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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Amber brown pour. Aroma of caramel, tofee, nuts and raisins. Flavor is alcoholic, with toffee, bread and mild hop notes. Smooth.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Billicus (291) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Awesome !!!!!! 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!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2012
(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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2548) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 4, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5548) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 23, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2012
This beer truly is a beast. The malts really shine through, although there is a subtle smokiness in the after taste that lures you back for more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4322) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Pours a dark amber with a smallish head. Really interesting level of maltiness to the smell of this one that also appears in the taste. A little harsh on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Date: June 24, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: clear dark amber, creamy off white head
Aroma: rich sweet caramel aroma, deep caramel candy sweetness, light peaty earthyness
Flavor: rich caramel flavor, sweet heavily caramelized candy, light earthyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kimjongill (207) - - AUG 11, 2012
On draft. A bit mediocre in the amount of favor, though the present flavors were strong. Overall lacking in character compared to other wee heavy beers I’ve tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5552) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from State Line, 8/7/12

Aroma: It has caramel, toffee, roasted malts, peat, alcohol, some spice (maybe nutmeg?), and fruity notes
Appearance: It pours a clear dark orange-mahogany color with a small beige head and good lacing
Flavor: It tastes mid-plus sweet, heavy malty, with some balance spice, alcohol flavors, and some dark fruit
Palate: The body is fairly full, with a slightly sticky texture, a smooth feel, light heat, and a lingering finish
Overall Impression: I was fairly impressed by this one, as I have been with quite a few of the beers from the Leviathan series. This is a near top of style example of a scotch ale for me. Thanks for ending a pretty long mediocre run of scotch ales for me Harpoon, this one reminds me of what this style can be. (This is the best one I’ve rated since Sheep Eater back in Feb of 2011.)

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