Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Harpoon Chocolate Stout ....

Tonight I will have a Chocolate Stout from Harpoon Brewery.  It is a limited release, available November through March.  Twelve ounce bottle.  The web site shows 5.9% ABV and 35 IBUs.

Chocolate Stout poured with a small to medium, rich chocolate brown head.  Beer color is a very dark blackish brown - no light showed through the glass when held up to the light.  No surprise - the aroma is heavy on chocolate.  It reminds me a bit of chocolate milk.  Also some roasted malt.  The taste hits you with some chocolate, roasted malt.  It seems to thin out quite a bit in the middle, then comes back with some bitterness towards the end, with a burnt quality and more chocolate.  The aftertaste leaves you with some bitter and chocolate, almost a dark chocolate.  Not very sweet.  Creamy mouth feel, but not as heavy as I expected.  A nice beer - heavy on the chocolate!

Harpoon Brewery
Boston, Massachusetts

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