Harpoon Leviathan - Baltic Porter - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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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
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
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
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
Harpoon Leviathan - Baltic Porter from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
89 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.