Ratman197 (15204) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of wheat, carmel, fruittiness and toffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, carmel, toffee anmd light fruittiness with a smooth dry lingering toffee fiunish. MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2010
My Bottom Line:lamas (1651) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Raisins, figs and Munich malts are massaged by alcohol heat and peppery hops, before roasted wheat and cherry undertones conclude this velvety Wheat Wine.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy sheet of foam garnishes the darkest mahogany.
-The smooth effervescence and classy flavor profile make for effortless sipping.
-This is rich but never too heavy.
-The roasted finish is perhaps quieter than the flavor profile’s medium intensity.
"Leviathan" series bottle. A mahogany pour with a smallish khaki head. A unique aroma for the style that features some rich dark chocolate, roasted coffee, plums, raisins, figs, some bananas, and a little wheatiness. Medium body. Some caramel, plums, chocolate, raisins, and figs upfront in the taste. Dark chocolate and roasted coffee at the bitter end. A drying finish that lingers. Some fennel seeds, spiciness, and alcohol warmth are present throughout. vodka4blood (152) - Miltonboro, Vermont, USA - NOV 18, 2010
black, minimal head, very bitter, medium sweetness, long finish, full body, jonas (7985) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2010
Sampled in the Harpoon brewery taproom.
Dark chestnut colour.
Light spicy molassis, chocolate aroma.
Berrylike, choc base flavour, aromatic overtones.
Very good balance.
Chocolate cherry finish.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2010
near black with minimal head. nose of dark fruits and alcohol. moderate body for style. little bitterness before medium crystal malt with a grainy flavor from the wheat. the problem is the alcohol is overly present without corresponding depth from other flavors. for a style that is unusual it leaves much for which to hope oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Dark brown pour with garnet tints. Light tan head. The aroma holds massive dark fruit- plum, grapes, figs, and raisins, booze, light cocoa, and some grassy wheat grain. The flavor holds massive dark fruit, caramel, toffee, molasses, and orangepeel. Medium to thick palate with smacking sweetness. Nice effort. craftycarl21 (2339) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Deep brown pour with a bubbly, off-white head. Aroma holds massive amounts of dark fruit with huge notes of raisin and plum. Bits of chocolate, booze, and grain, but otherwise huge grape and raisin characteristics. Flavor has more hop character, with a bit of orange and grapefruit, but still mostly dark fruit remains. Healthy touches of caramel and molasses as well, and a bit of coffee. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but still a tasty beer on the whole. Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle in a whiskey snifter. The beer pours a deep, dark brown color, with a minimal off-white head. The aroma shows Munich malt character, along with a level of chocolate. A subtle note of alcohol also comes through. The palate shows a nice residual malt sweetness. Balancing hop bitterness also comes through, without showing flavor or discernible aroma. Alcohol is also detectable in the flavor profile, adding a not unpleasant depth. Carbonation is accurate. The finish leaves notes of chocolate and an almost spicy wood note. Overall, an nice version of the rare wheat wine style. williamherbert (1546) - Syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2010
The aroma is musty Belgian funk. Earthy malts, dark grapes, slight white wine and cherry liqueur.
The appearance is impeccably murky purple/brown, minimal head, good color.
The flavor is cherry and wine grape sweetness. Sweet but with a chocolatey base. Very richly sweet, but with a funky dubbel-like base.
The palate is slick and oily. Has a major alcohol burn on the way down. The beer is a funky and darkly sweet concoction. Not otherworldly, but a nice wintry sipper.