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Bottled November 2004, Batch 5. With its assertive hop bitterness, delicious malt flavor and long, dry, hoppy finish, Leviathan Barleywine is a brew of mythic proportions. Dark amber, rich, and malty with a most very hearty alcohol strength, it is capable of soothing the savage beast in us all. Leviathan rises out of Pale, Carastan, and Chocolate malts with monstrous additions of Chinook hops for bitterness and Cascade hops for flavor and aroma. This vintage ale finishes quite dry after a long maturation period. As it comes of age in the keg, subtle flavors of sherry, pear, and roasted nuts will develop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29018) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2006
A hazy amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of both caramel and the alcohol. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, and towards the end notes of wood grows on You, making the end dry. The alcohol also makes its presence know towards the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a slightly hazy amber golden with a small, off-white head. Fat aroma of caramel and aroma hops. Very full-bodied with rich, fat flavours of caramel. Some hops in the finish but not really enough to balance the sweetness. 160806

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20476) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2006
Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with an off white head. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel and dried fruits. Flavour of malts, caramel and dried fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2008
Bottled. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is sweet malts, some alcohol and fruits. Also quite strong wooden and licoriceish notes. Flavour is sweet malts, plum and raisins. Mild notes of vanilla and wood too. Wellbalanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19185) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2008
Bottled at Petalax Beer Festival. (2004 vintage, batch 5) Clear pale brownish amber, small creamy head. Sugary caramel aroma. Sweet with medium-full body. Lots of toffee, some wood. Restrained citric hoppiness .some green apples. Perhaps the aging has diminished the hop levels a bit much, now it is more reminiscent of an English style barley wine, but without the malt depth. Finishes with lots of spun suga rand toffee. Soft and edgeless, but with no "wow!"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16225) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty peppery caramel aroma. Malty hoppy caramel flavor with a thin mouthfeel. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish with some hints of caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2011
17th May 2009
Cloudy brown beer. Softish palate. Rich malt that is very slightly creamy. A little aniseed. Smooth but lacking complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2007 (Bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a small beige head. Malty base aroma with caramel, alcohol, pine, and fruit. Flavor of malty breadiness, alcohol, caramel, wood, and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2005
(12oz bottle, batch 5) Clear amber body topped by a small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, moderately sweet, pine, caramel, light mint. Taste is medium sweet, pine/grapefruit, caramel, faint nuts. Smooth medium-full body with some chewiness, alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11061) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Leviathan BW Reel Ale-12oz bottle-pours a tan head and copper color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel, spice/herbal/pine hops. Taste is medium malt-caramel, spice/herbal/pine/metallic (English) hops, rye. Medium body. Dry. Well done, interesting interpretation of a style that’s not my type.

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