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Harpoon Leviathan - Baltic Porter - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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very good

353 Ratings

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Ratings: 353
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 42
Gots: 13 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

brheuer, Mar 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

jhb138, Mar 21, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -56%

BGsWo22, Mar 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

MAbeerNE1, Mar 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

brandon911, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

abex44, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of JStans12
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

JStans12, Feb 12, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

rlee1390, Feb 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

BugTownPub, Feb 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

NYSPHophead, Jan 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

andylipp, Jan 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

bostonryan, Jan 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Hellmeh, Jan 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

garfscores, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of shand
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

shand, Jan 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

vonnegut21, Jan 11, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

scottbrew4u, Jan 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

nafredet1, Jan 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Conniehophead, Jan 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

jk3, Dec 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

shopsis, Dec 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

BigTrubble, Dec 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

vcoggins, Dec 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

agreenman19, Dec 24, 2012
Harpoon Leviathan - Baltic Porter from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
89 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.