Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #34 - Oak Aged Dunkel



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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Our Oak Aged Dunkel is brewed using traditional German ingredients and aged on American Oak. The brew itself is highlighted by Munich malt, Tettnang hops, and German Ale yeast, resulting in a clean, earthy flavor. After primary fermentation is complete, we transfer the beer to a secondary aging vessel containing oak infusion spirals. These oak spirals contribute subtle,woody sweetness and vanilla notes. The wood complements the malt character and adds a layer of complexity to the delicate, herbal hops. The result is a pleasing, drinkable autumn beer. The best place to enjoy this beer is during the winter, next to a roaring fire, along with a bratwurst. This beer was brewed by Gabe Allen-Fahlander, Harpoon brewer BEER SPECIFICATIONS Style: Oak Aged Dunkel Original Gravity: 15.2 Alcohol by Volume: (ABV) 5.7% IBU’S: 30 Color (EBC): 74

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Byrdman (41) - Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2011
Chesnut, head runs away. Nose is meh. Average carbonation, not much oak for me. Little disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2011
A - Pours a semi-clear dark red-brown color with a finger of frothy tan-white head. The head fades really slowly down to a ring leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is full of roasted caramel malts. Just a little bit of oak and earthiness beneath. Overall, a bit subtle. T - Starts off with rich sweet roasted caramel malts and just a touch of hops in the background for some depth. Through the middle, a bit of oak and spices come out. The finish is a mix of roasted caramel malts and some oak with a touch of bitterness that lingers. M - Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Feels smooth and really crisp. The finish has a bit of a dry kick which is really nice. D - Very drinkable. With the exception of the aroma feeling kind of dull, the beer has some nice flavors and feels pretty well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (7409) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2011
Draft @ Hulmeville Inn. Brown pour tan head, fruity nutty aroma. Light malt and sweet fruity flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (15915) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours reddish brown. Light tan head. Nose of bready malts, spice and brown sugar. Taste of lots of bready malts, light chocolate, brown sugar, Christmas spices and a good kick of initial cinnamon. Not much barrel character, which is probably a good thing for the style. Sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - APR 3, 2011
Bottle/22oz - Pours a dark reddish amber in color with a very small head and a small amount of carbonation. Aroma is of sweet malts and less of vanilla, Flavor pretty much followed the aroma with the exception of the herbal hops that were present. The hops helped to round out the flavor profile otherwise it would have been all malt and vanilla. Just OK... could have used some additional time in the barrel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Goodgrief (2017) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - APR 2, 2011
UPDATED: APR 3, 2011 Chestnut brown-reddish tone. Nice looking head. It smells prertty bad, like stale sewage. It doesn’t taste better. It’s a sweet yucky mess. Cloying, sweaty sweat socks dipped in vanilla syrup, rolled in brown sugar, sprinkled with sawdust. Just not good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (3042) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 2, 2011
Pours a brown color with an ok initial head that dissipated quickly. The aroma was chocolate, nuts, herbs. The flavor followed with nuts and oak at the fore. The mouthfeel is moderate in body, light in carbonation, and slightly acidic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 2, 2011
Bottle, as pictured. Pours a dark mahogany, somewhat clear. Tastes of caramel sweetness, some plum...very good. Very creamy mouthfeel, kinda reminiscent of chocolate pudding or something like that. I liked it....a style that you don’t see enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (4058) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Sampled with maniac. Clearish dull amber brown pour with massive tan head that dissappears very quickly. Not really picking up the "oak aged"-ness other than as a tannic, semi-woody bite in the background. Slightly sweet with dark fruitiness and faint vanilla, but it doesn’t seem to be coming from the oak? Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ddemmingjr (799) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Bottle from brewery in VT: pours mahogany with a subtle off white head. Malts, wheat and grain on the nose. Herbs, grain and malts with a subtle bitterness on the finish. Interesting not special

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