Review - Harpoon Brewery's Chocolate Stout
"Harpoon Chocolate Stout is brewed with an abundance of chocolate malt and a touch of chocolate." -- Harpoon Brewery
Pours a medium to dark brown producing a very healthy, frothy tan colored head with great retention. Body is very dark, allowing very little light to transmit through. Decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is of strong milk chocolate like a Chubba Chub, moderately malty with some sweet overtones. No roasted or burnt malt notes. Creamy on the nose. Initial taste is less milk chocolate and more dark baking chocolate with bittersweet notes up front. At the finish, it mellows a bit allowing some sweeter chocolate notes to come through. Light to medium bodied, it has a malty sweet mouthfeel and creamy texture with soft carbonation.
Very chocolaty. Delicious, very intriguing limited release. Taste is complex, slightly bitter.
Reviewed on December 14th, 2008.