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RATINGS: 502   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

Description
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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3.3
yespr (48895) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2011 Sample from tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown with liht creamy brown head. Caramel malty aroma. Flavour is mild roasted malt, note of chocolate. Mildly bitter. Lovely.6-4-6-3-13=3.2

From tap at Sunset Grill. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, slight breadish. Dark toffee malty. Bitter, dark malty, roasted and dry. Bitter and roasted finish. Lasting dark malty impression.7-3-7-3-13=3.3

2.9
Ungstrup (38902) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2008
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007. A dark amber beer with a small beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, leading to a dry and slightly bitter finish. The body is somewhat thin.

3.1
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2007
[email protected] Deep amber colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is caramel malts, some hops and slight leather. Flavour is malts, hops and quite bittery. OK brew, but lacks a "moment of excitement".

3.7
Travlr (26406) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Draft at the source. Very dark clear maroon, tan head. Aroma of burnt toast and dark cocoa. Taste is coffee grounds and bread diugh. Fuller body than most dunkels.

2.6
omhper (25948) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2007
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Mahogany colour, rich head. Distinct aroma of coffee and metal. Mdeium dry with clean mouthfeel and solid malty backbone. Roasty flavours of old coffee with milk. Salty finish.

2.6
fiulijn (21506) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2007
Bottle at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007
Dark mahogany color; big head. Dry caramel aroma. Light mouthfeel, light sugars, some caramel, a bit of chocolate malt at the end. Boring.

3.5
rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2007
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2007) Bottle. Amber color, quite appealing offwhite head. Malty, milky aroma, fruity, some pine apple notes. Malty flavor, roasted, fruity, milky, quite mild malty finish.

3
TBone (18551) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2007
[email protected] 2007
Dark ruby color, small brownish head, some lace. Malty, a bit troasted aroma. Toasted, a bit chocolaty, malty flavor. Yeasty kind of notes in the aftertaste. Well-brewed into style, but as such not really so interesting although this is a good beer.

4
jtclockwork (17631) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Nice dark almost black pour in the glass. Nose and taste is balanced caramel malts and light hop bitterness. Rated 6/8/02

3.3
djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Bomber. Pours a dark amber with a medium beige head that quickly diminishes leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is a bready malt, raisin, and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet toast caramel and chocolate with lingering dry finish. A good dunkel from Harpoon.


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