chinchill (2267) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[from July 2012 notes].
Undated bottle served at about recommended temperature (40F) in a Unibroue snifter. Some sediment at bottom of bottle added mid-taste.
Appearance: Copper-amber color with a light haze; Nice looking light brown head is rather short-lived but leaves some sticky lacing.
Smell: Rye and other malts with a good bit of aroma like that of red wine? (better than this may sound). A bit of yeasty/bread aroma. Hint of high ABV (becomes more obvious with warming) and earthy hops.
Taste: Spicy; with good balance of sweet and bitter, and a little tartness. Has a fruity, fermented grape trait. Some grapefruit bitter in the finish and aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Near medium body seems a tad watery; medium-light carbonation; Some alcohol warming and tongue bite. Slightly dry finish.
Overall: Complex and interesting, if not terribly appealing. An unusual rye, for sure. Worth a try.
Travlr (13664) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Murky brown, thick tan head with good retention. Aroma of spiced brown. Read. Taste is extremely sweet raw brown bread dough coated with caramel.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
aroma i don’t smell much at all faint dates about it. taste is a mess just alcohol some spice a bit of sweetness this beer sucks balls. shit i got 3 more to drink...
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a deep ruby color, with minimal lacing. The flavor has a hint of caramel and rye bread, offering an earthy taste.
UDBeernut (1894) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at Buffalo Beer Fest. Tan amber hue capped by off white head. Rye and pine in the nose. Taste is well balanced, drying rye with pine resin. A tad tannin in the finish.
chicowv (465) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, 2011 Vintage: Pours a dark ruby red with a nice white head. Stron aroma of alcohol, toffee and grass. Taste is heavy on the alcohol, does not hide it’s 8.9% well at all. Nice thick rye body and sprucy hops. Astringent on the palate but has smoothed compared to when it was fresh.
BroSpud (1754) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Pours dark burgundy with a fluffy white head. Sweet candy sugar, rye and alcohol flavors. Not impressed with this one and not up to par with the others in the Leviathan series.
Ratman197 (10302) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of rye, raisin, light carmel and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of rye, earthiness, toffee and light raisin with a smooth moderatly bitter lingering rye finish.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2012
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
In short: An extremely harsh and overall atrocious burgundy with too many problems to list them all
How: Bottle 12oz, consumed relatively fresh one month after purchase
The look: Clear copper-red body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose is rather timid with straightforward notes of dried rye bread and light notes of nail polish remover. Taste is surprisingly harsh. This is like drinking shredded paper, crunchy dry unmalted rye cereals, melted barley candy and band-aids. And all that tied together with a mixture of cooking oil and rubbing alcohol. This is was some pretty nasty stuff, this had to be a bad bottle, but I won’t give this another try, no sir. This is not my first major disappointment from the Harpoon Leviathan, and the people at Harpoon should know I consider that revenge is a dish best served boiling hot and thrown directly in the face.
mcox90 (1603) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a lovely deep copper/amber color with a 1/2" cream colored cap. Minimal lace. Aroma is candied fruit and rye bread. Taste is caramel malt, candied fruit, earhty hops and rye bread. Except for the rye aspect, very barleywinesqe. Full, warming palate with a warm bitter finish. Very nice.