Sunday, May 18, 2008

Harpoon Smoked Porter, Harpoon Brewery, South Boston, MA

Based on a loyal reader's recommendation I tried the Harpoon Smoked Porter this weekend. Despite my pal's best efforts to convince me otherwise, I am not a porter guy. The Harpoon Smoked Porter definitely starts off well. You can definitely taste the smoky grains, which gave off a slightly burnt roasted taste. The beer however does not finish well. Despite it's strong flavorful beginning it ends decidedly weak. I find that most porters and stouts (since a stout is essentially a porter named differently, Guinness I believe was originally called a Stout Porter) give off a slightly metallic taste which just ruins the beer for me. Harpoon gave off that taste and it sucked, because for two thirds of the sip I was on board with this beer. The beer has a 5.7 ABV but gets rated at a lowly 1.5

1 comment:

Mike said...

You should have let me know. I could have poured it down the same sink as your stinky Anchor Christmas Beers (aka the Pine-Sol Ale)