BREWMUSKCLES (2744) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2017 Salamiwami (50) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2013
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Looks a like like Guinness but doesn’t taste anywhere near as good. Has a funky aftertaste.
immensely smooth and entirely appropriate full and airy mouth feel. sssmmmoootth to the upteenth degree. roasty flavor with perhaps a bit of cocoa. big head. HelenaMylise (1) - København NV, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2017 does not count
Very light tasting stout, would not define it as "full-bodied". Had it on tap at Harpoon Brewery and was disappointed at how light in flavor it was. The taste of it was mostly watery, with a slight chocolate and roasted flavor. Renobob (2064) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 29, 2017
Bue à la pression. Couleur coca cola. Peu de mousse. Bière trop aqueuse, amère. Café, fade. Sans grand intérêt. Larry_Duffman (599) - - MAR 20, 2017
I had it on tap. It pours black with a tan head and lacing. The aroma is chocolate and coffee. The taste is chocolate, milk, vanilla, and coffee. It’s really smooth and creamy. It’s really tasty and drinkable. This is very good. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Poured into an English pint glass, the appearance was layered as expected - black at the bottom fulfilling the tan to brown three finger-ed middle indicating the nitro pour to flow through as it should and then a soft finger and a half of a level eggshell white color for a head. Glistening lovely stringy yet sliding lace.
The aroma had a luscious sweet to roasty blend of milk chocolate, roasted malts, sweet cream and a touch of vanilla at the end.
The flavor blended the previously mentioned flavors to boot and had it wrap into the aftertaste and slide into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body. Sorry, Harpoon, I don’t find this to be full bodied. Makes for a great session. ABV felt spot on as the brewer suggests.
Overall, practically perfect as an Irish dry stout, watch out Guinness. Except for that body, just seems a touch under. Still, I hope Harpoon does this again next year.
rodenbach99 (4678) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2017
Boston 2017. Une belle robe noire avec une crème en lieu de mousse. Un nez légèrement rôti avec une touche de malt chocolat. La bouche est crémeuse et savoureuse avec des saveurs rappelant un fameux stout de Dublin. J’aime bien. DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 22, 2017
[2/2/17] Draught at Harpoon Brewery in Boston. Dark brown, creamy beige head. Roast, some chocolate, a bit of coffee, dry, medium-bodied. Decent. thepatrickman (1502) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2016
On tap. Like a lot of reviewers, I was struck by how similar this is to Guinness. That’s not a criticism or a lazy review of all dry stouts -- this really does have a aroma, mouthfeel, and taste that’s very reminiscent of the Emerald Isle’s biggest export. Really pleasant; it’s not about to reinvent the wheel, but I’m happy to drink a few pints of this any time. thorongil2 (3426) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2016
(Tap) clear, very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of smoke; smooth palate; mostly dry flavour with a long, light bitter finish alobar (3914) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2016
Dark cola pour with aroma of roasted malt, chocolate,and with a hint of coffee. Roasted malt flavor with some chocolate and coffee flavor. Decent.