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


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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Our head brewer at our Windsor brewery homebrewed a batch of chocolate stout for himself after trying the style at a beer dinner and loving it. After several Harpooners tried Scotts batch, we knew that we needed to add this beer to our lineup. It was originally introduced as a limited edition extra in our winter mix pack back in 2008, but it was soon apparent that our drinkers wanted more of this beer (a beer made with chocolatenot too hard to understand!), so we brought it back in 6-packs in 2010.

A chocolate stout is a beer with a noticeable dark chocolate flavor. This flavor is created from the use of darker, more aromatic malt that has been roasted or kilned until it acquires a chocolate color. Harpoon Chocolate Stout is brewed with an abundance of chocolate malt and a touch of chocolate.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Pours a fading head that lasts around the glass that is tan with a dark, clear brown body. Aroma and flavor is a milk chocolate milkshake with alcohol. Not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JDBaker11058 (2061) - Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Appearance: looks like a stout should; dark brown to black, with a fluffy tan head. Aroma: strong aroma of sweet dark creamy chocolate, dark toasted malts and some fresh coffee. Taste: dark chocolate, sweet cream, a hint of cherries and dark brown bread. Finish: dry, smooth and slightly sweet; the chocolate lingers. Notes: The most chocolatey of the chocolate stouts Ive had this season. Very tasty, but the chocolate was just a hint on the too-sweet side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZackSmith83 (1) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2010 does not count
Heavy, bitter, and rich with a taste very much like bakers choclate. the hop spice came out a bit through the malt and helped bring it together. It reminded me of getting into my moms baked goods. Very delicious. this is my first review so go easy on me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6558) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Bottle, dark brown color with tall tan foam, aroma is pure milk chocolate with a flavor of dry cocoa, chocolate bars, coffee, nice finish of sherry and cherry cordial

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Cola brown pour with ruby edges. Aroma is chocolate roast and coffee. Flavor is almost purely chocolate with a hint of roast bitterness. Good creamy full mouthfeel. Tasty chocolate stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Bottle from pikapp327. Pour is black with a light brown head. Aroma is very chocolate, a little coffee, and dark roasted goodness. Taste is bitter bakers cocoa, dark malt, and some roasted nuts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cavie (4585) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Bottle courtesy of pikapp327. Pours a dark brown color with some red highlights. Tannish head. Huge chocolate aroma. Sweet milk chocolate, bakers chocolate and yoohoo. Flavor of dark bitter chocolate with heavy malts and cocoa beans. Sweet milky finish with a great mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with a small, foamy brown head. Aromas of sweet milk chocolate and cane sugar, vanilla, and caramel. Flavor is mildly bitter cocoa, grass, and a little sweet milk chocolate; a bit disappointing and one-dimensional here. Medium carbonation and slightly creamy. Its alright, but fell apart at the flavor for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (6952) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 21, 2010
12 oz bottle. Motor oil color. Thin tan head that left AWESOME lacing and covered my glass on the way down. A pleasant sweet DEEP chocolate aroma that made me think of extra dark chocolate candy. Palate is sweet dark chocolate with a DEEP intoxicating ,roasted coffee flavor. For some; this maybe to sweet of a stout,but not for me! If you like sweet stout, buy this!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2010
12oz Bottle, purchased at Wakefield Liquors - Wakefield, RI. Distinct boiled hersheys syrup aroma right at the beginning, followed by a gentle movement of roast and chocolate malt. Pours a brown-black, with plenty of soapy bamboo-colored head. Flavors give off more of that canned, cooked, corn-based, hersheys flavor that I find off-putting. Wasnt expecting it, just hoping for a chocolatey-tasting stout. In the end, that overriding character and the general flaccidness of this beer make it undesirable for the style.

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