Fish Tale Leviathan Barleywine - Barrel Aged

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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
With its assertive hop bitterness, delicious malt flavor and long, dry, hoppy finish, Leviathan Barleywine is a brew of mythic proportions. Dark amber, rich, and malty with a most very hearty alcohol strength, it is capable of soothing the savage beast in us all. Leviathan rises out of Pale, Carastan, and Chocolate malts with monstrous additions of Chinook hops for bitterness and Cascade hops for flavor and aroma. This vintage ale finishes quite dry after a long maturation period. As it comes of age in the keg, subtle flavors of sherry, pear, and roasted nuts will develop.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rich42 (128) - USA - DEC 22, 2002
bought the bottle as an xmas present for my dad - but figured I really should try it first. had at room temperature. syrupy and a little sweat - but not cloying. nice oakiness. hops are present - but in the background. good maltiness - alcohol taste is there - but at reasonable levels. wonderfully easy drinking - very very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdmiralVernon (1140) - SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2016
A: Murky dark red/brown coloured N: Grapes, figs, toffee T: Grapes, toffee, vinous, zest O: Past its prime and very vinous. Fun!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4778) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle courtesy of hackobock. Pours hazy reddish brown with a small tan head that leaves some spotty trace on the glass while dissiapting, Smell is malty and fruity with dark bread, caramel, vanilla fudge, moist wood, dark grapes, raisins, prunes, leather, hay, oxidized red wine and hints of alcohol. Taste is slightly sweet, tiny bitter, slightly sour, malty and fruity. Mouthfeel is round, slightly dry, slightly tart, tiny boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, sour and malty. Oxidized and way past its prime but still a very fun beer to try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3932) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
May 28, 2016. Bottled November 2002, received in a trade, thanks!
Cloudy amber with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet toffee, figs, some grape skins, some oxidized notes of sherry, cardboard. Taste is light to medium sweet, very light tartness, some vinous notes with a slight oxidized finish with grapes, sherry. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.
Held up alright, quite vinous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle at Wailin Whales in Linus apartment 160528. Hazy amber beer with a decent beige head. Malty fruity aroma, caramel, toffee, grapes, raisins, woody notes. Fruity woody flavor, grapes, citrus, woody notes, some warming alcohol. Quite ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Pours a dark golden brown with fluffy head. Aromas of dark malts, hops, and light bourbon. Flavors of sweet malts, hops, and nice bourbon notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (15915) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours reddish amber white head. Nose/taste of merlot, oak, grape syrup, caramel, toffee and oak. Medium-full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (7380) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle. Ruby brown pour with tan head. Some bourbon, oak, and sweet malt. Dark sweet malts, spice, barrel and dark tones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (11382) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle shared at Borefts beer festival day 1 26/09/2014. Thanks to fonefan for shared this one. Hazed dark orange coloured pour with a sticky off white head. Aroma is mint, caramel, toffee malts. Some age on the nose as well. Flavour is composed of caramel and toffee malts, mint and some hot alcohol. Palate is sweet and full bodied. Held up pretty well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
26th September 2014
Borefts VI. Bottle. Thanks to Fonefan for this blast from the past. Very hazy deep amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and smooth. Modest fine carbonation. Smooth malts, sweet tangy fruits, Sweet cognac. Dried fruits. Very mild spice. Light semi dry finish. Nice, has lasted well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (18701) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle shared at BBF 6, 26/09/14. Murky chestnut brown meets dark orange with a moderate off white covering. Nose is dark fruit rinds, spice, fruit cake, brown sugars, light roast. Taste comprises sweetish licks, toffee, toasted brown sugar, fruit loaf, spice. Medium + body, fine carboantion, lightly warming booze in the close. Ok barley wine but far from the great the rating on this one suggest it is!

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