Ironicmedic (77) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank from tap at harpoon brewery, dark color, small tan head. Taste is nice dunkle flavor, slight burnt aftertaste to it, but it works.
Bulk_Carrier (5870) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - MAY 13, 2017
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was poured into a lager glass.
The appearance was a mostly dark brown color with a finger’s worth of off white foamy head that slid off at a gentle pace. Left some light stringy lace here and there.
The aroma had some smooth sweet dark bready malts over top of some light brisk semi-sweet to lightly bitter dark chocolate nibs. Subtle amount of light nuts and ended with some driftwood.
The flavor yielded to the lager smooth malty sweetness. Some rigid dark breadiness grips my tastebuds a bit more than expected. So the aftertaste and finish weren’t as smooth as I tend to get in most Dunkel Lagers. Still, I didn’t mind so far.
The palate was between light and medium bodied with a good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine and the ABV felt fine. That rigidness came back again to impart the suspected harshness I felt on my tongue.
Overall, it’s a decent Munich Dunkel lager but enjoyable to me. I’d still have again.
gripweed57 (2113) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2017
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From old tasting notes. Known as "Jake’s Special Dark". Tasted at Jacob Wirth’s in Boston. Translucent reddish brown. Brief tan head. Faint roasted malt nose. Bittersweet toasted malt flavor upfront. Light crisp hops in finish.
DSG (13956) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 22, 2017
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2/2/17] Draught at Harpoon Brewery in Boston. Brown. Malt, caramel, toast, some nuts, sweetish, light smoky hint, medium-bodied. Pretty nice.
floydslip (386) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep chocolate brown beer with a thin light beige head. Nose of semi-sweet cocoa, nuts, and vanilla, but it’s all a bit faint. Flavor is more robust with sweet candied nuts, mocha, and bittersweet chocolate followed by a medium bitterness. Crisply carbonated, this is a flavorful beer that is still somewhat light.
JDBaker11058 (2090) - Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
appearance: medium clear dark brown with some reddish highlights; creamy light tan head, decent lacing. aroma: dark brown bread, some caramel, toffee, and brown sugar; a bit of grassy, earthy hops. taste: as the aroma indicates; slight cola sweetness, bready dark malts, some earthy, herbal, and grassy hop notes at the end. finish: clean finish, lighter palate, higher carb; hint of metal taste in the far back end. notes: Drinkable, pretty tasty. Bottle from the Craft Beer of the Month Club.
MadRobin (2951) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - SEP 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Harpoon outlet at Boston's Logan Airport.
Clear, dark mahogany with a 1-finger khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of toffee, roasted malt and chocolate.
Taste of sweet roasted malt, toffee, caramel, toffee and chocolate.
Medium body and medium carbonation, but with a mouthfeel that makes it seem less substantial.
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alobar (3727) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark cola brown pour with aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and toffee. Roasted malt flavor with some caramel, chocolate, and toffee sweetness. Good beer.
HamletX (4) - NORWAY - MAR 25, 2016 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark colour with a thin foam head. Smoke and chocolate. Easy to drink by it self or together with a cup of New England clam chowder
Meilby (11291) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Harpoon Tap Room - Terminal A - Logan Airport (BOS), Boston, MA
Pours slightly hazy dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, toffee, floral, hint of chocolate and cold coffee. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long caramel and light chocolate finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
CousinBrenden (131) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice garnet to brown color with nice tan head. Malty brew, not too thick almost lager like with malt forward and clean finish.