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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Evolutionary (495) - Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle from giant eagle. Pours mahogany with mild finger width head. Settles nicely. Nose of a muted espresso and very smooth mouthfeel. Strong espresso and mocha fullness. Malty flavors here too but not really any floral components like the bottle says. True coffee porter - seems more coffee than porter but went great with BBQ bacon pizza. ---Rated via my mouth

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2013
22oz bottle, recent release. Served at around 55F.

Pours dark brown with red highlights and a two finger tan head that holds a small, but good cap and leaves nice sheets of lacing behind.

Aroma is coffee, caramel, toffee, hints of chocolate, roasted malts, nutty, touch of vanilla. The coffee is pretty nice, definitely the strong suit here. Good strength.

Flavor is coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, toffee, a bit astringent, mild sweetness, mild bitterness, mild alcohol. Good Porter, but not as robust as others on the market these days.

Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, creamy, soft carbonation.

Pretty good coffee Porter. Im a little spoiled here lately with some of the bigger coffee Stouts such as WnB & FBS, but this one is nice for something a little lighter in body and lower in alcohol, but with a good coffee aroma and flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4671) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Thin pale brown pour with a mocha tan head. Sweet coffee in the nose, some diacetyl. Touch of caramel in the nose. Mild acidity and sweetness with a moderate bitterness. Bleh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bomber----> tulip. Pours cola brown with a small lacey head. Aroma is strong coffee and sweet creamy caramel. Nice bitter black coffee taste with roasty milk chocolate. Nice dry chalky porter palate. Very good representation of the style. Solid but will not blow your mind or anything.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2013
22oz bottle: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a clingy-lacing light beige head. Has a lightly sweet dark caramel malty nose with lots of fresh roasty coffee. Starts with average fullness and light malty sweetness with good coffee flavor and a touch of milk chocolate before a drier bittersweet roasted finish. Pretty true to style and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (6103) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2013
22oz bomber of blah. Poured an okay looking thinner densiry darl black, sort of reminiscent of instant coffee, along with a smaller super light beige slightly creamy head. Aroma of rust and copper dominate along with some old coffee grinds and cold dark toast along with a touch of cream. Body is medium with soda like carbonatin and a quick almost instant fading aftertaste, creamy towards the end. Flavor is actualy worse then the aroma. Notes of burnt cold toast, old coffee beans, a hint of vanilla, earth, cream and some burnt chocolate/coffee. This is not good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5438) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 22, 2013
22oz bottle in an English pint. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts, some dough, and floral hops. Flavor the same, with a good amount of coffee. Average to smooth texture. A pretty good coffee porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (16136) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle shared by Jcwattsrugger. Pours black with off white head. Nose of fresh coffee, dark coffee roast, roasted chocolate malt and some vanilla. Taste is same but burnt coffee and burnt roast chocolate malt. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4717) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Black in color with a decent tan head. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is of coffee, roasted malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4970) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. The smell is nice coffee, malts, roast, espresso, and good. The look is dark, black in colorC beige head. The taste is mocha, good coffee, roast, and nice.

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