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Fish Tale Leviathan Barleywine (Batch 5+)

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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 (34334) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (25926) - 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 (25327) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (23432) - 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 (23039) - 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 (22102) - , 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (14090) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 2, 2008
Bottle Hazy amber color with a few tan bubbles for head Aromas of sweet malt and citrus hop Full bodied with very mild carbonation Flavor is slightly roasted caramel medium dark fruit and balancing hop Finish is a bit woody and somewhat astringent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Bottle from shigadeyo. Poured clear copper color with an average off-white frothy head that diminished slowly with excellent lacing. Moderate roasted sour citrus, bread malt and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a dry texture. Medium balanced bittersweet dry malt flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of long duration. I shared this with a freind.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (13272) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Bottle poured a hazy orange with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, vanilla, fruit, and some vinous notes. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, orange zest, a bit of vanilla, some woody notes and a hint of sherry with a sweet lingering and warming finish. A very complex and tasty barleywine, well worth trying!

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