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Harpoon Leviathan - Baltic Porter - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
89
very good

352 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 352
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 40
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Leviathan Baltic Porter is a dark, strong beer of considerable complexity. Brewed with a highly alcohol-tolerant strain of lager yeast, it has a smooth, full flavor with dark fruit and licorice notes in the aroma. De-husked roasted malt lends a dark chocolate character without being sharp or harsh. Raw sugar and dark crystal malt give some raisin and molasses notes while East Kent Goldings hops make for a long, earthy finish.

38 IBU

(Beer added by: lpayette on 11-16-2008)
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jhb138

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

03-21-2013 20:57:05 | More by jhb138
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BGsWo22

New York

1.75/5  rDev -56%

03-20-2013 23:17:34 | More by BGsWo22
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MAbeerNE1

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-14-2013 13:24:08 | More by MAbeerNE1
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brandon911

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-02-2013 03:26:17 | More by brandon911
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abex44

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-02-2013 03:25:50 | More by abex44
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JStans12

New York

3.84/5  rDev -3.5%

A - Pours a deep dark brown/black with a small head that dissipates quickly.

S - The nose is full of dark plum fruit with some roasty malt notes in the background.

T - Rich chocolate and dark fruit are most prominent. Some boozy notes and a burnt and slightly hoppy bitterness in the finish.

M - Full bodied and very lightly carbonated. Plenty of alcohol warmth.

O - Very different than most porters I have experienced. Fruitier and richer. The richness of this beer can not be overstated. Overall enjoyable, but not mind blowing.

02-12-2013 02:16:09 | More by JStans12
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.98/5  rDev 0%

A-Clear amber when pouring , black in the glass, one finger off white head.

S-Roasted malt, slight coffee, burnt notes, leather, oak and smoke.

T-Very roasty, burnt, some with leathery notes. Like a smoked porter almost. Alcohol is not noticeable. Chocolate. As it warms alcohol heat becomes more present

M-Lighter than I was expecting, slight carbonation and creamy.

O-A vast improvement over other beers in the series. The high alcohol isn't entirely noticeable.

02-08-2013 01:34:11 | More by rlee1390
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BugTownPub

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-06-2013 04:03:02 | More by BugTownPub
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NYSPHophead

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-29-2013 22:02:21 | More by NYSPHophead
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andylipp

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-29-2013 20:10:49 | More by andylipp
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

01-29-2013 04:32:27 | More by bostonryan
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Hellmeh

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-28-2013 04:43:06 | More by Hellmeh
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phishbone23

New York

3/5  rDev -24.6%

01-23-2013 16:50:13 | More by phishbone23
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garfscores

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

01-23-2013 05:28:48 | More by garfscores
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shand

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

I pulled this guy out of my cellar because I noticed the cap was crimped oddly - probably meant nothing, but to be on the safe side, better drink it ASAP. Harpoon Baltic Porter pours black with a tiny, bone-white head. The aroma is robust, with roasted malts and dark fruits taking the forefront. The roasted malts border on burnt. The first sip is smoother than expected, with a very nicely rounded body. The dark fruits come though stronger, along with a smooth chocolate flavor that tempers the roast. The mouthfeel is thick and velvety, and the drinkability is very good. Overall, this is a very good Baltic Porter, especially for how cheap the Leviathan series is. Highly recommended.

01-21-2013 02:54:09 | More by shand
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vonnegut21

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-11-2013 18:43:27 | More by vonnegut21
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +1.3%

A: Pours a velvety black color with a half inch light tan head. Light lacing on glass as you drink it down.

S: Slightly ashy with robust burnt and deeply roasted barley aroma. A touch of bitter chocolate, licorice, and dried fruit esters. Small earthy, piney hops for balance.

T: Rich, dark roasted and burnt malt flavors rule this beer and you get a noticeable licorice flavor that suits this beer well. Spme very dark chocolate and the hop additions add to the bitterness that is in the finish of this beer. Some ripe plum notes and dark fruity esters come through too.

M: Medium to full body this beer is and a noticeable alcohol warmth comes through as well.

O: A very warming beer with a rich flavor and ample strength to warm the soul and please the palate at the same time. One of the nicest, well produced beers in the Leviathan series I have tasted so far. It really can call for a second or third round and still be interesting and fulfilling!

01-08-2013 22:33:07 | More by scottbrew4u
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nafredet1

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

01-02-2013 17:43:18 | More by nafredet1
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Conniehophead

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-02-2013 14:51:31 | More by Conniehophead
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jk3

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

12-30-2012 22:12:37 | More by jk3
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shopsis

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-30-2012 06:47:43 | More by shopsis
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

12-27-2012 02:55:51 | More by BigTrubble
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vcoggins

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-27-2012 00:35:31 | More by vcoggins
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agreenman19

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

12-24-2012 03:07:04 | More by agreenman19
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BJasny

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

12-24-2012 01:40:16 | More by BJasny
Harpoon Leviathan - Baltic Porter from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
89 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.