Harpoon Leviathan - Quad - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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3.55/5 rDev -3.3%
A- pours a murky dark brown color with a small foamy light tan head, short retention that fizzes out, leaving just a ring of lace
S-lots if dark fruit, dark licorice, some herbal-medicinal notes, sweet caramel malt and some alcohol burn in the aroma
T- the medicinal flavors follow the aroma, lots of dark fig and licorice, herbal hop, toasted bready malt with sweet caramel-toffee flavors, sweet finish with alcohol on the finish
M- thick, viscous and syrupy mouthfeel, low carbonation, sticky finish as it seems to coat the tongue, alcohol heat on the finish.
O- huge flavors with some nice dark fruity notes, wasn't a fan of the mouthfeel but a worthy American example of the style.
04-15-2013 22:00:32 | More by Treyliff
District of Columbia
3.48/5 rDev -5.2%
1/31/12 Harpoon Brewery | 2012 Leviathan Quad | 12oz Bottle
Appearance- light brown, chestnut, thin off white head, slight haze
Aroma- spicy, not too much Belgian yeast action, but there is a little clove. Peppery, piney, woody, “forest floor”, boozey, not as fruity as I’d expect
Mouthfeel- moderate/high co2, surprisingly medium in body, slight astringency
Taste- Belgian spice, dark fruit, molasses, alcohol is definitely a component, much more subdued with a year of age though, candy syrup
Residual- flavor kind of cuts off quickly, doesn’t linger too long at all, a little sweetness
Overall- Not Harpoon’s best offering. Although… It is still significantly better than it was fresh. The alcohol has mellowed and it has become a pretty decent sipping beer. There was no real front or back to the beer. You had a big burst of flavor and then it cut off
02-03-2013 19:35:26 | More by Anker13
3.34/5 rDev -9%
A: 2012 pours a clear, deep mahogany color with a bubbly two-finger tan head that settles out quickly.
S: Molasses, dried plums, light vanilla, and brown bread make out the sweeter aromas. There is some peppery aromas and other spicy notes from the hops and yeast characteristics.
T: Buttery caramel and molasses envelop the tongue with a brown bread and candi sugar sweetness. Hints of dried plums, sherry and peppery hops in the background. A bit boozy for this style.
M: Medium to full body with a buttery texture and light, crisp carbonation. Alcohol warmth is a bit too much at times.
O: Harpoon gives this style a decent effort but it is a bit hot in the alcohol presence and it may need to rest a few years to mellow. Decent fruit esters and nice peppery bite give the drink some good interest.
01-23-2013 22:44:04 | More by scottbrew4u
2.9/5 rDev -21%
2012 vintage poured into a snifter, super thin light tan head, no lacing, dark ruby/brown color, relatively clear, bubbly. Smell is easy, dark fruits mostly, hints of malt, some sweetness. Taste is similar, but also with a little spice. Not exactly what I am used to recently with other quads. Mouthfeel is average; carbonated, not particularly smooth. Overall not a huge fan, but not surprised.
11-29-2012 02:38:54 | More by rodlavers
Harpoon Leviathan - Quad from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
83 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.