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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (18609) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Draft. Clear golden amber color, massive cream colored head, solid lacing. Aroma of caramel and subtle black pepper. Taste is smooth spiced caramel. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (7178) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy amber with small off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is caramel malt and pepper. Medium mouthfeel with a bitter malt and strong alcohol burn. Not too much going on with thos one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2012
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, caramel, some Scotch, slight alcohol, slight nuts, light burnt caramel, and some toffee. Poured amber in color with a small, off-white head as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, nuts, burnt caramel, toffee, and a hint of alcohol. Medium body. Slick, oily, then lightly dry texture. Soft carbonation. Medium sweet, very slightly bitter, malt, caramel, nut, burnt caramel, slight alcohol finish is slightly dry. 10.2%ABV is present but not hot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5058) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 26, 2012
12oz bottle in a thistle. Pours deep ruby/amber with a fluffy, cream-colored head. Aroma of lots of caramel, dough, and some nuttiness, a little alcohol, and some fruity and spicy notes. Flavor the same, with the alcohol noticeably present. Smooth texture. A pretty good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6355) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Bottle, dark amber colorith thin foam, aroma is fruity caramel,, flavor is big shot of vodka with chocolate, cantaloupe, boiled peanuts, bananas and caramel, tough finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2540) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 21, 2012
On tap 4oz. sampler at Judges Bench in Ellicott City, MD. Clear, straw color with average head and lacing that slides back down the glass all too quickly. Aroma of sweet malt, fruit, oak, peat, herbs caramel and a touch of floral hops. Taste of sweet malt, fruit, molasses, peat and alcohol. Finish is slightly bitter and earthy. Very full body with low carbonation. Slick mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4485) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Shared by turdferguson. Not sure how to feel about this one. Clean and sharp ruby copper pour with one finger of fizzy sandy tan head. Nose is an explosion of fruity esters, tons of fig and raisin and prune with some sharp alcohol and rich dextrinous malt notes, brown sugar as well. Warming and rich flavor, lots of dark fruit and brown sugar with a vinous quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4028) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Bottle. Back to back scotch ales! This may be a first. And not even on purpose. Just the luck of the draw of my hand into the fridge. Rich, bright amber with a some pretty nice tan lacing and good legs. Nose is heavy caramel and toffee malts, brown sugar, sweet breads (not the organ meat). Similar flavor, some dark fruits, light bitterness, rich dextrinous malt. Alcohol very well hidden. Best Harpoon beer Ive had ever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a medium sized white to beige head. Malty and sweet on the nose. Caramel and toast, warm dark fruit and some light alcohol. Medium to thick bodied, warm and smooth. Lots of toast and malt. Sticky caramel and toast. Soft malt and toast. Gentle bitterness and lingering caramel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BubbaMac (6) - Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2012 does not count
Heavy fruity flavor. It makes a good first impression. really does not taste like a Scottish Ale. There is a sweet banana thing going on. The taste seems artificially sweet. I am enjoying this but it is overly fruity.

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