Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One night, my friends and I made the mistake of going threeway on a Harpoon variety case. It had This concoction, an Ale, an IPA, and a UFO. They all sucked, this one sucking the least. I’ve had worse but this was not worth the price or the anguish of downing 4 of these. The other two guys gave the rest to me and they’re still sitting in my fridge two weekends later, if anyone is interested.
bellco33 (317) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Vermont brewery: Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of grains, chocolate, and a bit of toffee. Taste is cereal malts, light cocoa, and bit of a hop bite at the end that doesn’t match the malt profile. Thinner than I expected, but this is a tasty beer.
bluemooner (609) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and caramel. Flavor is chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, and some coffee on the finish. Light to medium body with medium carbonation. Not bad.
NallePalle (110) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught, brewery tour at Harpoon, Boston. Hints of coffee in taste, small finish.
Tonkun (869) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Dark copper pour. Caramel, metal, herb. Medium smooth body. Chocolate and vanilla finish. Nicr
alexsdad06 (5418) - Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle picked up at Jungle Jims from early backlog notes 07. Pours a basic brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have mild roasted malt, chocolate, mildly nutty with mild earthy hops. Pretty average stuff.
Ironicmedic (60) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank from tap at harpoon brewery, dark color, small tan head. Taste is nice dunkle flavor, slight burnt aftertaste to it, but it works.
ttroha (275) - Americus, Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Ye Old Oyster House. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and caramel. Taste of chocolate, malts and expresso, with hints of yeast. Slight expresso and chocolate finish. A surprisingly light flavor for such a dark beer. I like it.
anthony850 (251) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at harpoon smooth hint of chocolate easy to drink.
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Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg. Pours dark dark black, with a little brown around the edges, thin white head that dissipated and leaves lacing. Grain and coffee on the nose. Light tobacco too. Taste is nice burnt bitterness on a malty backbone, but the burnt flavour is a bit astringent on the back. Prickly carbonation and quite a dry finish. Lingering burnt toast aftertaste.
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent beige head (one finger thick on initial pour), very little lace. The color is brown without the typical touch of ruby.
Buttery sweetness in the aroma. This blended nicely with a touch of fresh hop. Surprisingly, there is also a touch of yeast.
Very clean taste featuring the dark malts with a counter-hop for balance. I am reminded of almonds and hazelnuts. The body is relatively thin; it feels closer to a lager rather than an ale. Carbonation is good.
This is a flavorful beer for a hot day. Without the weight of typical darker ales, this is a refreshing beer that can be easily consumed repeatedly...not that I’d recommend that.