jd10 (68) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
TaktikMTL (6571) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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)
dlovell2 (1366) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
keanex (1639) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
tmongoose (1867) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
hopdog (10255) - 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 (2707) - 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 (8798) - 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 (1531) - 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.