Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #01 - Oatmeal Stout

Formerly brewed at Harpoon Brewery
Style: Sweet Stout
Boston, Massachusetts USA


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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 152   ABV: 5.05%
The first session of the Harpoon 100 Barrel Series kicked off this new adventure in brewing with style. It is also the first beer that we honored by brewing it for the Encore Series. This beer was brewed by Harpoon Vice-President for Brewing Operations Al Marzi. Al has also brewed two other 100 Barrel Series editions (#5 - Alt; #9 - Maibock).

ENCORE SERIES: Spring 2006

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 19, 2003
Pours a deep ruby reddish black, topped with a thin beige head that lasts throughtout the entire glass. Aroma is roasty, with an oatmeal lactic sweetness. Mild caramel and coffee, mingled with a mildly grainy feel. Flavor is rich and roasty, with a very light breadiness that serves to compliment the bittersweet roast and provides a wonderful dry finish. Body is a bit thin, but the balance is right on. Mouthfeel is a little less chewy than expected, but still a wonderful oatmeal stout. I'm actually surprised this came from Harpoon. They do decent beer, but this definitely stands out in a crowd.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JacksonCR (16) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 8, 2016
Pours a light mahogany with some off-white head. An aroma of burnt coffee with some grains. Mostly flavor of burnt malt. Nicely carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Very light pale, beige head. Minor lacing on the glass. Mahogany in color, although the faintest of light will come through. Smell-Burnt coffee aromas. (I wasnt going to write this, but I also detect some soy sauce/salty smells. This didnt appear at all in the tasting.) Thinner mouthfeel than expected, but very flavorful. Unlike many other Oatmeal Stouts, this one has a definitive hop presense. Still, the major flavor component is burnt malts. No noticable chewiness. Nice balance on the carbonation. The taste profile is the best part of this beer. I dont find this to be particularly spectacular or unusual. I find the higher hop content interesting and wish that it had more body, then I believe it would be a truly superior beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (8882) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Lightly roasted malts, oxidation, light sweetness, and light toast. The oxidation isnt overpowering. Really not that bad, especially for a 10 year old beer that has no business being aged for even half that long.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RamyG4 (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle. Dark dark brown with a minimal head. Aroma is slight chocolate/coffee with a strange chemical smell. Taste is faint oats and coffee. This beer tastes old.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2647) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2011
flavors of oats and cocoa it has a light bittering of hops. added flavor component of Earth it was a somewhat sweet and had a bottlecap metal flavor in the finish. That flavor once distinguished lingered through the entire tasting. some body but somewhat lacking leaving me unimpressed in that area still not insufficient. found in notes from 2007 and from the bottle. a bit of burnt coffee.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (15951) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Black pour in glass. Pleasant aroma of Quaker Oats, chocolates, breads and dough. Taste is smooth, albeit average for the genre. Rated 10/6/03

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - OCT 27, 2008
A perfectly middle-of-the-road sweet stout. It might be a good session beer. Otherwise it had no real stand-out characteristics.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUL 13, 2008
a good oatmeal a little past its prime though shouid have consumed it sooner

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2876) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2007
small tan head that settles quickly, some spotty lace. Clear, mahogany colored brew. Nose of light roast, lightly bready. Body is med/light, fairly thin on the palate, uneventful. Thin chocolate flavors with a light roastiness and a touch earthy, some caramel notes as well. Dry, roasty finish. Props to Robert for the bottle and my buddy shoeman for enjoying it with me, thanks Jim! Thanks for the lasagna also, well done!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Sampled with stegosaurus on our second Boston tour. I forget the place we had it at but I am sure he will remember.Dark pour with off white head. Roast aroma and in taste as well. Mouth feel was a little thin and it could have been balanced better. Not a bad brew but I was dissapointed a little.

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