RATINGS: 502   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Formerly known as Harpoon Munich Dark.

If all the beers we offered were based on sales numbers, our Dark would most likely be on the chopping block. But this beer has been a perpetual Harpooner favorite, and we couldn’t let it go. We recently introduced this beer in 22 oz. bombers with a new label and a new name – simply “Dark”. But it’s the same beer we’ve been brewing since 1998.

A blend of specialty malts gives our Dark a velvety mouthfeel with roasted notes and a hint of chocolate, balanced by a subtle hop aroma. Hard to describe but easy to drink, Harpoon Dark is rich in character and light on the palate. The overall character is hearty malt and chocolate balanced with a crisp hop bitterness.

Old description: Inspired by the centuries-old Bavarian beer, our Harpoon Munich Dark has a dark, balanced maltiness complimented with a moderate hop finish. We introduced this beer in 1998 and received first prize for Best Beer Overall of 1998 in BarleyCorn Magazine.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, - AUG 21, 2012
Quite dark beer, but lets some light through which is dark red. Smell is quite malty. Taste is quite round, and easy. There is some carbonation, but not too much to distract. It seems to be a bit sour beer, and I end up thinking earth aromas; mud and dirt. Perhaps there are come cooked vegetables as well, which in my case does not make much difference I’m not into this one. That said I must acknowledge this is still OK beer, and someone might find this good. Thanks to Paul D. for bringing this all the way US for me as farewell present.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (13906) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 22, 2017
[2/2/17] Draught at Harpoon Brewery in Boston. Brown. Malt, caramel, toast, some nuts, sweetish, light smoky hint, medium-bodied. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydslip (383) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2016
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (2061) - Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2016
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadRobin (2923) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - SEP 4, 2016
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3708) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2016
Dark cola brown pour with aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and toffee. Roasted malt flavor with some caramel, chocolate, and toffee sweetness. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HamletX (4) - NORWAY - MAR 25, 2016 does not count
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (11232) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2015
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CousinBrenden (131) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2015
Nice garnet to brown color with nice tan head. Malty brew, not too thick almost lager like with malt forward and clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (3580) - CROATIA - FEB 9, 2015
On tap at Harpoon Brewery, Boston. Dark amberish brown with beige head. Roasted malts, caramel, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4746) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2015
undated 12 oz bottle served in pint glass (from April 2011 notes). a very dark mahogany, but clear and not opaque. An somewhat aggressive pour provided only about 1 finger of short-lived head. Sweet floral aroma, with a little less ’regular’ toasted malt dominance than expected. Plenty of sweet malt with a trace of hops. Not quite "rich" or complex. Hops and toasted malt are more balanced in the aftertaste. M - medium/full body with enough carbonation to tingle the tongue. A Munich-style session beer, this beer brought back memories of drinking this style beer in a Munich biergarten.

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