Radek Kliber (5970) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma solid, clean malts , caramel , rich fee;/ Nice hop top end. Balanced pleasing set up. 8-.
Appearance clear amber with medium top.
Flavor and Palate : full bodied. malty with caramel side . Alcohol warmth. Very true to the style. Not too bold, not too hoppy. Proper example of American Barley Wine.
jredmond (4117) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with the team at work on our last day on madison ave. Pours a clear amber orange body. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, barley and sweet booze. Mouthfeel is slick with notes of booze and sweet malts. The beer seems to be a bit unbalanced.
Mat42m (160) - orlando, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle served in snifter. Slight semi sweet, fruity aroma. Fairly hazy, amber color with minimal head. Very bitter taste. Fairly strong bitter finish with a medium body. Overall not really my favorite beer. Too hoppy without much other flavors coming through.
bth122 (912) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, poured a copper red color with smaller head that dissipated a bit. Aroma is malt,hop, dark fruit, candy flavored. Med-lite sweetness and bitterness. Malty backbone with a bit of bitterness finish. Not bad, but there is better barley wines out there for sure.
Ernesto987 (2442) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On bottle at gavins. Really sweet brew here. Not sure if I’m a fan. Big barley flavors
Ratman197 (7762) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of toffee, dark fruit, light tobacco and light mint. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, easrthiness, raisin and light mint with a smooth lingering toffee finish.
neckbracesub (31) - Anderson, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My father and I each bought this in a mix-and-match six pack because we are on a mission to try as many barleywine ales as possible ever since we both fell in love with them a few years back when we tried the insatiable Old Curmudgeon from Founder’s. If you asked him, he would tell you that this one - Harpoon’s Leviathan - ranks in the bottom rung of his barleywine chart, but I liked it considerably more than he did. Other than a small bite in the aftertaste (which is not big enough to enough discount the beer too much) this is a solid barleywine with the classic strong aroma you come to expect from the brew. I can’t say that it ranks with the best of the bunch in its kind, but I enjoyed all 12 oz. of the bottle I purchased the other night.
lithy (2997) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale orange, aroma of caramel, toast. Taste is sweet, alcohol, simple, effective.
beerfest5 (831) - Simsbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Didn’t seem very creative, more like an imperial ipa on steroids. Boozy, deep amber, some sweet dark fruit, mostly boost.
tmongoose (706) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 6, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on draft poured out amber with little head and carbonation...the aroma of warm alcohol and dark fruit very prominent...the sweet malt and dark fruit flavor followed by the warmth of the alcohol burn results in a very nice beer..aging? anything is possible.