jonas (5272) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled in the Harpoon brewery taproom.
Dark chestnut colour.
Light spicy molassis, chocolate aroma.
Berrylike, choc base flavour, aromatic overtones.
Very good balance.
Chocolate cherry finish.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
near black with minimal head. nose of dark fruits and alcohol. moderate body for style. little bitterness before medium crystal malt with a grainy flavor from the wheat. the problem is the alcohol is overly present without corresponding depth from other flavors. for a style that is unusual it leaves much for which to hope
oteyj (2124) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with garnet tints. Light tan head. The aroma holds massive dark fruit- plum, grapes, figs, and raisins, booze, light cocoa, and some grassy wheat grain. The flavor holds massive dark fruit, caramel, toffee, molasses, and orangepeel. Medium to thick palate with smacking sweetness. Nice effort.
craftycarl21 (2073) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown pour with a bubbly, off-white head. Aroma holds massive amounts of dark fruit with huge notes of raisin and plum. Bits of chocolate, booze, and grain, but otherwise huge grape and raisin characteristics. Flavor has more hop character, with a bit of orange and grapefruit, but still mostly dark fruit remains. Healthy touches of caramel and molasses as well, and a bit of coffee. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but still a tasty beer on the whole.
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle in a whiskey snifter. The beer pours a deep, dark brown color, with a minimal off-white head. The aroma shows Munich malt character, along with a level of chocolate. A subtle note of alcohol also comes through. The palate shows a nice residual malt sweetness. Balancing hop bitterness also comes through, without showing flavor or discernible aroma. Alcohol is also detectable in the flavor profile, adding a not unpleasant depth. Carbonation is accurate. The finish leaves notes of chocolate and an almost spicy wood note. Overall, an nice version of the rare wheat wine style.
williamherbert (1167) - Syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is musty Belgian funk. Earthy malts, dark grapes, slight white wine and cherry liqueur.
The appearance is impeccably murky purple/brown, minimal head, good color.
The flavor is cherry and wine grape sweetness. Sweet but with a chocolatey base. Very richly sweet, but with a funky dubbel-like base.
The palate is slick and oily. Has a major alcohol burn on the way down. The beer is a funky and darkly sweet concoction. Not otherworldly, but a nice wintry sipper.
jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a lingering finish.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a medium beige head and nice lacing. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, and raisins. Flavor of caramel, cocoa, brown sugar, subtle sulfur and raisins.
patrickfannon (1202) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 12 oz. (2008) Leviathan. Split with James and Sean. Pours an opaque deep brown with a thin, beiege frothy head. A little bit of lace. Aroma of roasted malts, some slight coffee and chocolate, toffee, sweet barley, and hints of brown sugar and spices. Fuller bodied with a suave, chewy mouthfeel and a nice warming finish. Good barley.
jredmond (4595) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split with pat, Sean, and vinny. Pours a nice black body with thin slightly off-white lacing. Aroma is cinnamon and some nut. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet malt, very slight roast, and some spice.