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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Our interpretation of this English style ale is deep garnet red in color with a distinct malt backbone balanced by a unique blend of hops. Cheers!


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Balazs (785) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2011
Poured with a copper color and a tan, lacing head. Caramel, apple, cinnamon, fruits, honey in the aroma. Sweet start in a medium dense and carbonated body. Decent hoppy finish. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (654) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Amber color with thin white head. Sweet fruit aroma and pine. Caramel malt flavors, sweet fruit, slight yeast. Pine finish. Some alcohol is appearant in finish. 10% packs a punch.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paultheguru (650) - Parker, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2011
slight tawny color, white head. low retention rate. apples, plums, figs, some spices. good solid hop character, but the malts outweigh them which is nice for an american barleywine. very mellow, great aged or fresh..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbbeer (577) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Nice red-brown with small light-tan head. Aroma pine, floral hops, candy background. Somewhat syrupy, light alcohol presence, almost no carbonation. Flavor is quite sweet, malty caramel and brown sugar, minimal hops, boozy finish. Really needs a drier finish or more carbonation or something but somehow altogether more pleasant to drink than the individual flaws would suggest.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Pours an orange-amber color. Aroma is bold and alcoholic. Flavor is strong, dark fruit notes - plums, currants, etc. Pretty darn good, but flavor that packs a monster of a punch.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a white head. Smells of flowers, citrus and lots of hops. Tastes of medium bitterness and heavy sweetness. Medium bodied. Oily texture. Finishes cloying with a hint of bitter. Quite tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 11, 2011
12 oz. bottle, pored into snifter. Pours a dark reddish amber in color with a small off white head that produced some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma smells like sweet, white grape. Flavor mirrors the aroma and the booze burn is not so bad. Finishes dry and sweet. All the flavors of a great barleywine are there, but maybe a bit young and I bet this would cellar well. A god one to sip. One of the better barleywines I have sampled.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VALIS (222) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Nose of candied fruit, toffee. Nice blend of flavors, on the sweet side but far from cloyingly sweet or sticky. Really well balanced. This one took me by surprise not having heard much of Harpoon’s Leviathan line and not being the biggest Barley Wine fan.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GSH1976 (206) - Delaware, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Pours a hazy orange/brown color and is loaded with small floating particles. Aroma is very sweet with some bready malt, brown sugar and caramel. Taste is very similar and the alcohol is hidden well (that may change as it warms). Body is medium to heavy and there is a little bitterness in the finish. This doesn’t taste bad, and it is rather easy to drink, but nothing stands out. This is definitely well below average compared to other barleywines. I think it would be difficult to drink another.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mat42m (160) - orlando, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2012
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.


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