roasted, red berries, berries, high burned, light metallic, sweetness, light light honey. Dry finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12323) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2007
Bottled@SBWF 2007
Dark ruby color, small brownish head, some lace. Malty, a bit troasted aroma. Toasted, a bit chocolaty, malty flavor. Yeasty kind of notes in the aftertaste. Well-brewed into style, but as such not really so interesting although this is a good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2006
(12oz bottle) Clear mahogany body topped by a small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some molasses, light cherry. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some chocolate, toffee, light smoke, cherry. Creamy light-medium body. I found this surprisingly enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11061) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2006
on tap-pours a tan head with brown/red color. Aroma is sweet, malt. Taste is sweet, malt, coffee. Good carbonation. Not a session beer, good for sipping one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10399) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2006
Bottle from Jungle Jim’s. Poured dark brown with a large frothy light brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a thin texture. Moderate toasted malt flavor with a small biiter hop finish of average duration. Well balanced drinkable brew.


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