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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
Leviathan Great Scott pays homage to the celebrated Wee Heavy Scottish Ales of the past. This beer is a full-flavored, full-bodied dark ale with a complex malt character. The hint of smokiness is a tribute to the peated malts that were historically used in Scottish brewing. Relax and enjoy with bagpipes playing in your head (kilt optional).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jd10 (68) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 19, 2012
pours caramel brown with small white head. nose is sweet toffee, butterscotch, and caramel, taste is fairly sweet caramel malt with maybe a bit of earthiness, but overall it’s not terribly complex. alcohol is definitely there, and i noticed a bit of a lingering burn in the finish as well, reminiscent of drinking scotch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (7014) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT). Arôme: Forte odeur de caramel avec une pointe d’alcool. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée-cuivrée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel sucré avec une pointe d’alcool. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #4383)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1676) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Pours Copper color with thin white head. Caramel aroma with alcohol. Sweet caramel taste with dark dried fruits flavors slight smokiness. Some alcohol in finish but the 10.2 is nicely masked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
keanex (1749) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2012
On-tap at Victory Lane Bar and Grill.
Appearance: Clear mahogany brown body, almost no head.
Aroma: Very sweet of toffee and caramel.
Taste: Very sweet toffee and caramel, near cloying.
Palate: Thick with light carbonation.
Overall: This is good, but too sweet to thoroughly enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (2150) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 31, 2012
12oz bottle pours a copper color with whitish head that does leave some decent lacing. He aroma and flavors are of malt, lots of malt deep and rich and almost a sweetness to it. No hop action just malts I like this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (3014) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 7, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9687) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
(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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2012
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bodhraneoir (6) - - SEP 24, 2012 does not count
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.

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