Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #44 - El Triunfo Coffee Porter

Formerly brewed at Harpoon Brewery
Style: Porter
Boston, Massachusetts USA


on tap


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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
We worked with our friends at Equal Exchange to brew this English style Porter. Specialty malts provide caramel and dark chocolate notes and a sweet, smooth body, while coffee beans grown in the Mexican El Triunfo biosphere yield roasted, bittersweet notes that compliment the malty sweetness. The result is a balanced beer that showcases the flavors and aromas of both beer and coffee - a fitting equal exchange.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (3078) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - SEP 11, 2013
bomber to be enjoyed by 3/15/13 - pours dark ruby brown with voluminous tan head that slowly vanishes and decent lacing. Nose is coffee roast and caramel. dry. heavy coffee flavors. Struggling to find the sweetness. bitter roast taste. Smooth body for sure but there some lingering odd aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (1091) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Saw this hanging out at my local Krogers, so I went for it at $6. A simple and direct roasted coffee porter--not bad. Nothing that most craft brewers dont do better, but not bad for Harpoon, whom I generally dont think too much of.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jasond612 (282) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2013
8/16/13 bottle from RW shared out front with Dan. $6.99 Dark brown with a tan head. coffee on the nose with some maybe a little cocoa. I was expecting more coffee though. Tastes basically the same: roast coffee. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Eh ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Appearance: Opaque black with thin white head
Aroma: Coffee, nuts, dark chocolate
Taste: Earthy, bitter coffee
Palate: Medium, almost thin mouthfeel. Somewhat acidic aftertaste.
Overall: Drinkable with a fairly thin body. The coffee flavor comes across a bit acidic and earthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kayres (868) - , Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Black with a thin tan head. Sweet slightly coco nose. Medium bodied and smooth. Sweet. Bit winey of a finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bugsizzy (68) - USA - JUL 5, 2013
This was a really pleasant surprise...drank in 90 plus degree weather but it was not overly rich as these can sometimes be. It was actually almost thin in texture but it had a great flavor mix of dark chocolate and coffee and some nuttiness too. It had a nice aroma of chocolate. Well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle from G-man. Dark brown color with lasting tan sheen. Dry dark chocolate, mocha coffee, deaweed aromas. medium body with average carbonation. Dark roast bitter flavors with mocha coffee, mineral---good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
650ml bottle from a Shaws grocery store. Strange as it sounds, this really did taste like the Mexican coffee it used, tropical and fruity, but also coffee. Overall, this was really tasty, but the coffee did most of the work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (13303) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Bomber from Ale Yeah, Roswell. Pours a dark brown color with a large tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of sweet coffee and chocolate, cocoa, mild hops, mild vanilla. The taste is coffee, chocolate, roast, nuts, faint fruits. Medium bodied. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (6144) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 5/1/13

Aroma: The aroma is heavy roasted malts/coffee, some burnt notes, and some mild earth
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with small beige head and some drippy lace
Flavor: The taste is medium-heavy roasted, some mild sweetness, and a lingering bitterness
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a tingly feel, and a dry, somewhat off finish
Overall Impression: This seemed like as good a beer as any for my first beer of May. Anyway, about this one is just a bit off. The nose and pours gave the impressions of a solid coffee porter, but something odd comes through in the taste and feel that doesnt work for me at all. Overall, this one was disappointing because I really wanted to like it.

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