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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Dark fruit and bittersweet chocolate notes meld into a spicy finish of this hearty beer made with de-husked roasted malts and a lager yeast. 23.5°, 38IBUs

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Pours dark brown, nearly black, with a small, sudsy head – a lot of char and burnt malts in the aroma, with a strong vanilla bean character, dark roast coffee – creamy in the mouth, moderate carbonation – very sweet, caramelized sugars in the flavor – strong whole bean vanilla flavors – roasted malt, charred character, light tobacco notes – the sweetness gets tempered a bit by the roastiness and some spicy, warming alcohol – the alcohol doesn’t become overpowering – it simply adds a nearly cinnamon-like spice – long, warm finish – a little boozy when cold, but mellower once warm – a tiny bit of vinous character on the back end, but it is washed out by the alcohol spiciness - a pretty good baltic porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Bottle - Pours a very dark brown in color with a tiny light tan head that quickly faded to a thin covering over the beer. Aroma is quite strong of roasted malts and slightly smoky. flavor is also strong of roasted malts with a medium smokiness. Chocolate and dark fruit fill in the robust flavor. Finish hints of very darkly roasted malts and surprisingly slightly sweet. Alcohol not really a part of the flavor profile. I really like the Leviathan IIPA, but this one is even better. Harpoon has hit a homer with the Leviathan series of beer... it would be great to see more styles added... barleywine, imperial stout... keep it going!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - DEC 5, 2008
Bottle. Roasty malt and chocolate aroma. Near black body, small light brown head. Pleasant well-balanced flavor, malts, ripe fruit, hints of chocolate. A bit on the mild side. Alcohol well hidden. Decent finish. A good effort from Harpoon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2008
12 oz bottle. Very dark brown pour with a fine khaki colored head. Smoke, chocolate, almonds, and definitely lager yeast presence. A little tinny smelling - it smells mainstream. The lager yeast really takes over. The flavor is quite similar, more chocolate and some hops come through. Nutty and a little earthy. Oily and quite full bodied. This one falls short for me.

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