muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2007
12 ounce bottle from City Market in Burlington, VT (April 2007), drunk oh shit I dunno, kinda cold I guess from a...fucking pint glass I s’pose. Motherfucker. I have to try this goddamn Harpoon beer. Why do I have to do this? What is it, what possible excuse on God’s green fucking earth could I have for trying this? Because it’s there, and my goddamn store doesn’t have anything else for me to fucking try. Bloody Vermont. OK so I’ll try to give this the fucking review it fucking deserves. It looks like diarrhea. It smells like, hell if I know, some damn sugary nuts or something, or more likely nutlike "natural flavor" manufactured somewhere in New Jersey. It tastes like ass. Not even nutty ass. Or "brown" ass (not that I’m racist or anything). Or malty ass. Just ass. Dull and watery, and asslike. And it’s really filtered and faky and drinks like fucking Dr. Pepper.
PorterPounder (8283) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2007
I better not drink anymore Harpoon.
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2007 Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 12 oz bottle. Light to medium copper pour - good thick khaki colored head with sticky lacing. Faint toffee aroma - not too much to offer. Flavor is sweet, some toffee accents, hints of caramel and underlying citrus. Pick up a hint of chocolate in the back ground - but overall, the flavor is a bit underwhelming. Mouthfeel leaning to the thin side. Decent for session purposes. GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Draft. Translucent motor oil brown coloring. No head. Faint aroma - hard to pick up much to be honest. Wooden, empty taste. Non-descript but smooth. Drinking this is like talking to someone for an hour and not being able to describe a single thing you talked about the next day. Immy (1958) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 21, 2007
12 oz bottle. Clear dark amber with a light tan head. Sweet, nutty nose, Light caramel and an underlying walnut bitter. A bit too light bodied, but not bad. Fairly decent lace. Light, sweet, malts in the flavor, followed by a mildly bitter nut flavor. Very light chocolate notes. Not a stellar brown, but a decent drinker. zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2007
(bottle - 12 oz) Medium brown chestnut pour with a puffy tan head. Aroma is light and roasty with a little nutty hint as well. Flavor is very light and well balanced. Sweet malts and nuts at the beginning with a smooth malt middle and a slightly sweet and lingering aftertaste. Definitely a good session beer.
jimhilt (2625) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 10, 2007
Pours a three-fingered off-white head that slowly fades to a thin layer leaving some lace. Nice crystal clear amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Balanced nose. Flavor is typical brown, some sweetness with slight hoppy finish. $1.50 for a 12 oz bottle from Capital Convenience Concord, NH. Also brewed in Windsor, VT JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2007
This dark brown ale from Harpoon pours with a nice head. The aromas offer fruit and caramel. The mouthfeel enhances the caramel flavor. The finish is nice a lengthy. mbrandon2w (109) - Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2007
A nice mild flavor. Tastes slightly of banana and caramel. Very light with a very short finish and no noticeable hops. Definitely a sessionable beer, though I would prefer a bit more body to it and a longer finish rocbyter (2159) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2007
Yeasy aroma with a slight scent of burnt wood. Orange appearance and moderate white head. Toasted nutty taste. Carbonation bite at the end. Short finish. 2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2007
It pours a dark amber color, and the word chestnut, provided by Harpoon seems appropriate. It has an off-white fizzy head that quickly dissapates. Fair lacing clings to our new freezing cold brown ale glass. First aroma is of faint light bread malts and not much else. Gentle on the nose. Initial taste is of a very light bitter which softens even more as it moves towards the finish. Light on the palate, it has a watery texture with a clean finish. A very drinkable, smooth taste that certainly lends itself to the session style.