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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   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).

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Travlr (26075) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

djd07 (15544) - 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.

Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Short Pump, VA. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized fizzy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee malts, anise, floral notes and a weird potato chip thing. The taste is big toffee notes, stone fruits, earth and an earthy hop finish. Full bodied, slight heat, slightly disjointed.

bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2016
(12oz bottle, 2012 vintage) Pours a clear copper body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, molasses, earth, dark fruit, and peat. Flavor of caramel, plum, smoke, and pepper.

hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Aromas of earth, peat, leaves, caramel, and some dark fruits. Tastes of caramel, smoke (some smoked meats), earth, and peat. Sweet with the alcohol content well hidden.

j12601 (13099) - 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.

jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2012
12 oz bottle-pours copper with a tan head. Aroma is medium malt-roasty/caramel/molasses, some citrus? Taste is sweet medium malt-roasty/caramel/molasses, syrupy, some citrus/spice hops. Better at cellar temp.

DocLock (11043) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
(Please read this review as if Sean Connery were narrating it). Bottle from Capone’s. Pours clear dark coppery orange, looking brownish orange through indirect light, with a frothy off-white head that goes away quickly, but does leave a frothing of lace. Nose is spicy earthy peaty malt, mild smoky notes. Tastes rich on the palate, very smooth, with an initial big caramel earthy malt flavor, some syrupy and slightly smoky malts, hops, and liquid caramel late, with peat bog fruit. This one is big, bold, and tasty.

kp (10880) - 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

nimbleprop (8750) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2013
2012 bottle I randomly found in DC. 12oz bottle pours a hazy, garnet amber with some creamy, lacing, beige head. At first waft, the nose has a TON of banana bread, some vanilla, port, caramel, slightly woody, a little pine, some tamarind. Flavor hits you with some sweetness, pine sap and then a top of sherry/port, some cherry syrup, a little peaty, some tobacco leaf, some caramelized parsnip. Full, sticky, syrupy finish. I’ve got the rest of the 4pack, I’ll probably age it a year or two.

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