hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Aromas of earth, peat, leaves, caramel, and some dark fruits. Tastes of caramel, smoke (some smoked meats), earth, and peat. Sweet with the alcohol content well hidden.
puboflyons (1667) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle served about 40 degrees. The pour is a deep copper-amber with a modest head that fizzles quickly. The aroma is vibrant with sweet and caramel malts, a slight booziness, but no smokiness as promised. The body is medium to bold. The taste is sweet with a slight bitterness at the end that does not linger much. Overall a pretty good take on the style.
DocLock (7182) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Please read this review as if Sean Connery were narrating it). Bottle from Capone’s. Pours clear dark coppery orange, looking brownish orange through indirect light, with a frothy off-white head that goes away quickly, but does leave a frothing of lace. Nose is spicy earthy peaty malt, mild smoky notes. Tastes rich on the palate, very smooth, with an initial big caramel earthy malt flavor, some syrupy and slightly smoky malts, hops, and liquid caramel late, with peat bog fruit. This one is big, bold, and tasty.
Scrapersnbeer (1244) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is butterscotch and booze mainly, maybe some currants if you are lucky. Copper color with an obvious lack of head retention. Looks a little to light for what it is. Tastes surprisingly mellow, if only because a booze bomb is expected. Starchy caramel all over, alcohol mainly at the front. Physically light body, heavy feeling however. Of all the Leviathans, this one is the shark.
bodhraneoir (6) - - SEP 24, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I should have put on my kilt for this. Heavy duty beer. What I need is to light up my pipe, take it outside, and get inspired.
williamstome (640) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber brown pour. Aroma of caramel, tofee, nuts and raisins. Flavor is alcoholic, with toffee, bread and mild hop notes. Smooth.
Billicus (285) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
color, beautiful amber hue, slight white head
aroma, wow, smoke malts, from peat, strong malty esters, basemant type funkious
taste, blew me away, strong hearty malt on the front smooth smokey peat finish
overall, straight winner in my book better thgen San Adams Wee heavy, but of course cant top my love Scotch Ale by Sam Adams, but close real close!!!
thirdeye11 (5336) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear medium amber,mossy tan bubbles. Nose of rich caramel, light maple, cream, butterscotch. Taste is lightly nutty, scotch, bit of peat, mildly sweet, but not complex.
jimhilt (2339) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a two finger cream head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Nice crystal clear, deep amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Malty dark fruit nose and flavor is malty caramel, dark fruit and hints of alcohol. Decent Scotch ale. $3.60 for a 12oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.
wlajwl (3317) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is mildly peated malts, vinous notes and a hint of the alcohol. The flavor is thick malts, not overbearing but definitely there sweetness and a warming and alcoholic finish.